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  1. ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ The Reflections of Eric Carmen in Japanese artists #4 Tatuhiko Yamamoto 山本達彦(Singer, Songwriter) ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ “The style of Eric Carmen’s melody-writings is so melodious and most of them were tinged with mellow and melancholy. I can always feel taste of autumn with ‘Never Gonna Fallin Love Again’ . I reminds of Eric Carmen, he appeared on my radio show as a guest artist almost 35 years ago(1979) I sang NGFLA while remembering him after a long absence. I felt closeness to Eric and I again, we are singer song-writer and piano man. And I am filled with deep emotion. How Eric inspired me as a melody maker!!!” 久しぶりに唄うエリック・カルメンの“Never gonna fallin love again”も エリック・カルメン独特の哀愁のあるメロディが、秋の味わい深さを語っているようだ。 30年前に僕のFM番組に出演してくれた、エリックの事を久しぶりに思い出しながら、 改めて、ピアノを弾くシンガー・アンド・ソング・ライターとしての僕たちの距離の近さを感じたし、 彼のようなメロディーメイカーが、自分に力を与えてくれたのだとしみじみ思ったりもした。 Tatsuhiko Yamamoto Official Blog Oct 23, 2008 より I couldn’t find his NGFLA….
  2. Yes, that's right, Kirk! Shogo Hamada said he was inspired with "I Can Remember" I can see reflections from intro, "Ah~~~" or anywhere!
  3. Shogo Hamada wrote this song. He ws inspired by a piece of Eric's song. Guess what is it????
  4.  ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ The Reflections of Eric Carmen in Japanese artists #3 Shogo Hamada (Singer, Songwriter)  ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ “Eric Carmen is one of my favorite artists since The Raspberries. They are still stunning. I think The Raspberries would be one the best band which came out after The Beatles. Perfect sound, brilliant songs….those masterpieces were written by Eric Carmen!!! His talent as a song writer is worthy of high praise, he could write brilliant songs one after another which have both Pops and Rock essence. Especially his beautiful melody line is amazing! I believe his music should have much evaluated!”    by Shogo Hamada ‘ROCK SHOW’ 1980 Spring (Japanese Music Magazine) All Phots by Hideo Kojima / Rock Show Eric and Shogo met at Nakano Sun-plaza(Tokyo, Japan) after his Japan Live on Feb.7 /1980 . They talked about Japan Live, song-writing or something. He mentioned about The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Small Faces, The Cars…. on this talk session. It is said that the song titled “Rojiura no Shonen” written by Shogo Hamada was inspired with the Riff that Eric Carmen wrote. Will you guess which song that Shogo Hamada was inspired? エリック・カルメンは僕の好きなアーティストのひとり、しかも、以前在籍していたラズベリーズ時代からのファンです。あのグループは、ビートルズ以後に出来たグループの中では最高でしょうね。サウンドも申し分なかったし、曲もすばらしいものばかり。それらの曲を作っていたのが、エリック・カルメンなんですからね。エリックというと、曲作りに注目します。ポップスとロックのエッセンスをすべて持ち合わせた曲を次々と作り出す才能には、最高の賛辞を送ります」     浜田省吾(‘ROCK SHOW’ 1980年春号より) 浜田省吾の『路地裏の少年』は、エリックの書いたある曲のリフに着想を得て書かれたものと言われている。その曲とは、さて、何でしょう???
  5. Mr.Izuta's video and photos are I planned and arrenged with Izuta Hiroyuki fan site web master for Eric Carmen Box Set release!!! Not Sony or Legacy project (*^^)v
  6. ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ The Reflections of Eric Carmen in Japanese artists #2 Hiroyuki Izuta(Singer, Songwriter) ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ “40th Anniversary CD Collection is just what we wanted! Thank you very much Mr.Carmen and all the members of the project from Sony, Legacy Recordings. I’m so excited when I got to know about the bonus tracks! Especially Live at Budokan and Nakano Sunplaza!!!! I have been wanted to hear the rare records. I have been a big fan of Eric’s since the first time I heard the Raspberries records when I was high school. Eric Carmen is one of the best Rock 'n' roll artists. He could sing perfect ‘delicate ballad’ as well as ‘incredible shout’, anything and everything!!! I’m much inspired by him and still respect him. I’m expecting Japan Live and new album!!!" by Hiroyuki Izuta Aug. 26/ 2015 Legacy Recordings JP delivery of the news releases 「今回の40周年記念のリリースは僕達にとってなによりのプレゼントです。 エリックさん、ソニーの皆さんありがとうございました。 中野サンプラザ公演に武道館公演!特にボーナストラックの充実ぶりが嬉しいですね。 ラズベリーズ時代からのビッグファンで、繊細なバラードから激しいシャウトまで、ロックアーティストとして完璧な方。 僕は大いに影響を受け、今も同時代に生きられる喜びでいっぱいです。 盛り上がって来日公演が実現しないかなと思います。そして新作も期待しています。 エリックさん、体に気をつけて頑張って下さい。いつも応援しています!」―――伊豆田洋之 (2015.8.26 レガシーレコード ニュースリリースより)
  7. ~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~♪~ 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 ?
  8. 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!
  9. 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!
  10. Kirk, I know you've already got the BOX SET! Will you tell us your review, especially Bonus materials, Live In Japan or Yamaha????
  11. You can get it from the link! http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/feature/ericcarmen_20150826
  12. 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
  13. 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" !!!
  14. 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!!!!!"  
  15. ☆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
  16. ☆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!!!!
  17. ☆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")
  18. ☆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)
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