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Unreleased Mish Mash

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by newvillefan, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I found this today on youtube and thought it worth sharing. It's over an hour of rare Carpenters' snippets, TV clips and solo tracks. There's some interesting "added" instrumentation, but some of the solo tracks sound much cleaner than I've heard them and the early instrumental Downey High School and Hollywood Bowl recordings are incredible quality.


    1. The Girl From Ipanema
    2. Truly You
    3. Ticket to Ride / I'll Never Fall In Love Again
    4. Cinderella Rockefella
    5. Jimmy Mack
    6. A House Is Not A Home
    7. Don't Try To Win Me Back Again
    8. Goodnite
    9. I Wanna Be Free
    10. Leader Of The Pack
    11. Midnight (Never Lets You Down)
    12. Good Day Sunshine / Strangers in the Night
    13. I Do It For Your Love
    14. New World Coming
    15. Love Making Love To You
    16. And When I Die
    17. Something's Missing In My Life
    18. Trains And Boats and Planes / Wishin and Hopin'
    19. Can't Buy Me Love
    20. It's Really You
    21. Every Little Thing
    22. Thank You For The Music
    23. Keep My Lovelight Burnin'

  2. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    Thank you Stephen!! :)
  3. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    They sound like the ones KevKav333 posted earlier with New World Coming and Love Makin Love To You with added "new" ones.
  4. Carpe diem

    Carpe diem Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting. I had never heard Truly You before and was pleasantly surprised. Nice vocals from Karen and I like the acoustic guitar backing. Do you know when it was recorded? Was it during Karen's solo sessions?
  5. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    Yep that's a song from the solo sessions :)
  6. Richard should authorize the realize of this material under the title ODDS AND SODS.

    Hey, well...it worked for the Who. :wink:
  7. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    Is that Richard on "Ticket to Ride"? Doesn't sound like him, but judging by Karen's heavenly singing on "I'll Never Fall In Love Again", it sounds like early material -- he could have sounded slightly different then.
  8. No, it's Andy Williams.
  9. ullalume

    ullalume Well-Known Member

    He wishes.
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  10. theninjarabbit

    theninjarabbit Well-Known Member

    Thank you very kindly, friends, for your answer. Figured it wasn't, but I had to be sure.
  11. Eyewire

    Eyewire Well-Known Member

    Here's the performance of Ticket To Ride/I'll Never Fall In Love Again with Andy Williams from his TV show, February 13, 1971. It's one of my favorites:

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  12. Rumbahbah

    Rumbahbah Well-Known Member

    I don't think I'd made the link that the clip of 'The Girl from Ipanema' that featured in The Karen Carpenter Story was actually the version originally played by Karen and Richard. It's a shame it was never included on the box sets, as it's an impressive arrangement and more interesting than the early instrumentals that were included.
  13. newvillefan

    newvillefan Well-Known Member Thread Starter

    I didn’t realise that either until many years later. The version in the film is crystal clear, there’s none of the hiss you can hear in this copy. Richard did a great job cleaning it up for the movie. Why it wasn’t included on From The Top is beyond me. It’s probably the most important recording of the mid sixties as it’s what won them the Battle Of The Bands.
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