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Live in Australia in Comparison

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by CraigGA, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. CraigGA

    CraigGA Active Member Thread Starter

    I found this in the history...if you search you can review a nice discussion.

    "Live in Australia"!
    Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by CarpentersToYou, Apr 22, 2004.

    I watched it the other day, and I was amazed at how relaxed and enjoyable this concert looked to the group. To me, Karen looks and sounds great in all of them, but Richard seemed to really enjoy this concert, and it just stood out in comparison to the others. It's not as slick as the others, but enjoyable, nonetheless. And, the Bacharach medley was great to see Karen drumming and singing at the same time, but nothing in comparison to the performance in Music Music Music portrayed in vocal stylistic perfection.

    Craig
     
  2. Disney

    Disney New Member

    Live in Australia was so enjoyable to watch...It was the second Carpenters concert I watched in full on youtube and it had many many replayable moments I can say :)

    The part when Richard said that some people still thought Karen was his wife...I laughed sooooo much when Karen suddenly said "Awww yuck" It was nearly 3am when I watched this and I'm surprised I didn't wake my neighbours :wink: It was a cute sibling interaction that will never fail to make me giggle :D

    Another favourite part was Karen and Doug's duet. ..They were adorable and playful together♡ That has been replayed many times too by me

    And of course Karen on the drums was out of this world Amazing, She will forever be my one and only inspiration ♡♥♡♥

    Karen, Richard and the band definitely were relaxed and it had the feel of buddies having a good ol' jam session ^.^ I forgot there was an audience there..whilst watching...it felt like they were just playing for me hehe via my imagination :wink:
     
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  3. Thanks for the reminder of this concert footage. Interesting to note, if this is, indeed, the full, May 24, 1972 concert (as not all songs may have made the final broadcast...), they omitted the singles, “Rainy Days,” “Beasts,” and “It’s Going To Take Some Time,” which would have been their current single in the US on that date. Perhaps they were in the show, but just not in the broadcast? Strange, then, that they included “Help!” and “Surrender,” in the broadcast, instead. Great concert, though. They were clearly on top of their game, and they all seemed so happy.
     
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  4. It's too bad that there's not a version of this in color. Great early concert from the duo. Also, I noticed that Karen looks unusually thin here. At other times in 1972 she looks great. It's amazing how her appearance would change so often; even within the same year. She was really grappling with weight issues way before 1975.
     
  5. CraigGA

    CraigGA Active Member Thread Starter

    I have never toured but I have been away from home for a few weeks at a time and weight normally fluctuates under those conditions. Plus, then, they were still in the string of top ten hits. And, we don't know what the distortion factor is on that tape. It would be great if anyone on this board who attended that concert would comment and support the bubbly mood of happiness we see present in this video.
    The only clunky part is when the drummers rotate. Hiring Cubby in the following years fixed that issue. The newer concerts seem more professional but this one just looks like a band having a good time with a lead singer that knocks your socks off and a backup band with vocal and instrumental talent. Doug sounds good with Karen and they look well together. And Richard looks like he could not get any happier.
     
  6. BarryT60

    BarryT60 Well-Known Member

    they were on top of the world.
     

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