The Carpenters: Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums); Richard Carpenter (keyboards, background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: Tony Peluso, Tim May (guitar); Joe Osborn (bass); Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon, Larrie London, Ron Tutt, Ed Greene (drums).
Producers: Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter, Jack Daugherty.
Includes liner notes by Paul Grein.
Digitally remastered by Richard Carpenter.
Personnel: Richard Carpenter (vocals, piano, keyboards, background vocals); Karen Carpenter (vocals, drums, background vocals); Timothy May , Tony Peluso (guitar); Joe Osborn (bass guitar); Ed Greene, Hal Blaine, Jim Gordon , Larrie Londin, Ron Tutt (drums); Jimmy Joyce, Julia Tillman, Carolyn Dennis, Maxine Willard Waters, Carlena Williams (background vocals).
Audio Remixer: Roger Young.
Liner Note Author: Paul Grein.
Recording information: A&M, Los Angeles, CA.
Arrangers: Peter Knight; Richard Carpenter .
The first of many CD compilations of Karen and Richard Carpenter's dozens of hit singles, 1985's YESTERDAY ONCE MORE contains 28 of the siblings' best songs--from their first hit, 1969's "Ticket To Ride," to their last, 1981's "Touch Me When We're Dancing." The two-CD set eschews chronological order, sequencing the songs by mood instead. As such, it's probably the most listenable of the Carpenters' compilations, serving both as a perfect introduction to the duo's best work and as a handy sampler for longtime fans. The set was remastered by Richard Carpenter in 1998 as part of a general overhaul of the Carpenters' A&M catalogue.