Ticket To Ride

AM 1142 Ticket Wonderful
(Lennon/McCartney) Maclen Music Inc. BMI 4:10

A&M 1142 Single released: 11/5/69
Billboard #54, 2/14/70
b/w Your Wonderful Parade – only Carpenters single to be released only in mono

Original album version:
OFFERING/TICKET TO RIDE and all CDs of these titles
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)

1973 version: Rerecorded by Karen & Rich for their first SINGLES collection. Rich’s piano is on the hard left, strings on the right.
– 20/20 BEST OF BEST SELECTION
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
BY REQUEST (JP)
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
GOLD (JP)
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
THE SINGLES 1969-1973 (all versions except A&M CD)
THE SINGLES 1969-1981
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (NL)

1973 version (narrowed stereo): This is the same recording as the other 1973 versions, but the hard-panning on the opening piano is softened a bit by narrowing the stereo. This sounds a bit more “comfortable” when listened to on headphones.
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 1
A&M NEW GOLD SERIES VOL 1 (1990)
A&M GOLD SERIES (1991) and STARTRAX (AUS)
ONLY YESTERDAY-THEIR GREATEST HITS
THE SINGLES 1969-1973(A&M CD)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (UK)

1973 version – reversed: Rich’s piano is now on the right, strings left.
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 1
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
FROM THE TOP
INTERPRETATIONS (UK)
MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
– REFLECTIONS and SWEET SWEET SMILE
SWEET MEMORY by and by
TWENTY TWO HITS OF THE CARPENTERS

1973 version – reversed, segued: the track follows “(Want You) Back In My Life Again” with a connecting segue on the following:
ANTHOLOGY (89)
ANTHOLOGY (97)
– THE CARPENTERS COLLECTION (THEIR GREATEST HITS)
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
– YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (84) (not reversed)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)

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

Quad remix:
THE SINGLES 1969-1973 Quad LP and 8-track

Mono single mix: shorter version and slightly different mix
– 45 RPM original single
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES

Chris May says:
Regarding the SACD surround mix: no major differences, although the cymbal swell at 0:13 is heard in wonderful “surround”. When isolating the center channel at 0:16, you hear the cello very dry and distinctly. It’s a very nice remix.

Original promotional ad for this single:

Billboard Ticket To Ride Ad Feb 14 1970