Yesterday Once More

1446-A Yesterday Once More
(Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) Almo Music Corp. – Hammer and Nails Music ASCAP 3:50

A&M 1446 Single released: 5/16/73
Billboard #2, 6/2/73
b/w Road Ode

Original album mix: missing electric guitar figures and oboe toward end, contains revving of engines
NOW AND THEN LP and Remastered Classics CD
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)

Single mix: added electric guitar figures and oboe toward end
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 1
– A&M NEW GOLD SERIES VOL 2
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
THE SINGLES 1969-1973 both Remastered Classics and original A&M CD (some later versions of this CD, notably Canadian, feature a remix instead)
– YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (84)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (UK)

The promo 45 for this song contains a folddown mono mix.

Single mix: added electric guitar figures and oboe toward end, contains revving of engines
NOW AND THEN, original A&M CD
ANTHOLOGY (89) (also includes entire medley on one track, but not reprise)

1985 remix: stereo piano, reverb vocal, heavier bass and drums, oboe centered
20th CENTURY MASTERS MILLENNIUM COLLECTION
– A&M COMPOSERS SERIES VOL 2 (RICHARD CARPENTER-JOHN BETTIS)
THE BEST OF CARPENTERS (Brazil)
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 2
– THE CARPENTERS COLLECTION (THEIR GREATEST HITS)
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
CARPENTERS PERFORM CARPENTER
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
ONLY YESTERDAY-THEIR GREATEST HITS
REMINISCING
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
TWENTY TWO HITS OF THE CARPENTERS
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)

1985 remix, same as above with revving of engines:
ANTHOLOGY (97) (has entire side of album on one track)
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
FROM THE TOP
– MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS (has entire side of album on one track)
SWEET MEMORY those days

1991 remix: similar to 85, harp/elec. piano softer in mix, oboe more to left
– 20/20 BEST OF BEST SELECTION
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
BEST OF BEST+
BY REQUEST
ICON
GOLD (JP)
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS (UK)
THE SINGLES 1969-1981
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (NL)

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

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

Quad mix:
NOW AND THEN quad album
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 quad album

Live mix:
LIVE IN JAPAN

Instrumental recording: totally different version of the song
PIANIST, ARRANGER, COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR

Chris May says:
Stereo piano recorded in ’85, along with additional keyboards to also include digital electric piano. Tambourine deleted from choruses.

’85 Mix – Violins mixed right of center, arpeggiated harp/digital electric piano (at second verse) hotter in mix, oboe centered

’91 Mix – Electric bass hotter in mix, violins now mixed to the left, arpeggiated harp/digital electric piano (at second verse) softer in mix, oboe more predominatly to left.

’04 Surround Mix – A great remix with great separation. You can hear the orchestra bell much louder at 1:27, 1:36 and 3:05.