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50th Carpenters COMPLETE - Box Set ideas

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Jan 26, 2019.

  1. John Tkacik

    John Tkacik Active Member

    I would love to see a BBC DVD set of their 1971, 1974, and 1976 performance broadcasts and a PBS DVD of their Boston Pops concert.
  2. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    With the BBC specials, the original masters probably no longer exist, as the BBC had quite the junking policy right upto the 80’s, which is probably why the DVD producers of the Live In London” DVD were using a Japanese copy. Richard might have a copy in his collection that he got in the 70’s from the BBC, and that might be where he got the audio for “And When He Smiles”. Otherwise, those specials were recorded on 1970’s PAL tape, so there wouldn’t be any film to Remaster from.
  3. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    I don't know much about it other than it supposedly had several different artists on the radio dial before you get to "All Hit Radio".
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  4. Rumbahbah

    Rumbahbah Well-Known Member

    Indeed. Copies of many of the BBC music specials from the same series (featuring the likes of Bobbie Gentry, Joni Mitchell and Laura Nyro) were erased and thus far no other copies of them have ever surfaced. So we're lucky that the Carpenters special is still available at all!
  5. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    It wasn’t just music specials. It was their entire catalog. If your a Dr. Who fan or even a sci-fi fan then you’ve heard or know about the junking issue.
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  6. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Just surprise me. I'm not the demanding type.
  7. Actorman

    Actorman Active Member

    I like Simon's idea of 2-disc deluxe editions of Offering through Made In America with all of the posthumously released tracks, demos, jingles, and single mixes appended where they make the most sense.

    I would also be absolutely thrilled with a US release of the Japanese box set from a few years ago where each album was done as a little book. I would love to see all of the liner notes and photographs it contained.
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  8. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    I also love the idea but as Simon also mentioned though, that renders Voice Of The Heart and Lovelines unusable.
  9. CarpentersToYou

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

    So instead it could be a box set of songs that are placed in chronological order of recording date instead of by album.
  10. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    ^^^ I can't like this idea enough!
  11. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    Maybe a disc of tracks remixed in a dance format like My Body Keeps Changing My Mind from the From The Top box set could included.
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  12. aaflyer98

    aaflyer98 Well-Known Member

    I’ll trade your box set for the studio completed version of “Thank You For The Music” that sits in the vaults
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  13. Carl

    Carl "you are one of the few things worth remembering"

    This is an interesting thread, I very much like the idea of a TV specials dvd and maybe the release of Karen Carpenter Goodbye to Love on DVD. What I'm looking forward to is the release of the Carpenters discography, I think that book will look great among many Carpenters collections and I feel it will serve as a great companion to the albums. I have the Essential Collection 4cd , which I think came out in 2002. But I'm very curious to see what develops over the next few months.
  14. or how about the newly regrouped ABBA joining forces on Karen's vocal of "Thank You for The Music"? ~
    now that would BE an event and probably "single of the year" - with two 70's supergroups joining forces.
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  15. aaflyer98

    aaflyer98 Well-Known Member

    THAT would be amazing!
  16. Anyone else here have a feeling that this thread is actually to generate ideas for Richard? I mean take a look at his comments in this interview:

    Carpenter reveals that he’s finishing off some new songs. “I can’t say it’s a new album at the moment, just four or five numbers. We’ll see.”

    Richard Carpenter - Record Collector Magazine
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  17. yep
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  18. Mark-T

    Mark-T Well-Known Member

    Any decisions made on these projects for the 50th or are they still just considerations?
  19. Someday

    Someday Active Member

    Does anyone actually know if there IS going to be a 50th Ann project? If something were released for April, shouldn't we have heard about it by now? We're already half way through February ...
  20. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    There could always be something in the works for November/December to celebrate Offering/Ticket To Ride’s 50th.
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  21. Chris May

    Chris May Resident 'Carpenterologist' Moderator Thread Starter

    Or perhaps 2020 for the 50th Anniversary of Close To You... This was the bullet that set it all in motion :)
  22. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    I was watching the 1978 performance of Thank You For The Music.
    In itself, a very good performance (with technology, that performance could be 'enhanced.')
    So, if a full-blown studio version exists--that song gets my vote.
    Dismayed when Richard repeated no New material for release.
    How can that be ? It defies credulity that there would not be enough
    good material (including studio,solo, live, tv...etc) in the vaults.
  23. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    I know. We know for a fact that there are 2 completed tracks from at least Karen’s solo album that wouldn’t take much to release.

    Plus I was just thinking, for a 50th box, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a disc where it looked at Richard’s producer role after Karen and included tracks from Veronique, Scott Grimes and Akiko.
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  24. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    That's a really nice idea!

    For me it would look something like this:

    1. Something In Your Eyes (feat. Dusty Springfield)
    2. That's What I Believe (feat. Scott Grimes)
    3. Gomenasai (feat. Tatu)
    4. In Love Alone (feat. Dionne Warwick)
    5. How Could I Ask For More (feat. Akiko Kobayashi)
    6. Show Me The Way To Your Heart (feat. Scott Grimes)
    7. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me (feat. Veronique Beliveau)
    8. Only The Angels Know (feat. Akiko Kobayashi)
    9. Chance In A Million (feat. Scott Grimes)
    10. All Those Years Ago (feat. Petula Clark)
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  25. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    I really wouldn’t want this kind of CD as part of the 50th set....:hide: I mean we already have those tracks on the original CDs.

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