Released upon the 40th anniversary of the Carpenters' debut album, 40/40
is a double-disc retrospective containing 40 tracks (hence the title). Compiled by Richard Carpenter
and newly remastered, 40/40
largely covers familiar ground, running through all but one of their 20 Top 20 hits (the missing culprit is "There's a Kind of Hush") and plenty of other staples that have been reissued on compilations like this many times before. There's nothing new here, but there's nothing bad, either, and if you've somehow escaped having a double-disc Carpenters set in your collection, this is as good as any of them.