I Won’t Last A Day Without You

1521-A I Wont Last A Day
(Paul Williams, Roger Nichols) Almo Music Corp. ASCAP 3:46

A&M 1521 Single released: 3/25/74
Billboard #11, 4/13/74
b/w One Love

Original album mix:
A SONG FOR YOU Remastered Classics CD
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)

Original album mix, sped up:
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 2
A&M NEW GOLD SERIES VOL 1 (1990)
A&M GOLD SERIES (1991) and STARTRAX (AUS)
– THE CARPENTERS COLLECTION (THEIR GREATEST HITS)
ONLY YESTERDAY-THEIR GREATEST HITS
THE SINGLES 1974-1978
A SONG FOR YOU original LP, MFSL and the COMPACT DISC COLLECTION version

1974 single mix: added guitar figures toward end
ANTHOLOGY (89)
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
– YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (84)

1974 single mix, sped-up:
A SONG FOR YOU original A&M CD
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (UK)

A mono foldown of this mix exists on the promo 45.

1991 remix: based on the single version, returned to the slower speed, features the usual stereo piano, reverbed vocals and beefed up bass and drums common on the remixes
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
ANTHOLOGY (97)
BEST OF BEST+
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 2
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
GOLD (JP)
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
LOVE SONGS
MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
SWEET MEMORY on and off
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
TWENTY TWO HITS OF THE CARPENTERS
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (NL)

1991 remix with added piano extension:
THE SINGLES 1969-1981
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS (UK)

Karaoke mix:
ORIGINAL MASTER KARAOKE-YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

SACD 5.1 surround mix:
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on surround layer

Quad mix:
A SONG FOR YOU quad 8-track

Live mix:
– included in medley on LIVE AT THE PALLADIUM

Chris May says:
Regarding the SACD surround mix: Piano seems to be mixed more in the rears, Karen’s voice is somewhat reverberated. Again, wonderful separation all around. No major changes otherwise. Electric guitar figures are of course there in the mix as with all previous mixes (except the album mix).