Exciting as it is to see Richard on the promotional circuit again in the UK, I think it would be wise to temper expectations a bit. The charts now run based on sales from Friday to Friday (I still can't get used to this after so many years of the Monday to Sunday regime), so given the promo only started on Monday, the album's going to be up against competition that have had three more days of sales to build up. There will hopefully definitely be a sales spike for the RPO album, but another number 1 is pretty unlikely at this stage.Thursday morning and Carpenters With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is still at #1 on iTunes and Amazon ... Could we possibly be seeing the Carpenters score their 4th UK #1 on the Official charts?
^^Early 2016, Chris May interview:
CM: "Thoughts about the music industry today and how it has changed..."
RC: I try my best not to think of it...I'm not really in it, so I don't think about it..." (25:19).
CM:"any upcoming projects...anything you're working on ?"
RC: "Not at the moment..no..." (25:54).
I do note that the "all done" was in reference to unreleased material.
Needless to say, Richard Carpenter is totally POSITIVE in these recent (2018-1019)
television and radio spots, and he is ACTIVELY involved in his music at this point in time,
that is remarkable !
This was great and a great smooth respectful interview with someone who had knowledge of the subject. And, my favorite part was when Richard gave the desire to do more with the RPO and that sales will dictate! My mind goes wild over the options that we could possibly hear!The Steve Wright interview starts at about 6 mins 38 secs.
Steve Wright’s Big Guests - Richard Carpenter and David Wallace-Wells - BBC Sounds
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Yeah I think this pretty much confirms he doesn’t post the writings on social media. It’s making sense why the official site is not updated much or ever. I was surprised he doesn’t carry a phone. HaWhy is that ‘remarkable’? To echo someone else’s earlier comment...who’s updating his Instagram then?
Yes agreed, I said the same earlier, completely different demeanor and level of comfort. A startling difference actually.I listened to The Steve Wright Show today and couldn’t believe the difference in Richard’s demeanour on this compared to the two TV shows. He came across as very relaxed, laid back and convivial. It was a really enjoyable listen. Just a pity it wasn’t longer. I loved the section where Steve talked about a key change in Yesterday Once More, Richard instantly got what he meant and went with it.
I was reflecting in an earlier post about the physical format of CD’s. Tended to be the preferential purchase choice for this album, when it first launched.According to the Official Charts, Carpenters with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra has re-entered the UK charts at #10 with a staggering 80% physical sales