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Live in Japan
Genres: Pop, Rock, Broadway & Vocalists
Japanese-only release, a double disc set featuring 24 of Karen & Richard's finest recorded live in concert. Includes 'Superstar', 'Rainy Days And Mondays', '(They Long To Be) Close To You' and 'We've Only Just Begun'. 1993... more »
Japanese-only release, a double disc set featuring 24 of Karen & Richard's finest recorded live in concert. Includes 'Superstar', 'Rainy Days And Mondays', '(They Long To Be) Close To You' and 'We've Only Just Begun'. 1993 reissue on A&M of the original 1974 release for the label. Double jewel case.
Carpenters: Live in Japan cd and video
Niles | Usa | 09/01/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I highly recommend this rather rare set of recordings and the video. This is rather rare because it is one of the very few live recordings available that the great couple ever recorded. Since it is a live recording, you know that the songs are still great, though not as "polished and perfect" you might say as the standard recording on a regular record. The video is very good, though since the audience is Japanese, they may not be as enthusiastic as an American audience since many may not be know ing what is being sung or said.
The show is a hurried one though and you wish it would go on as portrayed in one of their tv shows or specials.
The main guitar man, Peluso, is extremely talented, but in this recording, I think he overdoes it on a couple of songs.
Karen is beautiful and her weight appears to be quite normal in the video. The special Japanese children's choir featured singing the song "Sing" in their native tongue, along with Karen is very special.
All in all, I'm glad I have these for my collection. It does make me sad though, that Karen's no longer with us."
A Great Live Performance!
DJ Crye | Avon NY, USA | 11/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Carpenters sound absolutely wonderful on this 2 disc set of a concert recorded in Japan in 1974.Karen sounds great live! I especially enjoy her performances of "Close to You" and the "Superstar/ Rainy Days" medley. We also get to hear her sing in Japanese on "Sing"! She does so with such ease!There's also a great "Oldies Medley", which is slightly different from the one on their "Now and Then" album from 1973. I've read that this concert it also available on video in Japan. I really hope that it'll be released on DVD in the US soon!I recommend this CD to all Carpenters fans! It's a must- have! Their "Live at the Palladium" CD is too!"
Live in Japan Carpenters review
Niles | Usa | 08/17/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Since this is a live recording, you get the more personal feelings involved and some background info. not found just from a standard cd or record.
Richard and Karen will always be the greatest duo ever in my opinion.
The oldies series of songs is fun to hear and the japanese children's choir featured singing with Karen for the song "Sing" is especially beautiful.
This is a fairly rare cd since it is one of the few ever done live and to be recorded live.
You will definitely love it!