Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits by Carpenters, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Usually the name Gold: Greatest Hits means "avoid this album." Many times small labels will buy the rights to some obscure songs by a big-name artist and then release it under that very title. But despite the name, this collection keeps the crap in the middle of the album, buried between the good stuff. In fact, this is a really good retrospective of this band. The dark and lonely ballads that Karen Carpenter sang take center stage, pushing brother Richard's pop contributions to the background. The album starts strong enough, featuring several of their biggest hits, including "Superstar," "Rainy Days and Mondays," "Goodbye to Love," and "It's Going to Take Some Time." And the album ends with more big hits, such as "Top of the World," "(They Long to Be) Close to You," and "We've Only Just Begun"; even their Klaatu cover, "Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft," makes it. But the middle is a danger zone of filler, featuring forgettable tracks like "Please Mr. Postman" and its ilk. But this collection has the requisite amount of good Carpenters songs to make it worthwhile, and anyone who does not have these songs on album should give this a listen.

Customer Reviews

All the classics

My mother brought me up listening to her "Yesterday Once More" LP. Didn't realise how much it had wormed its way into my memories until I listened to this. Karen Carpenter's voice is second to none and you've got all their best songs here. Standout tracks are probably the real classics- Superstar, Rainy Days and Mondays, We've only just begun and Top of the World. It's well worth having a look at the Love Songs album or the Interpretations album for a few other tracks that you can't get here.

The best voice ever

The earth lost a sublime talent in Karen Carpenter. Even if you don't like the style of music or the song, her voice draws you in and keeps you hooked. A brilliant taster of the finest female vocalist I've ever heard.


I also had forgotton how sublime Karen's voice was. If you're in love, want to be in love, just fallen out of love or just want a lovely peaceful afternoon etc. buy this.


Formed: 1968 in Downey, CA

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s

With their light, airy melodies and meticulously crafted, clean arrangements that appealed to a variety of audiences, the Carpenters stood in direct contrast with the excessive, gaudy pop/rock of the '70s; yet they became one of the most popular artists of the decade, scoring 12 Top Ten hits, including three number one singles. Karen Carpenter's calm, pretty voice was the most distinctive element of their music, settling in perfectly amidst the precise, lush arrangements provided by her brother Richard....
Full bio
Carpenters: Gold - Greatest Hits, Carpenters
View in iTunes
  • £14.99
  • Genres: Pop, Music, Soft Rock, Vocal
  • Released: 01 January 2000

Customer Ratings


Influenced by this Artist