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Time for Some Love for Richard!

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Jamesj75, May 25, 2015.

  1. goodjeans

    goodjeans Active Member

    ...I love this CD! (Not that anyone asked).
     
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  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    I notice the album covers an Abba song : "One Of Us''
    Is that song on the Veronique album arranged and produced by Richard Carpenter ?
     
  3. Yes. Arranged by Laythan Armor and Richard Carpenter. The whole album was produced by Richard Carpenter and he appears in many backing vocals.



    Harry
     
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  4. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I like her album!
     
  5. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Remembering, too, the outstanding Montage for the 1998 (Japan)
    Top of The World performance.
    Then, the more recent performance of the tune , in the grand opening of the
    Updated High School Auditorium.
     
  6. Randy M

    Randy M Member

    Don't forget to add a few tracks from the karaoke disc of Carpenters songs with Karen's vocals removed. I think Richard shines a little bit brighter on them.
     
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  7. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    How did I forget this, Richard Carpenter on piano and background for
    Yesterday Once More (with only 4400 views, maybe some have not seen this):
     
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  8. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Highlights from Japan documentary, 2002,
    at the end (12m) Richard Carpenter gives a wonderful rendition of
    "...the melody I'm most proud of ..."
    Yesterday Once More :
     
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  9. Chris Mills

    Chris Mills Well-Known Member

    1st of June in Wales UK and it's a real rainy day, and it's Monday......... you can tell where this is leading to!

    Thanks GaryAlan for making my Monday a bit brighter with these two video clips, never seen them before, great stuff.
     
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2015
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  10. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    That's my upload :)
     
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  11. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

    Here's one of my favorite Rainy Days & Mondays . . . From HOT, sunny Arizona. :sweating:
     
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  12. BarryT60

    BarryT60 Well-Known Member

    "Well there's this new one....."

    I wonder what it is - and what it sounds like... Is there anyplace to even hear demos of newer melodies or songs?

    Publishing companies?

    Just curious if anyone knows.... I'd really like to hear what Richard has been up to - in terms of writing...

    Thanks for posting this!
     
  13. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    Gary, Are you alright, mate. This is TERRIBLE.
     
  14. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    You caught me, Neal ! (apologies if I spelled your name incorrectly).
    The aforementioned Video was one that I felt had some interest --in
    that Richard Carpenter chose to participate in the event.
    If memory serves, it was to be a promo number for the group of boyband "singers".
    After that performance, that group was disbanded-- and, not for good reasons.
    I haven't done my homework well-enough on the entire performance and merely
    included it to highlight an event in Richard Carpenters' career.
    I have no personal opinion of it--but, Richard Carpenter did do it !
     
  15. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Thankfully, this did not appear on the Live At The Palladium Album,
    as I don't think it would have translated very well to Vinyl:
    (Draw your own conclusions, I'll keep mine to myself,to each his own.)
     
  16. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    This is officially the most brilliant thing I have ever seen in my life. I will ever look at life the same way again. You have unwittingly drawn a thick line between what came before I viewed this and what will now come after. I don't know what will follow but the parameters of life itself and all that it promises have just changed and my existence on this tainted orb has been forever altered in the most positive ways possible.

    Thank you, wonderful Gary. Thank you...

    Ed
     
  17. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    BTW, here's where Richard drew "inspiration" from. He heard this version and worked up the life-changing version from which I'll never recover heard above:



    Ed
     
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  18. BarryT60

    BarryT60 Well-Known Member

    Oh my heavens... This is perfection on a screen! I had never seen this clip....
    Been said so many times - but what a vocal power house this girl was!! Notice how she just goes for those notes - so assuredly, no sliding into them - no backing away from the mic... Just going for broke and nailing it every syllable. I personally love the nuances she incorporated in her live performances... Wish there were more out there....
    Thanks for posting!
     
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  19. goodjeans

    goodjeans Active Member

    ...I witnessed this live. That is all that I have to say. Thank you.
     
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  20. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I much prefer this version over the two lives ones released. She sings each word more completely.
     
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  21. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member

    This live version is so much better than the 1974 concerts versions. Karen sticks to the pronunciation that we hear on record. By the Budokan concerts her phrasing was much more 'clipped' and she sang with a 'twang' in her accent (instead of 'down' it became 'dennnn', 'clown' became 'clennn'), which spoiled the delivery for me.
     
  22. Chris Mills

    Chris Mills Well-Known Member

    Am I the only one who enjoyed hearing that American 'twang' in Karen's delivery in so many songs, it never bothered me, in fact I adored that style of vocal phrasing. European audience ears would have pricked up on hearing that 'twang'
     
  23. Nope. Hated it. It's one of the reasons I don't enjoy the live stuff very much.
     
  24. song4u

    song4u Well-Known Member

    Chris, I'm American but I'm not sure what you're hearing. Examples?
     

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