I have to be honest and say it's a bit late in the day if that's all he's worried about. They had that reputation even into the early eighties. Beechwood anyone?RC has, for quite sometime, pondered on this and wondered how to release this and still do the CarpenterS legacy justice. Still a classy guy, he (RC) doesn't want to cement the bubble gum, toss aside, 70's novelty act image some people still regard them as.
The good news is, at least for the 2 segments I mentioned, we have excellent replacement audio available. I've only had time to do 'Santa' so far but the result is very nice... Karen now sounds as good as she looks (radiant!)Interesting about the audio...so they could not have made a simulated stereo track?
It's funny you should mention that, a few fans who have met him in the past year or so were quite taken aback at how raspy his voice has gotten.On a side note: I wonder whether any other fans were surprised by the quality of Richard's voice? I guess we are all getting older and I am still thinking of him and Karen frozen in time from 35 or 40 years ago. No doubt, our voices change as we age and at a certain point the change becomes quite noticeable.