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Official Review [Single]: 7. "SUPERSTAR"/"BLESS THE BEASTS AND CHILDREN" (1289-S)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, May 22, 2016.

Which side is your favorite?

  1. Side A: "SUPERSTAR"

    35 vote(s)

    4 vote(s)
  1. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Active Member

    August 1970 would be very early for taping at home. The Betamax didn’t come out till 1975 and 1977 for VHS in North America (the Phillips VCR format came out in 72). The closest would be U-Matic, but as far as I know, that didn’t hit the market till 1971 (it had been announced in the late-60’s).

    So you would probably be looking for kinescope copies, unless a videotape copy from a station survived.
  2. Thanks for the very informative replies. It sounds like the footage might be in never-never land! Oh, well, just was wondering (and hoping)...would've been interesting to see.
  3. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    Karen Carpenter, October 30, 1978:
    "That song--Bless The Beasts And Children--we cut in three days.
    ...it's a nice song, we never thought of it as a single, but a lot of people like it."
    (ref: Liner Notes, Reader's Digest).
    CraigGA likes this.

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