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As originally released on vinyl, side two (presumably the Then side) began with Yesterday once more, a huge international hit that also served as a mood-setting song for the next track, which was an eight-song medley of sixties classics. That side closed with a brief reprise of Yesterday once more. Side 1 of the original vinyl album (presumably the Now side) was more conventional, as it featured the classic songs Jambalaya, Sing and This masquerade, together with the less famous but also excellent Heather and I can't make music.
Jambalaya is a cover of the oft-recorded Hank Williams country classic. Jo Stafford had a huge American pop hit with it not long after Hank's original was a huge country hit. The song was also an American pop hit for John Fogerty (from his album of country songs, Blue ridge rangers). That version was only about a year old when this album was released, so the Carpenters didn't release Jambalaya as a single in America, but they did in Britain where it became a big hit, just missing the top ten.
Although I started by describing the second half of the album first, the CD version starts, as you'd expect, with the original side one, with side two following. The impact of the title is lessened on CD, as there are no longer two sides, but the quality is still all there.