Yesterday Once More (album)

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Yesterday Once More: Greatest Hits 1969–1983
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Compilation album by The Carpenters
Released 8 October 1984
Recorded 1969–1983
Genre Pop
Length 98:04 (1984)
104:25 (1998)
Label A&M
Producer Richard 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
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 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 changed track ordering. The reissue was 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, certifications and sales[edit]

Year Chart Provider Position
1984 UK Albums Chart BPI
10
1993[2] Japanese Albums Chart Oricon
35
Country Organization Level Sales/shipments
United States RIAA 2× Multi-Platinum[3] 1,000,000+ (×2)
United Kingdom BPI Platinum[4] 300,000+
Japan RIAJ Platinum 270,000+[2]
China BPI Platinum[5]

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