I think that was fabricated for the tv movie. In actuality I think he stumbled in the bathroom and bruised his head.Was the show on September 4, 1978, when Richard fell down the stairs??
Yes, the show did sound quite rushed, although that's something that had been evident in their live act before. For example, the live version of 'Sometimes' on Live in Japan from 1974 was spoiled by being performed at far too fast a tempo.^^Rumbahbah, excellent questions and analysis.
First of all, as a fan, this show is nice to hear.
I particularly enjoyed When I Fall in Love ( the "live" Don't Cry For Me Argentina can be located on Youtube).
Of course, Karen sounds fantastic.
here we are (imagine the audience in 1978) and we almost get to revisit the 1976 Television Special ( "Hits Medley," for example).
It is easy to see why a "live" album release for the USA was never going to happen, it had all been heard previously.
Also, one has to wonder if these Las Vegas shows could be "scaled up" for bigger venues--
that is, if the duo had been performing for larger audiences at that point in time.
To this day, the habit of singing the songs in a faster tempo has not set well with me-- sounding too rushed.
It is easy to see that Passage had to happen. I appreciate the effort more than ever.
What a discovery: short but sweet! She sang yesterday once more like she did on thank you rocknroll, I need to be in love like she did on Bruce Forsyth, we’ve only just begun like she did in 1976 at Osaka, and the superstar rainy days and goodbye to love medley like she did on the 1978 tonight show, some of my favourite moments. plus, a beautiful live version of when I fall in love! Already I am so excited to have this recording. Now if this was their last night at Tahoe, that was June 15th 1978, it was the day I was born!From Fan Club Newsletters (59 & 60, May & July respectively).
Carpenters played Las Vegas Harrah's: June 2- June 15, 1978.
Then, MGM Grand, June 29- July 12, 1978. This later show included Richard's Warsaw Concerto and Star Wars/Close Encounters.
I wonder if this show was before or after they recorded the studio version of When I Fall In Love. The arrangement - save for some nice electric guitar on this live version - is virtually identical.
They were in Vegas in March... which was would pre-date "Space Encounters" for the recording of "When I Fall In Love" (depending on how close the recording/taping was from the May airing) so it could have been around then.
I’m trying to put the pieces of the puzzle together as to whether this show came before or after they recorded the studio version of When I Fall In Love. With the information from the fanclub newsletter, I think we can now answer the question.From Fan Club Newsletters (59 & 60, May & July respectively). Carpenters played Las Vegas Harrah's: June 2- June 15, 1978.