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News Carpenters With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Simon KC1950, Jul 31, 2018.

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  1. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    After reading this thread, all I can say is... so exciting!!! :phones::phones::phones:



    the photo came from the link that was in simons very first post on this thread, but it`s now gone!
    I don`t know who`s account it is or what it`s from, I just looked at the photos, that`s all and saw the one I posted.
    apologies for taking the thread off topic.
  3. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    This might help you understand the process. Skip to 5:02, which shows the re-recording process. In the case of the Barcelona album, they stripped back everything, recorded the new orchestra, re-recorded the backing tracks and then carefully laid the lead vocals back onto the finished tracks.

    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
  4. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    Sorry for 5:02 read 2:27 :laugh:
  5. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    It says this video is not available.
  6. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    Strange. Ok what it showed was them recording new strings and orchestration for the Barcelona album, they redid everything (including in some cases the rhythm tracks, with new drum parts etc) and then once that was done, they carefully placed the original vocal tracks down onto the new music. It’s a fascinating process, I really hope they film what Richard is about to do because it would make for an amazing documentary.
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  7. jcolo1956

    jcolo1956 New Member

    Thank you very much, sorry for any confusion with my original post.
  8. Exciting to read this and looking forward to it as everyone is!, I wonder if they would consider one of those hologram shows but maybe the footage isn’t good enough to do such a production. Would be great, I haven’t been to any of the hologram shows of other artists but I read that they are something special.
  9. Chris Mills

    Chris Mills Well-Known Member

    Can someone leg it over to Abbey Road and check out what’s happening? Photos would do to verify situation.
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  10. Someday

    Someday Active Member

    I'm in London next weekend, so will drop by and see if there's anything going on!
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  11. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    I thought CM was joking ^^
    So the public can actually get access to the recording studio or where abouts in London to confirm events? So essentially one could pull a Drisilla Penny?
  12. I would be surprised.
  13. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    I don’t think you can just walk into the Abbey Road studios, no. But it’s in a public location so you can hang around if you’re looking for an autograph or get your picture taken on the famous Abbey Road pedestrian crossing :)

    If you want to see what it looks like inside, you can always take the virtual tour. This is a very cool interactive site, which allows you to view each room and even lets you mix tracks at the mixing desk:

    Google presents Inside Abbey Road
  14. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Or you can watch Abbey Road's famous zebra crossing featured on the cover of ABBEY ROAD through this webcam:

    EarthCam - Abbey Road Cam

    Surely Richard will cross that crossing at some point!
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  15. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    ^^I expect snaps posted here when he does :laugh:
  16. Simon KC1950

    Simon KC1950 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    We need to do a "Richard Watch"... Someone watching at all times :laugh:
  17. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen

    Let’s get a rota organised. With the US-UK time difference we should be able to cover 24 hours a day :laugh:
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  18. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    I wonder if Richard might be thinking of putting out a 5.1 mix of this album. Instead of SACD maybe a DVD that features a a slide for each song that gives the title but the audio is in DTS 5.1.
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  19. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Ha, I just had the chance to click on this link and it's 2:00 am there and not a soul in sight. However something cool just happened one of those double decker buses, the red one that looks like the one on the back of the Live at the Palladium and it drove right over the walkway and I shouted to myself...The Carpenters Bus!!! :laugh:
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    WYBIMLA Active Member

    It's been done with Tupac Shakur, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston (unreleased footage) and Roy Orbison (currently doing a posthumous tour). Elvis Presley was added to an episode of American Idol (duet with Celine Dion) using another form of trickery. I won't post here, but you can find all of this on YouTube.

    There's some cool things like having them magically appear on stage or dissolving outfits. It's rumoured Abba will be using similar technology for their upcoming new songs they're working on this year.

    About the hologram technology: inevitably, a Computer-Generated face with the Pepper's Ghost effect leaves fans saying "it doesn't look like them!"
    The body's movement is performed by an impersonator. Since this is relatively new technology, it's prone to distortion and limits how a show can be staged. Never mind, ethically speaking, it doesn't sit quite right.

    For Karen it would probably be staged similar to what was done with Roy Orbison. You have a beaming image of a person standing there with little movement for an hour. Honestly, I wouldn't want to go to a concert where I could hardly see this animated thing anyway. Lol Might as well do an entirely animated music video where you can feature them as a duo looking how they did in the 70s.
    Also, Richard did something like this in the 90s... this one time thing was bitter-sweet.

    I don't think a hologram is an idea Richard would approve. Getting The Carpenters with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra going is enough. I'm fine with other visual ideas for their legacy. Just the audio alone is sufficient for me!
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018

    WYBIMLA Active Member

    Alright well here's a HQ demo I found of Roy Orbison's Hologram.
    I mean, I don't know how I feel about this type of thing...
    I'm assuming a lot of the arrangements are from his RPO album.
    If we want to take this convo further, we'll have to make another thread.
    I can't see it for The C's.

  22. Simon KC1950

    Simon KC1950 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I really can't wait to see the tracklist, what songs has he chosen, could there be anything previously unreleased?

    Looking at the other 6 albums made with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, here are the number of tracks...

    -Elvis: The Wonder Of You = 14 tracks (17 on deluxe edition)

    -Elvis: If I Can Dream = 14 tracks

    -Elvis: Christmas = 13 tracks (17 on deluxe edition)

    -Roy Orbison: A Love So Beautiful = 16 tracks

    -Aretha Franklin: A Brand New Me = 14 tracks

    -The Beach Boys = 17 tracks

    So by using these we are looking at around 14-17 tracks.
  23. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Well-Known Member

    Wow checking out that famous cam again during the day and there are so many people trying to recapture that famous Beatles moment and that lane is extremely busy with cars and buses. People are out in the street taking pics while there friend is walking across. I just saw one person almost got hit. I wonder if anyone has been seriously injured there?
  24. Kaisu

    Kaisu Member

    I found this instagram post under the #richardcarpenter hashtag: Beverley Chitwood on Instagram: “It’s always a privilege to sing at Capitol Records. #vocalist #richardcarpenter #younique_corporate”
    Someone was singing back ground vocals for RC's christmas album? Don't know if it means anything though.

    By the way, I'm amazed there's a new album on the works. I can't wait!!
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  25. Simon KC1950

    Simon KC1950 Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    This is looking like he has 2 projects going on at once; the Philharmonic album and his Christmas album.
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