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Television or Radio Commercials Featuring Carpenters

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by GaryAlan, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    I must have missed this post, I don't remember hearing these radio ads...very cool to hear these.
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  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Another advertisement from the great UK, Their Greatest Hits:
  3. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  4. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    It’s interesting how the narrator and even the titles half way through only mention CD & Cassette, but at the end the titles also mention a LP version being available.

    Another interesting thing is how “Jambalaya” was the second song to be shown on screen when they were listing the song titles.
  5. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    ^^Yes, I had noted such about Jambalaya
    when those song titles 'crawled' across the screen (Listed first and preceding Close To You).
    Yet, it did reach #12 and charted for 12 weeks, not too bad !
    They performed it in 1974, TV Talk of the Town.
    They performed it in 1976, at the Palladium.
    Apparently, UK enjoyed
    Jambalaya !
    As do I !
  6. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    That’s definitely an Aussie doing the voice-over, not a British person. :) Of course, it could be an Aussie working in the UK.
  7. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I think it’s probably an Aussie ad. Definitely an Aussie voice-over, (although he tries to posh up his accent a bit, the way he says “Out now”, a bit unnaturally :) )
  8. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Somewhere, I have the following TV ads on original television station video cassettes:- UK ‘Interpretations’ ad; UK ‘Only Yesterday’ ad; Japanese ‘Karen Carpenter’ ad, (no unique footage, folks); Japanese ‘Live at the Budikan’ video ad; UK ‘Trying to Get the Feeling’ promo clip; and ‘Very Best of the Carpenters’ had an Aussie TV campaign with a number of snippets of film clips back in 1982. (I don’t have this last ad). I think I ordered all of the others through Goldmine in the 90s, pre-internet.
  9. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

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  10. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    Yes! I wonder why so many titles. Btw, “The Singles 1969 -1973” also had a poster-flat in Australia - from memory, a bit bigger than 12” x 12”. ‘Very Best Of” and “Their Greatest Hits” also both had poster campaigns, both 36” x 36”. I think ‘Lovelines’ even had a poster campaign.
  11. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I don't know very much about TV down under, but wouldn't this logo at the very end (TVNZ) indicate New Zealand?

  12. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

    I think you’re right.

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