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  1. 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
  2. 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!!!!
  3. 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!!!!!!
  4. 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.
  5. 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!!!
  6. 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
  7. It's Eric's Birthday today. It was held in ERIC CARMEN BIRTHDAY LIVE in Japan since 2012. I enjoyed 24 Eric's songs in a day! It was incredible day as always. Hiroyuki Izuta and the audiences called "HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIC!!!" ERIC CARMEN BIRTHDAY LIVE in Japan 2014 by Hiroyuki Izuta Set List First Stage 《Piano》 1. Heaven Can Wait 2. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again 3. I Can Remember 4. My Girl 5. All By Myself 《Acoustic Guitar》 6. Cartoon World 7. Nobody Knows 8. Inside Story 9. Drivin’ Around 《Piano》 10.I Was Born To Love You Second Stage 《Acoustic Guitar》 11.Go All The Way 12.Ecstacy 13. If You Change Your Mind 14.That’s Rock’n Roll 《Piano》 15.Over Night Sensation(Hit Record) 16.Starting Over 17.Tonight 18.After You 19.She Did It 20.Foolin’ Myself 21.Let’s Pretend Encore 1 《Piano》 22.Sinrise 23.Hey Deanie Encore 2 《Piano》 24.Boats Against The Current
  8. Here's a video from my freind "second moon". She played the piano to celebrate Eric's Birthday and release "Essential" Japan! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Eric! Enjoy the video!..........from second moon
  9. Happy Birthday, Eric!!! I hope that today is another beginning of a great year for you! Aventurine
  10. "The Essential Eric Carmen" Japan eddition review  《The Raspberries is often mentioned again since 21th century and now also in Japan as a first “Popwe Pop†group. And sometimes make a comparison between Badfinger and The Raspberries. Eric didn’t so much about Badfinger. Eric mentioned his respect for Small faces and he will made his Shout-Style from them. Then “Get The Massage†reminds me of The Iveys. And Eric Carmen's Shout seems “Stephen Marriott, not too high tone â€, and “Peat Hum, not too over reacting emotional style.》 "beatleg magazine" 2014. Aug No.169 http://www.amazon.co.jp/beatleg-magazine-8%E6%9C%88%E5%8F%B7-vol-169/dp/B00KVUWR0K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406684076&sr=8-1&keywords=beatleg+magazine+8%E6%9C%88%E5%8F%B7
  11. "Record Collectors' Magazine" 2014 Vol.33 No.7 INFORMATION
  12. "Strange Days" 2014.Sep No.178 AD
  13. "Record Collectors' Magazine" 2014 Vol.33 No.8 AD
  14. New Arrival Another interview with Eric Carmen ! 6 pages!!!! On "STRANGE DAYS" Septermber.2014 No.178 Published in Japan http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B8%E3%83%87%E3%82%A4%E3%82%BA-2014%E5%B9%B4-09%E6%9C%88%E5%8F%B7-%E9%9B%91%E8%AA%8C/dp/B00LFW7BP4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406008939&sr=8-1&keywords=%E3%82%B9%E3%83%88%E3%83%AC%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B8%E3%83%87%E3%82%A4%E3%82%BA+9%E6%9C%88%E5%8F%B7
  15. I'll refuse to join the contest Then you can find it's a GREAT DEAL who will get "The Essential Eric Carmen" Japan Import CD! “Blu-spec CD2†technique is amazing!!!! And gorgeous Bounus Tracks! Eric told that "The Essential Eric Carmen" is 300% better than before, Japan Impot CD is 500% better or far!!!! Good luck for every one!!!!
  16. Here's a BRAND NEW ARTICLE appears Today in Japan!!! Eric Carmen interview on "Record Collectors' Magazine" 2014 Vol.33 No.8!!!!! The article have spread over 6 pages!!!! And it's awsome articlei!!!!!! Eric talked about his history as an artist and he mentioned about the songs on "The Essential Eric Carmen" "The Essential" Japan is big sales which exceed anticipation!!! As hossy mentioned another thread, The first press of The Essential CD Japan Edition is SOLD OUT! on amazon, HMV and other online CD shop!!!! Legacy Japan is now ordering the second press, a rush order!!!! Congratulations!!!
  17. Amazon. Japan pre-order now Free shipping! http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E3%82%A8%E3%83%83%E3%82%BB%E3%83%B3%E3%82%B7%E3%83%A3%E3%83%AB%E3%83%BB%E3%82%A8%E3%83%AA%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%83%BB%E3%82%AB%E3%83%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%B3-%E3%82%A8%E3%83%AA%E3%83%83%E3%82%AF%E3%83%BB%E3%82%AB%E3%83%AB%E3%83%A1%E3%83%B3/dp/tracks/B00J9PNRMK/ref=dp_tracks_all_2#disc_2
  18. Legacy Recordings Japan(SONY) announced Japan rerease song list. Those songs are included as bounus truck only Japan release. ・Foolin’ Myself (Single Version) ・ ・I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips ・The Rock Stops Here (Rare 1986 45 RPM Single) ・Almost Paradise (Winter Dreams Version) ・Long Live Rock & Roll (Early Demo of ‘Make Me Lose Control’) ・Brand New Year (Alternate Mix)  They are sooooo preciouus! And Legacy Japan maneger posted it's own message board that Eric chose the song list, instructed turn of them, and remastered some of them by himself. We Japanese fans are deeply moved. I appriciate his kindness and love toward Japanese fans
  19. Wow!!!!!! "The Essential Eric Carmen" Japanese eddition will have 6 bonus truck!!! Include Brand New Year (Alternate Mix)〠The Rock Stops Here〠Long Live Rock & Roll  Almost Paradise Thank you Eric!!!!   DISC1 ... 1 Get the Message/ (The Cyrus Erie) * 2 Go All the Way/ (Raspberries) 3 I Wanna Be with You/ (Raspberries) 4 Let’s Pretend/ (Raspberries) 5 Tonight/ (Raspberries) 6 Overnight Sensation (Hit Record)/(Raspberries) 7 Sunrise 8 My Girl 9 All By Myself 10 Never Gonna Fall in Love Again 11 Last Night 12 Starting Over/ (Raspberries)(Live1976) * 13 That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll/(Live1976) * 14 Run Away 15 She Did It 16 Love Is All That Matters DISC2 1 Boats Against the Current 2 Marathon Man 3 Nowhere to Hide 4 Change of Heart 5 Hey Deanie 6 Desperate Fools 7 Someday 8 It Hurts Too Much 9 Foolin’ Myself (Single Version) ★ 10 Tonight You’re Mine 11 I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips ★ 12 The Way We Used to Be 13 Hungry Eyes 14 Make Me Lose Control 15 Brand New Year/* 16 The Rock Stops Here★ *   (Rare 1986 45 RPM Single) 17 Almost Paradise ★  (Winter Dreams Version) 18 Long Live Rock & Roll★ * (Early Demo of ‘Make Me Lose Control’) 19 Brand New Year ★ * (Alternate Mix)  ★ï¼Only Japan edition
  20. It seems thet it is the first step towards the Imperial Rule Assistance Association. I think it is one of the reason that it isn't active recentry here. We should a lively discussion with respect each other. You should not oppress others opinion even if you are not like the opinion. Because it is the way to find brand new and move forward!
  21. Great post Lew! You know, your posts sometimes annoyed me and I got angry, but this time I adore your post! I think Marvin is one of the best poster on this site (as for me, he is the BEST! I admire all his posts) and most important royal fan for the Raspberries. Then why EC treated him so bad? His 2 posts about Kay's thread must really hurt Marvin's pride. I was also shocked and disappointed when I read those posts. Why Why Why Did EC used the words that insult him? EC doesn't need fans anymore? Is he such a person? Might I understanding be mistaken? Why does nobody mentioned about it? I thought again and again. I got sad and got rid of motivation to support EC. But But But...I'm thinking I should ask EC about this matter. This thread gave me a good opportunity. Thank you, Lew. Naeko
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