Their Greatest Hits And Finest Performances (Reader’s Digest)

Catalog number: RC7-183-1,2,3

Track listing:

Disc One:

1. We’ve Only Just Begun (1991 remix)
2. Superstar (1991 remix)
3. Rainy Days And Mondays (1991 remix)
4. Goodbye To Love (1991 remix)
5. (They Long To Be) Close To You (1991 remix)
6. All You Get From Love Is A Love Song
7. For All We Know (1990 remix)
8. I Won’t Last A Day Without You (1991 remix, single version, slow)
9. Hurting Each Other (1990 remix)
10. Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft (1989 remix)
11. Top Of The World (1973 version, 1991 remix)
12. (Want You) Back In My Life Again
13. Ticket To Ride (1973 version, reversed, segued)
14. Sing (1994 remix)
15. Can’t Smile Without You (single version) (1997 remix)
16. Bless The Beasts And Children (1985 remix)
17. It’s Going To Take Some Time (1989 remix)
18. Sweet, Sweet Smile
19. Touch Me When We’re Dancing
20. I Need To Be In Love (1990 remix)
21. Solitaire

Disc Two:

1. Only Yesterday (middle length edit)
2. One More Time
3. Those Good Old Dreams
4. Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
5. Look To Your Dreams
6. Yesterday Once More (1985 remix)
7. Fun, Fun, Fun (1997 remix, no DJ))
8. The End Of The World (1997 remix, no DJ)
9. There’s A Kind Of Hush (All Over The World) (1985 remix)
10. Help!
11. Jambalaya (On The Bayou) (1991 remix)
12. Deadman’s Curve (1997 remix, no DJ)
13. Johnny Angel (1997 remix, no DJ)
14. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (1997 remix, no DJ)
15. BEechwood 4-5789
16. Bacharach/David Medley (Live)
17. Please Mr. Postman (1991 remix)
18. Reason To Believe (1987 remix)
19. Our Day Will Come (1997 remix, no DJ)
20. One Fine Day (1997 remix, no DJ)
21. Yesterday Once More (reprise)(1990 remix)

Disc Three:

1. When I Fall In Love (1990 remix)
2. I Believe You
3. When It’s Gone (It’s Just Gone)
4. Because We Are In Love (The Wedding Song)
5. Love Is Surrender (1987 remix)
6. Maybe It’s You (1990 remix)
7. Make Believe It’s Your First Time
8. Little Girl Blue
9. This Masquerade (1990 remix)
10. A Song For You (1985 remix)
11. Your Baby Doesn’t Love You Anymore
12. Now
13. I Just Fall In Love Again
14. Silent Night, Holy Night (1992 remix)
15. Christ Is Born (1990 remix)
16. White Christmas (1990 remix)
17. Little Altar Boy
18. Merry Christmas Darling (1978 album version)
19. Ave Maria (1990 remix)


This massive three-disc set from 1997 was a welcome addition in Carpenters fans’ collections. Two big items of note here are the live Bacharach/David Medley that was first placed on the Japanese ANTHOLOGY, so it made its US debut here.  The other item was the remixed Oldies Medley from NOW AND THEN.  With only “Da Doo Ron Ron” among the missing, every track is remixed and without the DJ and sound effects.

Liner notes, which were printed in an undersized booklet (possibly to accomodate cassette packaging sizes), feature a fairly extensive interview by Gary Theroux.