Catalog number: DCI 83267
1. Superstar (1991 remix)
2. Rainy Days and Mondays (1991 remix)
3. Top Of The World (1973 version – 1991 remix)
4. Ticket To Ride (1973 version, reversed stereo, segued)
5. This Masquerade (1990 remix)
6. Sometimes (Live – JP)
7. There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World) (1985 remix)
8. It’s Going To Take Some Time (1989 remix)
9. Touch Me When We’re Dancing
11. A Song For You (1985 remix)
12. Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song)
13. I Need to Be in Love (1990 remix)
14. Hurting Each Other (1990 remix)
15. Please Mr. Postman (1991 remix)
17. All You Get from Love is a Love Song
18. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (1989 remix)
A 1994 mail-order-only set from Japan began with CARPENTERS BEST VOL.1, subtitled “Superstar/Top Of The World”. Paired with VOL.2, the 2-discs offer 36 tracks of largely the typical hit songs and favored album tracks. VOL.1 offers an oddly-placed “Sometimes”, the live version from LIVE IN JAPAN and not much else in the way of surprises. Most tracks that had been remixed appear here in their latest remix form.
These are official and were sanctioned by A&M Records, manufactured by Polygram K.K. Japan.
Both volumes were also combined into one double-CD release called CARPENTERS BEST, SONGS SELECTED BY RICHARD CARPENTER (DCI-83267/8) and had a limited general release also in 1994.