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  1. For those that haven't heard it: EVERYTHING/NOVEMBER RAIN (LIVE) — GUNS N' ROSES — SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA (1993)
  2. In trouble again Lew... "Really goo dtsuff for lovers of classic 80s AOR meets Pop-Rock" Just a typo. Really good stuff for lovers of classic 80s AOR meets Pop-Rock. He's not knocking Eric. He's giving him a compliment.
  3. Haha. Has it gotten to this...posting articles from other websites that quote articles from EricCarmen.com on EricCarmen.com? 😆
  4. Here is a small peek inside the inner workings at Arista: ARISTA RECORDS ARTIST DEVELOPMENT REPORT January 15, 1980 ERIC CARMEN I love the package for "Tonight You're Mine" and am waiting to hear some finished music. It is a strong image for Eric and not quite as "pretty boy" as in the past. Moving this to March gives us not only a little more room on the production end, but also on the promotion end. I assume we will come with a single first. 5 songs will be here Monday. We can pick a 7" when we hear it. Japan looks good. Release of the LP will be tight for March.
  5. ‘Dirty Dancing’ to celebrate 35th anniversary with new collectible soundtrack releases It's hard to believe Dirty Dancing came out almost 35 years ago. To celebrate its milestone anniversary, fans of the romantic film will soon be able to get their hands on commemorative editions of its best-selling soundtrack. The iconic album will be reissued next month as a collectible color cassette edition, while a two-LP colored-vinyl set will follow. The cassette version will come with a new cover and will feature that original album's 12-song track list. If you need a refresher, the Dirty Dancing soundtrack was stuffed with hit songs, including the chart-topping "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes, as well star Patrick Swayze's "She's Like the Wind" and Eric Carmen's "Hungry Eyes," which peaked at #3 and #4, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. The album also featured such classic vintage tunes as The Ronettes' "Be My Baby," Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs' "Stay," Mickey & Sylvia's "Love Is Strange" and The Five Satins' "(I'll Remember) In the Still of the Night." The cassette will be released on August 19 and can be preordered on Amazon: DIRTY DANCING SOUNDTRACK – 35TH ANNIVERSARYCASSETTE As for the vinyl collection, it will include the original soundtrack and its 1988 sequel, More Dirty Dancing. The two-LP set will be available to preorder on MondoShop.com starting August 24. The Dirty Dancing soundtrack topped the Billboard 200 for 18 nonconsecutive weeks, spanning from November 1987 to May 1988. It was recently certified 14-times Platinum by the RIAA -- meaning it's sold over 14 million copies in the U.S. alone. On a global scale, over 32 million copies have flown off the shelves since its July 1987 release, making it one of the best-selling albums of all time. Here's the full Dirty Dancing (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) track list: Side A "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" -- Bill Medley, Jennifer Warnes "Be My Baby" -- The Ronettes "She's Like the Wind" -- Patrick Swayze "Hungry Eyes" -- Eric Carmen "Stay" -- Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs "Yes" -- Merry Clayton Side B "You Don't Own Me" -- The Blow Monkeys "Hey! Baby" -- Bruce Channel "Overload" -- Alfie Zappacosta "Love Is Strange" -- Mickey & Sylvia "Where Are You Tonight?" -- Tom Johnston "(I'll Remember) In the Still of the Night" -- The Five Satins
  6. Eric’s version of this story is that it was Dudgeon who spent hours setting up microphones to record Nigel Olsson’s drums, not the other way around: “Nigel Olsson was pounding on his snare drum, about one stroke every two seconds, nonstop, FOR AN HOUR. There were four huge JBL speakers mounted on the wall in the control room. They were the biggest speaker cabinets I have ever seen, before or since. We used to joke that the dial that turned the volume up had markings that said, Loud, Louder, Jet Engine, Brain Death, Gus. If you sat in the control room, you heard every hit of Nigel's snare at "Gus" volume. Then, after an hour, he'd move on to the bass drum, and kick THAT for another hour. Then each tom, and the cymbals and then they'd tweak the overhead mics, all at ‘Gus’ level. After four hours we were all like zombies. Imagine putting your head INSIDE John Bonham's bass drum for four hours while Zep played a concert. We were pummeled to death, day after day.”
  7. A little too funky for my tastes. And what's with that [dot] Paak?
  8. Saw the film last night and enjoyed it immensely. I think the criticism Hanks is getting for his portrayal of the Colonel is a bit harsh. His characterization was colorful, and I never once got caught up in his looks or accent. And yes, Austin Butler is unreal as Elvis. You honestly start thinking you're watching Elvis himself.
  9. Eric doesn’t care about equipment, but I can tell you that every time I’ve gone into a guitar store since the 1980s, I’ve looked for his black Melody Maker. Joan Jett has the white one, but the black one is still out there.
  10. “Feed the Birds,” written by the Sherman Brothers was Walt Disney’s favorite song. When he heard it for the first time, he turned to the songwriters and said, “That’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?” He would periodically call the Shermans to his apartment atop the Disneyland firehouse, ask them to “Play it,” then look out the window at people passing by.
  11. I have some internal Arista communications about this album and I can tell you it was a purposeful strategy to change Eric’s image.
  12. One of my favorites. Also: ”Over the Rainbow” - the Wizard of Oz ”Feed the Birds” - Mary Poppins ”Make ‘Em Laugh” - Singing in the Rain ”Springtime for Hitler” - The Producers “Part of Your World” - The Little Mermaid
  13. Prefer Eric’s version. His voice is superior to Reno’s.
  14. I'm calling b.s. on New York City NOT being on the list.
  15. Eric wrote this song from Diana Ross’ LP, “Every Day Is A New Day.” His version is on “Winter Dreams.”
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