Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Feb 4, 2013.
^^ Thank you Adam for your contributions, interesting!
Adam where are these “facts” coming from?
I get information out of chart books.craig halstead book of Carpenters all the top 40 hits.And researching old charts from Billboard magazine via internet.
I know that the following has been discussed before on a thread about use of Carpenters’ recordings in other projects, (which I can’t find), but I can’t remember where we got up to.
I remember being amazed when watching “Muriel’s Wedding” in the cinema when it was first released, when Karen’s voice blasted across the theatre singing “We’ve Only Just Begun”. (Sounded great up full bore on the speakers of the theatre, too). My belief at the time was that Richard never, or almost never, authorises their recordings for other projects, so I was astounded. I think that when we discussed this last time, overseas viewers said that there was no “We’ve Only Just Begun” on the version of “Muriel’s Wedding” that they saw. I was just wondering again whether Carpenters’ famous recording did appear in the film in international versions. I was just listening to K & R on the soundtrack CD a few minutes ago.
I know that on the internet it’s been reported that the Carpenters version of “Calling Occupants” apparently appeared in the theatrical screenings of the X-Men movie “The Wolverine”, however on Blu-Ray here in Canada, while the song “Calling Occupants” is present, it’s by someone else. I’m wondering if Richard only authorized the Carpenters version for theatrical release but did not give permission for home video distribution.
The song definitely wasn't in the UK version of the film I saw.