Only Yesterday

1677-A Only Yesterday
(Richard Carpenter-John Bettis) Almo Music Corp. / Hammer and Nails Music ASCAP 4:12

A&M 1677 Single released: 3/14/75
Billboard #4, 3/29/75
b/w Happy

Original album mix in full length of about 4:12:
HORIZON LP and all CD’s of this title
– A&M COMPOSERS SERIES VOL 2 (RICHARD CARPENTER-JOHN BETTIS)
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 1
– A&M NEW GOLD SERIES VOL 2
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
THE SINGLES 1974-1978
SWEET MEMORY on and off
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (UK)

Original album mix edited to around 4:00:
ANTHOLOGY (89)
ANTHOLOGY (97)
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
FROM THE TOP
MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
TWENTY TWO HITS OF THE CARPENTERS

Original album mix, single-length edit to around 3:47:
– THE CARPENTERS COLLECTION (THEIR GREATEST HITS)
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
ONLY YESTERDAY-THEIR GREATEST HITS
REMINISCING
THE SINGLES 1969-1981
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (84)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)

The mono single mix folddown can be found on the promo 45.

1989 version with Overture: single length with added Overture from SINGLES 1969-1973, stereo reversed
O MELHOR DE CARPENTERS-ONLY YESTERDAY

1991 remix edited to around 3:59: heavier bass and drums, enhanced reverb
20th CENTURY MASTERS MILLENNIUM COLLECTION
CARPENTERS PERFORM CARPENTER
LOVE SONGS

1991 remix edited to single length of around 3:47:
– 20/20 BEST OF BEST SELECTION
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
BY REQUEST
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 2
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
GOLD (JP)
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
ICON
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS (UK)
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (NL)

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

Quad mix:
HORIZON quad album

Live version as part of medley:
LIVE AT THE PALLADIUM

Chris May says:
Regarding the SACD surround mix: there are no differences vocally, however the harmonies are better separated, hearing a majority of the backing vocals in the rear surround domain. I have to say that the instrumentation has some notable separation. The Wurlitzer electric piano fill at 1:57 is more distinct, and the Rhodes electric piano throughout is mixed louder, especially from 2:29 through 2:39. Certain changes are played that are not audible on the original mix. Also, when isolating the center channel, Richard’s backing vocal doubles can be heard by themselves.

Original promotional ad for this single:

Billboard Only Yesterday