Yesterday Once More (album)

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Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969–1983
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Compilation album by
Released8 October 1984
Recorded1969–1983
GenrePop
Length98:04 (1984)
104:25 (1998)
LabelA&M
ProducerRichard Carpenter, Jack Daugherty, Karen Carpenter
The Carpenters chronology
The Singles: 1974-1978
(1978)
Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969–1983
(1984)
From the Top
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Yesterday Once More is a 2-disc compilation album by US pop group The Carpenters. It was released in 1984 and has been certified platinum in both the US and UK. It was re-released in 1998 with the addition of an extra track, "I Just Fall in Love Again," and a revised track order. The album was released in 1998 as Classics Volume 2 and remastered in 24-bit sound with new notes by Paul Grein.

Track listing (1984)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Yesterday Once More" (single) (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) – 3:58
  2. "Superstar" (single) (Leon Russell, Bonnie Bramlett) – 3:45
  3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (remix) (Paul Williams, Roger Nichols) – 3:38
  4. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" (Kerry Chater, Chris Christian) – 3:39
  5. "Ticket to Ride" (remix) (Lennon–McCartney)– 4:07
  6. "Goodbye to Love" (remix) (Carpenter, Bettis) – 3:57
  7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (remix) (Barry DeVorzon, Perry Botkin, Jr.) – 3:16
  8. "It's Going to Take Some Time" (Carole King, Toni Stern) – 2:55
  9. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (Terry Draper, John Woloschuk) – 7:07
  10. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" (Juice Newton, Otha Young) – 2:57
  11. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Williams, Nichols) – 3:50
  12. "For All We Know" (single) (Fred Karlin, Arthur James, Robb Wilson) – 2:29
  13. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Terry Skinner, Kenny Bell, J.L. Wallace) – 3:23

Disc two[edit]

  1. "There's a Kind of Hush" (single) (Les Reed, Geoff Stephens) – 3:04
  2. "This Masquerade" (Russell) – 4:50
  3. "Hurting Each Other" (Gary Geld, Peter Udell) – 2:46
  4. "Please Mr. Postman" (Georgia Dobbins, William Garrett, Freddie Gorman, Brian Holland, Robert Bateman) – 2:52
  5. "I Need to Be in Love" (single) (Carpenter, Bettis, Albert Hammond) – 3:29
  6. "Make Believe It's Your First Time" (alternate) (Bob Morrison, Johnny Wilson) – 4:03
  7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (Steve Eaton) – 3:46
  8. "Top of the World" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 2:56
  9. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 5:00
  10. "We've Only Just Begun" (remix) (Williams, Nichols) – 3:03
  11. "Those Good Old Dreams" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 4:12
  12. "Sing" (remix) (Joe Raposo) – 3:17
  13. "Only Yesterday" (edit) (Carpenter, Bettis) – 3:50
  14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (single) (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 3:43

Track listing (1998)[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Yesterday Once More" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 3:58
  2. "Superstar" (Russell, Bramlett) – 3:48
  3. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (Williams, Nichols) – 3:40
  4. "(Want You) Back in My Life Again" (Chater, Christian) – 3:39
  5. "Ticket to Ride" (Lennon–McCartney) – 4:08
  6. "Goodbye to Love" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 3:58
  7. "Bless the Beasts and Children" (De Vorzon, Botkin) – 3:05
  8. "It's Going to Take Some Time" (King, Stern) – 2:57
  9. "There's a Kind of Hush (All Over the World)" (Reed, Stephens) – 3:03
  10. "Sweet, Sweet Smile" (Newton, Young) – 3:02
  11. "I Won't Last a Day Without You" (Williams, Nichols) – 3:54
  12. "For All We Know" (Karlin, James, Wilson) – 2:31
  13. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" (Skinner, Bell, Wallace) – 3:20
  14. "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft" (Draper, Woloschuk) – 7:09

Disc two[edit]

  1. "I Just Fall in Love Again" (Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Gloria Sklerov, Harry Lloyd) – 4:03
  2. "This Masquerade" (Russell) – 4:53
  3. "Hurting Each Other" (Geld, Udell) – 2:46
  4. "Please Mr. Postman" (Bateman, Dobbins, Garrett, Gorman, Holland) – 2:50
  5. "I Need to Be in Love" (Carpenter, Bettis, Hammond) – 3:49
  6. "Make Believe It's Your First Time" (Morrison, Wilson) – 4:07
  7. "All You Get from Love Is a Love Song" (Eaton) – 3:46
  8. "Top of the World" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 3:00
  9. "Because We Are in Love (The Wedding Song)" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 5:01
  10. "We've Only Just Begun" (Williams, Nichols) – 3:04
  11. "Those Good Old Dreams" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 4:12
  12. "Sing" (Raposo) – 3:18
  13. "Only Yesterday" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 4:10
  14. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Bacharach, David) – 4:33

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Provider Position
1984 UK Albums Chart BPI
10
1993[2] Japanese Albums Chart Oricon
35

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[3] Platinum 20,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[4] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Yamachan Land (Archives of the Japanese record charts) - Albums Chart Daijiten - The Carpenters". 7a.biglobe.ne.jp. Retrieved 2008-01-24.
  3. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1990". IFPI Hong Kong. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
  4. ^ "British album certifications – The Carpenters – Yesterday Once More". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 30, 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Type Yesterday Once More in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – The Carpenters – Yesterday Once More". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved November 30, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.