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Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Jeff, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    I re-watched the 1976 Holland Concert this morning.
    It's a mixed bag for me:
    But, what is consistently the highlight of the show--taking everything into consideration--
    is the voice of Karen Carpenter.
    But, again...we begin with Richard , and segue to Karen, then to
    Don't Be Afraid (At 8:40, in what seems to be a much higher key ?) segue to Sing (beautifully sung)
    and over five minutes of "audience" participation.
    The Grease Medley, and all that, consumes eight minutes (at least),
    onward (after more of Richard/piano and Karen/drums, separately)
    to the finale...Hits Medley.
    Of the hits finale, easily the start of the Medley--Close To You--
    is performed beautifully...slow, clear and with grace.
    So, when all is said and done,
    Karen's voice saves the day, elevates the entire concert.

    In parting: While Karen is thin in this concert,
    Richard is thinner. A bit perplexing, there, visually.
  2. I treasure both live albums but I never cared for the sound of Karen's voice (the miking or the mix?) on Palladium; it makes her sound like she had a stuffy-nose cold.
  3. Someday

    Someday Active Member

    Glad someone else noticed this. There are clips and stills around where RC looks like the anorexic one! ...

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