Nice!Check out this great news:
Ed Sullivan Show Catalogue Officially Availaible On Streaming Services
Hopefully they'll stream footage from the Carpenters appearances on the show
The show started using B&W videotape in the early ‘60s. The very first Ed Sullivan Show broadcast in color was in September, 1965. The Rolling Stones performed ‘Satisfaction’, so it was a big one!
The week before was the last show broadcast/taped in black and white featured The Beatles, when they made their last appearance actually in the CBS studio.
Carpenters (as far as I know) were only on the show 2 times (both in 1970). The first appearance was the well-known one with ‘Close To You’ and ‘We’ve Only Just Begun’. The second appearance was the episode taped at Walter Reed Hospital. They performed the Bacharach medley ‘live’.
Carpenters appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show from 1970 where they perform “We’ve Only Just Begun” will be posted on March 15 on the Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel, fully remastered!
I don’t really know!How will it be remastered? The show had been taping on videotape for a long time by that point, so there’s no film (or kinescope) to remaster. (Of course a remaster can also refer to just copying something from one format to another.).
The broadcast standard at that time was 2-inch Quad. So that would be the original master. If that tape was still working, they might’ve run it through a modern digitizer to get a cleaner and better image. Otherwise, they might be using a digital copy from the 90’s, like Digital Betacam or DVCPRO/DVCam.I don’t really know!
I think they indeed mean Copying from something from one format to another!
By the way, Close to you has been posted now!
Sofa Entertainment has been editing it since the early 90’s. I’ve got the “Close To You” clip on VHS from 1999-2000 with a different narration than what was released on the Rhino DVD in the early-2000’s.The Ed Sullivan Show was edited down to 30 minute shows about 10 years ago. This was done for syndication. Much of Ed's original hours contained a lot of fluff about current-day goings on around the New York entertainment scene. The half-hours are edited to omit a lot of that, and to present mostly comedy and musical acts that appeared on the show.
IIRC, Ed made sure that everything that appeared on his show fell under his own ownership, which is why so many musical acts' performances can be shown.
The series has been running on MeTV's sister channel DECADES for a few years. They run two half-hours in the morning and the same two every evening, M-F.
I'm sure that MeTV is just using it as a filler to round out the 90 minute COLUMBO that precedes it.
But there isn't any new remastering.
Here's the video:Carpenters appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show from 1970 where they perform “We’ve Only Just Begun” will be posted on March 15 on the Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel, fully remastered!