By Request

Catalog number: POCM-1587 (Japan)

Track listing:

1. Yesterday Once More (1991 remix)
2. Road Ode (1990 remix)
3. I Need To Be In Love (1990 remix)
4. Mr. Guder (1990 remix)
5. You
6. One Love (1994 remix)
7. Can’t Smile Without You (single version, 1997 remix)
8. Happy
9. We’ve Only Just Begun (1985 remix)
10. Superstar
11. Rainy Days And Mondays (1991 remix)
12. Top Of The World (1973 version, 1991 remix)
13. (They Long To Be) Close To You (1991 remix)
14. Let Me Be the One
15. I Can’t Make Music
16. Sing (1994 remix)
17. Only Yesterday
18. Ticket To Ride (1973 version)
19. Sometimes
20. Look To Your Dreams


In the couple of years leading up to the millennium year of 2000, there were persistent rumors among Carpenters fans of a new compilation due out that was to be called EVERGREENS. It got as far as having entries in online databases that persist to this day, but the concept of the album was changed near the end to be a collection of songs requested by fans, largely in Japan. The result was officially titled BY REQUEST and saw release in Japan in 2000. It features a nice mix of hit material and favored album tracks.