Thanks for the update, GaryAlan! When I clicked on the link, Carpenters weren't mentioned on the opening page. Many pages had to be loaded before seeing their name. What I found helpful at this site was to key in "Carpenters" as a search term; then the reader is treated to several pages of milestone certifications of Carpenters' releases.
I agree. The sound quality is exceptional. Straightfwd track selection. Not since the SINGLES 69-73 as far as comparison.NATION'S FAVOURITE is pretty much in chronological order and IMHO is one of the best one-disc collections in terms of hits.
Is it out of print already? I guess it was largely designed as an 'event' release around the original TV programme and wasn't intended to replace the Gold compilation in the long run.This time I recorded it. Great special. Unfortunately the CD of the same name is out of print but clearly covid meant the hasty decision to broadcast this so no tie in could be planned, presumably. Even so 2 other hits packages have moved into Amazon's top 50 ( reaching #34 and #49).
I think this link only works in the UK as ITV only has a UK broadcasting licence. There must be a way to view it elsewhere, even if it’s unofficial...I'd forgotten what great show this is after watching it on catch-up. Here's the link, well worth a watch.
The Nation's Favourite Carpenters Song - Sunday 17 May 10pm
Wow - the audio and visual quality are great compared to what’s already out there. It just goes to show that the entire concert must exist in this quality. Thanks for posting.
I wonder if it was maybe shot on 16mm film and it’s been rescanned from the film. I remember that back in 2016 PBS re-aired “The Highwaymen: Live From Nassau”, and that was rescanned from the original 16mm masters in 1080p and was broadcast in 1080i/720p and then saw a 1080p Blu-Ray release.I am amazed how different the audio sounds to the tape version out there. I really want to see this concert at this quality in its entirety!