Please Mr. Postman

1646-A Please Mr. Postman
(Brian Holland; Freddie Gorman; Georgia Dobbins; Robert Bateman; William Garrett) Jobete Music Co ASCAP / Stone Agate Music BMI 2:50

A&M 1646 Single released: 11/8/74
Billboard #1, 11/23/74
b/w This Masquerade

Original album mix: clapping at start all on right channel
HORIZON LP and all CDs of this title
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 1
– A&M NEW GOLD SERIES VOL 2
ANTHOLOGY (89)
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
– THE CARPENTERS COLLECTION (THEIR GREATEST HITS)
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
FROM THE TOP
ONLY YESTERDAY-THEIR GREATEST HITS
REMINISCING
THE SINGLES 1974-1978 (CD version only)
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (84)

Original album mix, reversed:
O MELHOR DE CARPENTERS-ONLY YESTERDAY (BRZ)

Original single mix: compressed, “pinched” sonics, clapping slightly left
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
SWEET SIXTEEN
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (UK)
THE SINGLES 1974-1978 (LP version only)

A mono single folddown exists on the promo single

1991 remix: heavier bass and drums, reverb added, clapping at start in both channels, vaguely right
20th CENTURY MASTERS MILLENNIUM COLLECTION
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
ANTHOLOGY (97)
BEST OF BEST+
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 1
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
GOLD (JP)
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
INTERPRETATIONS (UK)
MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS (UK)
THE SINGLES 1969-1981
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
SWEET MEMORY someday
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
TWENTY TWO HITS OF THE CARPENTERS
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (NL)

Karaoke remix: backing track to the 1991 remix
– ORIGINAL MASTER KARAOKE-YESTERDAY ONCE MORE

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

Quad mix:
HORIZON quad album

Chris May says:
Regarding the SACD surround mix: The most notable changes with the mix are: Backing vocals are much more separated. The piano is brought up and the track “bed” with respect to the sax, castanets are much more defined.

Original promotional ads for this single:

Billboard Please Mr Postman Special Delivery Dec 21 1974

Billboard Please Mr Postman Jan 18 1975

 

Carpenters Billboard Please Mr Postman Promo Ad Feb 01 1975