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  1. ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ The Reflections of Eric Carmen in Japanese artists #1 ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ Conditions to become Standard is “beauty of melody”, ... that can be UNIVERSAL. I feel ”UNIVERSAL” on Eric Carmen’s music as same as Paul McCartney or Stevie Wonder. by Shinji Harada (The Nikkei 2015.08.26) 普遍的なメロディーの美しさこそがスタンダードになるうる条件だと思うんですが、 彼(エリック)の曲からはポールやスティーヴィーにも共通する普遍性を感じます。   原田真二   (日本経済新聞2015.08.26 夕刊 ロックタイムズより) How cool Legacy Japan promotion ?
  2. Hi Terry Sorry I missed your post. I'm not Hiroyuki Izuta. He is an artist, he released many CDs. Here's one of my favorite song. Anyway......Check your message box! And wellknown as Eric Carmen and Paul McCarteny fan. Enjoy!Enjoy!
  3. EC Hot Interview — Oct 2015 — "Rockin' On" (Japanese Music Magazine) Pioneer of POWER POP: Eric Carmen talks about his career since solo debut, 40th anniversary and future The Essential Eric Carmen Concept ERIC: I wondered what song should start THE ESSENTIAL CD. Tim Smith told me that the roots of Eric Carmen isn't "Go All The Way." He thought Cyrus Erie would be better for the opening track. Since Sony had acquired the copyright to the Raspberries, Cyrus Erie and most of my solo albums, we chose "Get the Message." The Reason Why The Raspberries Broke Up ERIC: When we started the Raspberries, we all shared the same musical ideas. Our feelings steadily changed. We had many power struggles over what our music should be. Our band had a lot of mixed concepts. And some members were dissatisfied with me, because I wrote all of the songs for the singles, and I was lead singer. They were jealous! Finally, we broke up and I went solo. I enjoyed be a solo artist very much. I didn’t need to write for specifically for the guitar player or drummer. I always wrote some part for all of the band members. Being solo is simpler. I could write free. Therefore I could make various sounds as solo. My world grew wider than before! My solo albums showed it. The Memories of Yamaha World Popular Song Festival ERIC: Of course I remember clearly. I chose the finest musicians for my band. I played with the whole orchestra. When they hit the first chord of "All By Myself" it nearly lifted me off the piano bench. That was really great experience—awesome! Japanese audiences are amazing. I’ve gotten to know that Japanese students are learning about classical music in school. The Japanese people understand so much about classic music. I felt that this is why Japanese audiences really understood and loved my music. About Something New ERIC: I wrote "Brand New Year" for THE ESSENTIAL ERIC CARMEN. I basically retired in 1997. I chose to focus on my children, not music. After that, I didn't write a song for long time. When producer of the ESSENTIAL project from Legacy Recordings suggested I write a new song, I did. Actually I am seriously considering to write many new songs!
  4. Kirk, I know you've already got the BOX SET! Will you tell us your review, especially Bonus materials, Live In Japan or Yamaha????
  5. You can get it from the link! http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/feature/ericcarmen_20150826
  6. ERIC CARMEN BIRTHDAY LIVE in Japan 2015 by Hiroyuki Izuta It was held ERIC CARMEN BIRTHDAY LIVE 2015 in Japan on the day of Aug.11. Well, it's EC's birthday!!!! We enjoyed 23 Eric's songs performed by Hiroyuki Izuta in a day! It was incredible day as always. I asked and arrenged to shoot a video. Enjoy!!! ERIC CARMEN BIRTHDAY LIVE in Japan 2015 by Hiroyuki Izuta ~2015 set list~  First Stage 《Piano》 1. Heaven Can Wait 2. Go All The Way 3. Boats Against The Current 4. My Girl 5. Love Is All That Matters 6. Overnight Sensation(Hit Record) 《Guitar》 7. Nobody Knows 8. Cartoon World 9. That’s Rock`N Roll 《Piano》 10.Foolin’ Myself 11.Someday Second Stage 《Guitar》 1.Drivin’ Around 2.Inside Story 3.If You Change Your Mind 4.Ecstasy 《Piano》 5.Sunrise 6.Never Gonna Fall In Love Again 7.All By Myself 8.She Did It 9.I Was Born To Love You 10.Hey Deanie Encore 《Piano》 11.Let’s Pretend 12.Starting Over
  7. Happy Birthday to someone who still has many admirers! Oh, yes! I’m talking about you, Eric!!! I'll celebrate your birthday with many fans at "Eric Carmen Birthday Live in Japan" !!!
  8. I hesitated to post it, then Bernie didn't post yet, I thought I should do it. The reason why Bernie didn't post about the NEWS, he can't read Japanese! Those CDs are planed Eric Solo Debut 40th Anniversary with rare live records and demos for Japanese fans. and those CDs will be released on Eric's Birthday Month! What a loyalty!!! Then actually SONY's promotion is NOT enough! I also didn't know the release untill I read Ron Sutton's post. SONY has some Ezine of Eric Carme, but there are no information from it. I E-mailed SONY Music custmer center, "You should better to built English information for the fans of Eric Carmen all over the world as soon as possible!!!!!"  
  9. ☆INFORMATION Part.4☆ Eric Carmen New CD releases on Aug.26th.2015 in Japan!!!! (Remasterd Blu-spec2 with rare live records, 2015 Expanded Edition) Pre-order now Sony Music Shop(Japan) http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php?site=S&ima=3225&cd=SICP000030626 Amazon Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/…/pr…/B00J9PNU36/ref=dp_change_lang… 《Tonight You're Mine》2015 1. It Hurts Too Much 2. Lost In The Shuffle 3. All For Love 4. Tonight You're Mine 5. Sleep With Me 6. Inside Story 7. Foolin' Myself 8. You Need Some Lovin' Bonus Track 9. Inside Story (Live at Nakano Sunplaza 1980) 10. Over Night Sensation (Live at Nakano Sunplaza 1980) 11. Tonight You're Mine (Live at Nakano Sunplaza 1980) 12. Foolin' Myself (Single Edit) ※Live at Nakano Sunplaza(Tokyo, Japan) Band members are-Eric Carmen, Davey Johnstone, Duane Hitchings, John Lo Presti, Ross Solomone, Brent Nelson, Curt Boettcher
  10. ☆INFORMATION Part.3☆ Eric Carmen New CD releases on Aug.26th.2015 in Japan!!!! (Remasterd Blu-spec2 with rare live records, 2015 Expanded Edition) Pre-order now!!! Sony Music Shop(Japan) http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php… Amazon Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%83%81%E3%82%A7%E3…/…/ref=sr_1_4… 《CHANGE OF HEART》2015 1.Desperate Fools Overture 2.Haven't We Come a Long Way 3.End of The World 4.Heaven Can Wait 5.Baby I Need Your Lovin 6.Change of Heart 7.Hey Deanie 8.Someday 9.Desperate Fools Bonus track 10. Marathon Man(Live at Budokan 1979) 11. All By Myself (Live at Budokan 1979) 12. Change of Heart(Original 1975 Demo) Many of you will know "Live at Budokan" is amazing!!!!
  11. ☆INFORMATION Part.2☆ Eric Carmen New CD releases on Aug.26th.2015 in Japan!!!! (Remasterd Blu-spec2 with Un- Released Songs, 2015 Expanded Edition) Advance reservation is being booked now! ★Sony Music Shop(Japan) http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php… ★Amazon Japan  http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E9%9B%84%E3%80%85%E3…/…/ref=sr_1_5… 《BOATS AGAINST THE CURRENT》 Track list 1.Boats Against the Current 2.Marathon Man 3.Nowhere To Hide 4.Take It or Leave It 5.Love Is All That Matters 6.She Did It 7.I Think I Found Myself 8.RunawayPlus Bonus Track for Japanese! 9.She Did It (Original Demo) 10. Marathon Man(Instrumental String Mix) 11. A Temporary Hero (Demo) 12. Love Is All That Matters(Piano & Strings Instrumental) 13. Boats Against the Current(Single Version with. Backing Vocals) ※TEMPORARY HERO(Unreleased) "This was supposed to be on Boats Against The Current, but Gus Dudgeon lost the master. It was another one of very ambitious songs with lots of parts" (Quote from "MARATHON MAN")
  12. ☆INFORMATION Part.1☆ Eric Carmen New CD releases on Aug.26th.2015 in Japan!!!! (Remasterd Blu-spec2 with Un- Released Songs, Limited Edition) Pre-order now! ★Sony Music Shop(Japan) http://www.sonymusicshop.jp/m/item/itemShw.php… ★Amazon Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%B5%E3%83%…/…/ref=pd_sim_1   《SUNRISE》2015 Japan edition Track list 1.Sunrise 2.That's Rock and Roll 3.Never Gonna Fall in Love Again 4.All by Myself 5.Last Night 6.My Girl 7.Great Expectations 8.Everything 9.No Hard Feelings 10.On Broadway Plus Bonus Track 11. Sunrise(live at the Roxy, LA 1976) 12. Slow Down (live at the Bottom Line, NYC) 13. Go All The Way (live at the Bottom Line, NYC) 14. My Girl (Original Demo w. Backing Vocals) 15. Great Expectations(Original Piano Demo) 16. That's Rock and Roll(Original Piano Demo) 17. All By Myself (Radio Edit)
  13. Eric Carmen new interview article on Japanese magazine has just arrived! 6 pages! Eric memtioned about them.....and so on!!!!!! ・The history of THE RASPBERRIES and respect for the members... ・Concept of GATW" "Biggining is FREE or THE WHO, and then BEACH BOYS comming, Paul sing, and at the chorus here comes THE LEFT BANKE, and sing backing vocal. On the bridge, THE WHO are start playing and STEVE MARRIOTT begin to sing lead vocal" ・ABM is the message for THE RASPBERRIES to break up ・Why BNY was born, it's consept e.t.c. Very interesting long interview. CROSSBEAT PRESENTS "Rock'N'Roll Special"(Shinko Music) published 2014.Oct.14 in Japan
  14. It must be sure great opportunity to let them know "Who Don't know The Raspberries Generation"!!!!! Eric posted before. "Tim Smith told me Sony isn't planning on marketing this record to 50 and 60 year olds ( no offense ). He heard my first solo album when his older brother brought it home and played the daylights out of it. He fell in love with it. He was seven years old, at the time. He wants to bring my music to a whole new generation of fans. 20 and 30 year-olds, who have probably never heard of me. How fun!!!" Tim and Eric's dream come true!!!! Congratulations!!!!
  15. Thanks Anne for your interest. Many artists will think that it is just normal business practice in Japan. And many Japanese beleive it is LOVE for Japanese. They are RIGHT both of them! Then how do you hear "Essential Japane" sounds? How clear and bright sound it is!!!!!!
  16. They say that the Japanese CDs are so expensive than US or other countries. Yes they are. We should always buy those expensive CDs in Japan. Then why Japanese CDs are expensive? One of the reason, Japanese copyright cost is much more expensive than the other countries. Because there is “The Wartime Period Extension†which extends the duration of copyright protection in Japan for worker owned by a member of an Allied country(including the US) as a way to compensate Allied copyright owners for the economic loss incurred in Japan during a copyright extension for Allied works. Actually I think it is not fair, the copyright extension is limited to Japan only, no German, no Italia. Therefore Japanese record company need much more copyright cost to product foreign artists's CDs. Another reason, many of us are not good at English or other language, then we love to know the lyric and background ( how to make the songs or albums and so on). Japanese record company put the lyric Japanese translation or liner note. You know, “The Essential Eric Carmen†liner note has huge volumes…..50 pages! These are some reasons why Japanese CDs are so expensive. Then Japan is BIG MARKET for Recording Industry. According to “Recording Industry in Numbers 2013 â€(by IFPI), Japan is the No.2 market , 4,422.0 Million Dollars(No.1 is US). So foreign Recording Industry planned how to sell CDs in Japan, They realized good idea! BOBUS TRUCK! Many foreign record companies agreed to add some bonus trucks on Japanese CDs. Even though we still believe it’s LOVE for Japanese fans(especially for Eric!!! ) It is the story why Japanese CDs get gems in exchange for much more payment.
  17. I got an information from Legacy Japan. Eric's article appeared in the Japanese News Papers ! Almost 20 papers! Title is this; ・Eric Carmen is reassessed with his best Album ・His new song shows HOPE The article First it tells about Eric’s Biography. Cyrus Erie, Raspberries and his solo career and mentioned hit record “Go All The Wayâ€, “All By Myselfâ€, “Almost Paradise, “Hungry Eyesâ€. And it tells about “The Essential Eric Carmen†release and new song BNY. How he wrote BNY, and quote his wordsï¼› “BNY is the song that bury the past and start one's life again with HOPE†His songs revive what the original sounded like with excellent remastering. Woops......sorry, can't put the image!!! Help Bernie!!!
  18. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear freind SWEET ELLE! I miss you so much...... Hope you had a very special day with your hubby and sweet boy! Aventurine
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