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Those good old dreams

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by WYBIMLA, Nov 1, 2015.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    Absolutely! Now you're on board. I love to see study, intensity and passion on this site of sites. Its outta site!
  2. Tony

    Tony Active Member

    It's weird, but that simple finger snap is maybe my favorite part of the song. What is it about something so seemingly minor that makes it so much fun to hear?
    song4u and BarryT60 like this.
  3. Jeff

    Jeff Well-Known Member

    I just finished TGOD. HAPPY am I.

    WYBIMLA Active Member Thread Starter

    It's a little touch like that from Karen that made something sounding so intricate, complex feel very free and easy.
    Or maybe it was the fact that the urge to drum was in her system and it felt natural to add a percussion element like that.

    I think, although it's hard to ignore all the awful parts of that time for her, she was having fun.
    It's faint, but you see an odd glimmer in her eyes in that video and even the "Yellow Brick Road" version.

    Music was such a huge part of her life. As awful condition she was in, I see and hear the bits of that era where she was enjoying herself. Not to be ignorant of all the terrible things going on too. It's not like people going through illness can't have happy times too.

    It was over a decade they were in the business and pretty much they were who they were and could do whatever they wanted. The volume of recording that went on for MIA shows their love and dedication to their work.

    It's really hard to think that... out of all that there wasn't something she genuinely liked to do. Even if she wasn't getting to express herself as she wanted exactly.
    The vocals sound fine to me, and how Rich polished their sound.
    Perhaps refined too much as opinions vary greatly on this subject, but it's still classic Carps to me.
    An early example of what their 80s sound may have been.

    I heard "When you got what it takes" the other day, and that's a real offbeat one too.
    It's kind of a weird idea when they come in with the overdubs "Shine" and "Fine".
    Only someone with an innovative mind like Rich could make it work. Lol
  5. Bobberman

    Bobberman Well-Known Member

    Now for my 2 cents worth. To me being a fanatic for mellow music especially during the 80s when it was beginning to dwindle. TGOD was one of my all time favorite Carpenter songs and I thought it was one of the best love songs of the decade. I still enjoy its simple basic sound and lyrics to me it's a definitive carpenters song I heard it played on Easy Listening and MOR. Radio stations a lot even some Muzak versions of it I have one such version by Orchestra leader John Fox who in my opinion is one of the best arrangers and conductors in the Easy Listening instrumental realm. His version kept the basic structure in tact except it was slightly faster than the original. But it's still Great. And today the song keeps me feeling younger it was the right song at the right time.

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