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As Time Goes By (The Carpenters album)

As Time Goes By is the posthumous fourteenth and final studio album by American music duo Carpenters. It was initially released in Japan on August 1, 2001. An international release was originally to follow soon thereafter, but the release of the album generated copyright discrepancies among several publishers. These discrepancies were not resolved until late 2003, delaying the album's international date of release until April 13, 2004.

As Time Goes By
As Time Goes By (Carpenters album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 1, 2001 (Japan)
April 13, 2004 (international)
GenreAdult contemporary
ProducerRichard Carpenter
Carpenters chronology
As Time Goes By
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]
Uncut3/5 stars[2]



As Richard Carpenter writes on the group's official website: "The tracks contained on this collection span the years 1969–1982, and are culled from a wide variety of media: demos, outtakes, live performances, as well as the Carpenters' television specials. The recordings encompass the majority of the Carpenters' recording career and are an eclectic mix, containing the likes of "Dizzy Fingers," "My Funny Valentine" and "Dancing in the Street."

Track listingEdit

1."Without a Song"
  • Edward Eliscu
  • Billy Rose
  • Vincent Youmans
2."Superstar"/"Rainy Days and Mondays"
  • Bonnie Bramlett
  • Leon Russell / Paul Williams
  • Roger Nichols
3."Nowhere Man"Lennon–McCartney2:56
4."I Got Rhythm"/"'S Wonderful"/"Rhapsody in Blue"/"Fascinating Rhythm" (I Got Rhythm medley)
  • George Gershwin
  • Ira Gershwin
5."Dancing in the Street"
  • Ivy Hunter
  • Marvin Gaye
  • William Stevenson
6."Dizzy Fingers"Edward Elzear "Zez" Confrey3:34
7."You're Just in Love"Irving Berlin3:46
8."This Masquerade"/"My Funny Valentine"/"I'll Be Seeing You"/"Someone to Watch Over Me"/"As Time Goes By"/"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"/"I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (Karen/Ella medley)
  • Leon Russell / Richard Rodgers
  • Lorenz Hart / Sammy Fain
  • Irving Kahal / G. Gershwin
  • I. Gershwin / Herman Hupfeld / Duke Ellington
  • Bob Russell / Ellington
  • Irving Mills
9."Close Encounters/Star Wars Medley"John Williams6:01
10."Leave Yesterday Behind"Fred Karlin3:34
11."Yesterday Once More"/"Magic Moments"/"Sing"/"Catch a Falling Star"/"Close to You"/"It's Impossible"/"We've Only Just Begun"/"And I Love You So"/"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes"/"'Till the End of Time"/"No Other Love" (Carpenters/Como medley)
  • John Bettis
  • Richard Carpenter / Burt Bacharach
  • Hal David / Joe Raposo / Lee Pockriss
  • Paul Vance / Bacharach
  • David / Armando Manzanero
  • Canche Manzanero
  • Sid Wayne / P. Williams
  • Nichols / Don McLean / Slim Willet / Buddy Kaye
  • Ted Mossman / Richard Rodgers
  • Oscar Hammerstein II
12."California Dreamin'"
  • John Phillips
  • Michelle Phillips
13."The Rainbow Connection"
  • P. Williams
  • Kenneth Ascher
14."Sing"/"Close to You"/"For All We Know"/"Ticket to Ride"/"Only Yesterday"/"I Won't Last a Day Without You"/"Goodbye to Love"" (hits medley '76)
  • Raposo / Bacharach
  • David / Fred Karlin
  • James Griffin
  • Robb Wilson / Lennon–McCartney / Bettis
  • Carpenter / P. Williams
  • Nichols / Bettis
  • Carpenter
15."And When He Smiles"Al Anderson3:06


  • "The Rainbow Connection"
CD single UICY-5006
  1. "The Rainbow Connection"
  2. "Leave Yesterday Behind"
  3. "Medley (Superstar/Rainy Days and Mondays)"
  • JP CD promo (2001) SIC-1039
  1. "The Rainbow Connection"
  2. "Leave Yesterday Behind"


  1. ^ As Time Goes By - Carpenters. AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved November 27, 2013.
  2. ^ The Carpenters - As Time Goes By. Uncut. IPC Media. Retrieved November 27, 2013.