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Official Review [Single]: 18. "SOLITAIRE"/"LOVE ME FOR WHAT I AM" (1721-S)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Jan 14, 2017.

Which side is your favorite?

  1. Side A: "Solitaire"

    28 vote(s)
  2. Side B: "Love Me For What I Am"

    11 vote(s)
  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    ^^Point understood.
    (A) I wonder if we have input from the "roadies", the band, regarding this issue.
    In other words, exactly how exhausted were the rest of the band, do we the same complaints from them ?
    As of this date in time, I remain unconvinced of the exact nature of "too much touring" and
    how it did, or did not, impact the career trajectory of Carpenters.
    (B) Karen, and Richard, by many accounts, were in perfectly fine physical and mental condition up to late 1974--
    and, the heaviest touring correlated with those years prior to 1975, and during their greatest success.
    (C) Television production--those Television Specials--1976-1980,
    took 12-16 hr per day to do, that would have been physically and mentally grueling
    (I've worked in television studio),especially when added to the time spent in the recording studio.
    I read very little regarding that toll on the duo (and, then they were older and in much worse health !),
    or, its toll on their later-career.

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