1. The new Carpenters recording with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is now available for preorder! Use this link to preorder, and help us out at the same time. Thank you!

Calling John Eidsvoog

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Rachel, Dec 8, 2018.

  1. Rachel

    Rachel Someone said that time would ease the pain... Thread Starter

    If I may be so bold and start a new thread as a new member, I was hoping John would come back and tell us all he can about the experience with Richard in creating this new album.
  2. Tony

    Tony Active Member

    Yes indeed!
  3. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    I was also going to post a question to him but didn't know where since I haven't listened yet to any songs.

    @John Eidsvoog
    Can you confirm or deny at this point that the track Those Good Old Dreams was recorded with the RPO. I could have sworn with my life that it was going to be a bonus track on the Target Cd. Was this just in our dreams? Ha.
  4. John Adam

    John Adam leis around my neck

    Sometimes patience is a virtue.
    If he has been reading all the comments everyone has made so far, "it's going to take some time." I'm sure he will come back when he is ready. He is only one man, we are many! :)
  5. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    John Eidsvoog's comments throughout the lead-up to the album's release have been a joy to read. They helped set a wonderful sense of anticipation. My question(s) for John is about why the advanced version of "Ticket To Ride" used the old original piano and the album had a rerecorded piano. My comment on the advanced version of TTR was that, even though I liked it a lot, it was disappointing that the original piano was kept. At what point did Richard decide that a newly recorded piano was needed? Was it after the release of the single? Also, did Richard remark or discuss how/why he specifically chose certain songs to redo the piano parts? "Close to You" also has a new piano, except for the piano intro and some of the accents sprinkled throughout the song.

    it would be great to hear from John and hopefully get some further insight on how this album came together.
  6. Mike Blakesley

    Mike Blakesley Well-Known Member Moderator

    I think the answer to this one is probably quite simple..... the label wanted something to put out as a promo, and TTR may have been the "closest" to finished at the time they needed it, but wasn't quite finalized yet.
  7. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    It’s funny to me but about three weeks in I thought our three ‘singles’ had edits. Since I was playing from the cloud it reminded me of the Intel commercial where the movie ending was changed to display the power of the laptop. I sometimes wonder if that was applied here.
  8. leadmister

    leadmister Well-Known Member

    Calling occupants of John Eidsvoog's interplanetary craft....Couldn't resist that one. :D

    I favor this line of reasoning as well. Although there was certainly no malicious intent on anyone's part or attempts to deceive, what better teaser could we possibly have? It's like going to cash in a $50 lottery ticket and being told that you read it wrong, it's actually $5,000. Hahaha I'll take it!
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  9. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    The version of TTR with the old piano is on the Target CD, which I have, and from what I gather on the regular CD not purchased from Target. If a change was made to TTR, then it came somewhat late in the game, after these first CDs were pressed. I have a download of the album with the newer version of TTR and that is the version that Richard ultimately wanted released. It is too bad that the CDs so far don't have the final version.
  10. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    My Target CD has the correct version of TTR.

  11. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    By correct, you mean TTR with the newly recorded piano?
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  12. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Is there a code on the outside of the Target CD to be able to tell which has the earlier version and which has the finalized version? I’m there now...
  13. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    I only have the Target CD with the old versions. I don't think there will be any distinction on a repressing anyway. It will be a crap shoot if you buy one. It is a shame that those of us who bought CDs didn't get the final version of the album. That is why I have a download version as well.
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  14. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Thanks but that didn’t help me lol
    I’ll take my chances.

    I want all versions I’m selfish huh?
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  15. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Ed, I'm going to ask a favor. Can you look at the underside of your CD (the playing side) and read the tiny machine print around the hub? There's a section that looks like a lighter-silvered bar and in the rightmost part there's even tinier print that has a date and time of manufacture. You might need a magnifying glass to read this.

    My Target disc in this section has the following:

    11/02/2018 06:02:36 PM #179525
  16. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    Harry, what versions of YOM and TTR are on your disc?
  17. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator

    Good Old Dreams was the only additional song recorded for the project, but for whatever reason wasn't included.
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  18. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Both of my CDs (Target and standard Amazon) have the early versions of those two songs. Only my download files have the updated. That's why I'm curious about Ed's who claims a Target CD with updated Ticket. The dates on both of my CDs is 11/02/2018.
  19. John Tkacik

    John Tkacik Active Member

    My Target CD has the same information as Harry's
  20. CarpentersToYou

    CarpentersToYou What I feel has come and gone before...

    My target edition is the new version
  21. motownboy

    motownboy Active Member

    Thank you, Harry. It sounds like we probably have the same pressing. I am going to check my Target CD anyway when I get home.
  22. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    Mine is exactly like Harry’s

    The one from Amazon has the same piano part also. #179531
  23. Song4uman

    Song4uman Well-Known Member

    So then newer pressings should have the new piano part? Would it also have the redone piano beginning on YOM? Where the orchestra goes right into the vocal?
  24. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Thanks Chris...ok so how do we get it...lol just kidding...well I hope it shows up "Someday"
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  25. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    I can confirm my Target CD has the same exact numbers listed above. I had no idea these details were on the bottom, date and actual time, very interesting. This is confirmation of early pressings. I am curious if Japan will have any markings on their CD. Mine just left outbound Tokyo today.

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