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  1. March 7, 1982…..it was 32 years ago, Eric played at Osaka (Japan) Rock Super Session(RSS) with the band “Carmine Appice & Friends†Members are Carmine Appice, Eric Carmen, Rick Derringer, Tom Peterson, Duane Hitchings !!!
  2. Thanks Kirk, Foolin' Yes, I thought BNY and Boats Against The Current were written while reminded of same kind of image like this!
  3. I got an info about "The Essential Eric Carmen" from Legacy Japan, it was postponed April.28.
  4. Eric is coming back to music world with the new song “Brand New Yearâ€!!! Shall we express our gratitude to Eric for his brilliant work with our story? How do you feel about the song or how are you impressed with the song? First I’ll tell my story. When I heard “Brand New Yearâ€, I imagined dark, cold ocean. It comes from slow, simple, law-pitched “arpeggio†played by left hand. It sounds over and over again, all through the song from the intro to the end. Then I FOUND! The “arpeggio†means wave! Never ending wave! In the≪Verse≫, every motif were composed just like this, first=law-pitched at the middle=rise end=law-pitched I thought it means another wave, it must be boat! I felt the boat is swaying in the dark ocean, ride on the wave with dude and female. Even though dude is rowing the boat, the current is drifting their boat toward far, far away. Just then, here comes glimmer of the moonlight upon the sky. Dude says “We’ll never let them break us down as long as we still believe†to female. She smiled. Dude starts rowing again, at that time big wave has come. Splash! Here comes ≪Chorus≫. The wave isn’t means a sense of foreboding, it has good feeling! And here comes big wave again, Splash! ≪Bridge≫ tells how deep is their love. They cannot control the destiny of their future just like their boat. But we can see the boat is surely drifting toward happiness! ≪Chorus≫ Then here comes big wave again. Splash! Then moonlight glow-in-the-dark, as soon as the dawn breaks. They gaze each other, smile, hold each other tight….and kiss! Here comes angel upon their head. Angel celebrate them with beautiful “falsetâ€. No fear. They finds hope! The song shows me a sweet, romantic love story. On the other hand, the song reminds me of terrible, horrific disaster occurred in Japan, the earthquake and tsunami…..many people has passed, and the victims had experienced so terrible night. No heat, no phone, no internet, not even the faint hum of electricity. I can remember it was very cold night at the day. They had stayed just only bonfire, they were shivering from the cold. Eric mentioned about the day when he wrote the song. It was similar situation both of them. The night he wrote the song, what did he imagine? I thought if he reminds the people who experienced terrible disaster or dispute. Not only Japan, Philippines, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan……and many other countries. He mentioned about “The Universal†on his comment about “Brand New Yearâ€. “Something that resonates inside every human being, Something EVERYONE has felt†Well, EVERYONE! The song has “The Universalâ€. Everyone can see their pain and find their hope for a better tomorrow on this song! The song means so much. Congratulations! Brilliant song has written to the world by Eric Carmen!!! …….This is my story dedicate for Eric. Who’s next?
  5. Great expectation....... If EC will make preparations for a new band??????
  6. Thank you again EC. Sincerely hope many Japanese fans can read it! I found a interesting news about Eric today. Do you know Mao Asada( a Japanese figure skater)? We hoped that she won Olympic GOLD MEDAL, then she did a complete failure on short program. Everybody thought she has over! Then next day she did perfect on free program with Rachmaninoff piano concert No.2. Many Japanese were deeply moved, include me! Eric mentiond how we Japanese love classic music on his comment. That's true. And now there are many posts on the web like this, "Rachmaninoff piano concert remind me of Eric Carmen"!!!! Isn't it lovery?
  7. Bernie, On the year that Eric invited as a special guest artist, at Yamaha World Popular Song Festival in Tokyo '79, Cissy Houston sang "You're the Fire", and she won "Best Singer Award" . And Bonnie Tyler won the grand prize by "Sitting On The Edge Of The Ocean"
  8. It's our great honor to get such a classy message for Japanese. I'm grateful that you take care of us over many years.
  9. Unfortunately BNY wasn't broadcast on the radio as well as TV in Japan as far as I get to know. So actually the song didn't get into the news. Only hot fans know. Then it doesn't means EC has forgotten in Japan. There is a reason, I want to EC know. Japanese business style is rather different from yours. "Official", "Formal" is very important in our country. Japanese radio station will never accept our request with BNY "download". They are afraid if it is not illegal. So BNY wasn't broadcast in Japan. I asked some freind who worked at radio station, he said "It's impossible to broadcast without record company's permission. We need sample CD before the song is released. And it's too late coz it's "new year's song", it's at the end of Feb now!" In our country, "Namawashi" is very important. Though you'll felt it is funny and strange, it is there in Japan. In Japanese companies, society—it's sometimes necessary to make consensus "building efforts before doing something" regardless of whether it's for better or for worse. It is called "Namawashi" in Japanese, it means prior consultation, prior consensus building, making necessary arrangements or something. The one who are trying to do things the way they have always been done and expedite proceedings without making any waves, it is important way in Japan. It is said that Japanese business or start something will not work out without "Nemawashi". It should have done before the day of BNY........ Then here's a good news. SONY Legacy Recordings Japan will release The Essential Eric Carmen. SONY and Legacy will advertise about the CD, Japanese media will move on this time.... And I should ask, Why did you(Legacy) gave us a chance to support EC's survibe only 5 days to make uo for 15 years?
  10. パワーポップ・レジェンド、Eric Carmen。約15年ぶりの新曲含むベスト盤発売 The Essential Eric Carmen Sony内レ−ベルArista/Legacy Recordingsがレジェンド、Eric Carmenのベスト・編集盤『The Essential Eric Carmen』を3/25に発売すると発表、なんと15年ぶりにEric自身が作詞作曲した新曲「Brand New Year」が収録されることがわかった。 2枚組30曲を収録するこのアルバムは彼の45年に及ぶキャリアを総括したものになる。 楽曲は全てグラミー受賞エンジニア、Mark Wilderによってリマスタリング。クリーブランドで産声を上げた10代ガレージバンド時代から、Raspberriesの「Go All The Way」「Overnight Sensation」「I Wanna Be With You」などのヒット曲、ソロとしての立場を不動のものにした珠玉の名曲「All Be Myself」など網羅。最大の目玉であり、この15年間で初めてのレコーディング作品となる「Brand New Year」は昨年のクリスマス・イブにフリー・ダウンロード楽曲として公開されると1日で35,000回以上再生された。レコーディングにはBeach Boysのギタリスト、Jeffrey FoskettとThe Wondermintsのメンバーが参加している。 「これをただのコンピレーションだと思ったら間違いだよ。どれほどこのアルバムに皆の知らない楽曲があることか。この30曲は僕が経験したことそのものだよ」 Carmenはそう語っている。 ティーザーではEricのレコーディング時の最新映像で構成。 The Essential Eric Carmen Disc One 1. Get The Message (w/ Cyrus Erie)+ 2. Go All The Way (w/Raspberries) 3. I Wanna Be With You (w/Raspberries) 4. Let's Pretend (w/Raspberries) 5. Tonight (w/Raspberries) 6. Overnight Sensation (Hit Record) (w/Raspberries) 7. Sunrise 8. My Girl 9. All By Myself 10. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again 11. Last Night 12. Starting Over (Live 1976) * 13. That's Rock N' Roll (Live 1976) * 14. Run Away 15. Love Is All That Matters Disc Two 1. Boats Against The Current 2. Marathon Man 3. She Did It 4. Nowhere To Hide 5. Change Of Heart 6. Hey Deanie 7. Desperate Fools 8. Someday 9. It Hurts Too Much 10. Tonight You're Mine 11. The Way We Used To Be 12. Hungry Eyes 13. Make Me Lose Control 14. Ecstasy (Live 2005) (w/Raspberries) 15. Brand New Year ** + Previously Unreleased Digitally * Previously Unreleased ** Previously Unreleased New Recording —Powerpop Academy, February 14, 2014 __________ Here is an article about EC's new CDs release in Japan. It is very good article, I can see it was written by the writer who knows and loves EC very well !I hopo it will be goos support EC's CDs pormotion! BTW one of my freind from E.C.F.C.Japan member, who mentioned his back band "THE WONDERMINTS" on the article. "It was written on THE WONDERMINTS's debut album, Eric did their manegement before thier debut" Is it true? And when? Is there any works with them?,
  11. Happy Birthday Cayennegirl from Japan!
  12. For Japanese fans Brand New Year  (words and music by Eric Carmen / translation by Aventurine) é•·ãè¾›ã„å¹´ã ã£ãŸ 時ã«ã¯ä¹—り越ãˆã‚‰ã‚Œãªã„ã®ã§ã¯ãªã„ã‹ã¨æ€ãˆã‚‹ã»ã© ãã‚Œã§ã‚‚Babyã€åƒ•ãŸã¡ã¯ã“ã†ã—ã¦ã“ã“ã«ã„ã‚‹ 僕ãŸã¡ã®æ„›ã®ä¸–ç•ŒãŒç¢ºã‹ãªã‚‚ã®ã ã¨ç¤ºã—ãŸã‚“ã 僕ãŸã¡ã¯æ±ºã—ã¦ã“ã®æ„›ã‚’壊ã•ã›ãŸã‚Šã—ãªã„ 僕らãŒä¿¡ã˜ç¶šã‘ã¦ã„ã‚‹ã‹ãŽã‚Š Happy New Year’s Eve ä¹¾æ¯ï¼ æš—ã„幻影ã¯ã¿ã‚“ãªç½®ã„ã¦è¡Œã“ㆠã»ã‚‰ã€æœŸå¾…ã«æº€ã¡ãŸ ã™ã°ã‚‰ã—ã„æ–°ãŸãªå§‹ã¾ã‚Šã®æ™‚ ãã‚Œã“ã㌠Brand New Year ã“ã®ä¸–ã¯æ™‚ã¨ã—ã¦å†·é…·ã å›ã®å¿ƒã‚’幾多ã®æ–¹æ³•ã§æ‰“ã¡ç •ã ãã‚Œã§ã‚‚Babyã€åƒ•ãŸã¡ã¯ã¸ã“ãŸã‚Œã‚„ã—ãªã„ 明日ã¾ã§åƒ•ã‚‰ã¯é€€ãã¯ã—ãªã„ Happy New Year’s Eve ä¹¾æ¯ï¼ å«Œãªå¹»å½±ã¯ã¿ã‚“ãªç½®ã„ã¦è¡Œã“ㆠã»ã‚‰ã€æœŸå¾…ã«æº€ã¡ãŸ ã™ã°ã‚‰ã—ã„æ–°ãŸãªå§‹ã¾ã‚Šã®æ™‚ ãã‚Œã“ã㌠Brand New Year å›ã¯åƒ•ã®äººç”Ÿã§æ¬²ã—㟠ãŸã 一人ã®äºº æ–°ãŸãªå¹´ã®å¹•é–‹ã‘ã‚’å‘Šã’る真夜中㫠Auld Lang Syne ã®ã‚­ã‚¹ã‚’ Happy New Year’s Eve ä¹¾æ¯ï¼ æš—ã„幻影ã¯ã¿ã‚“ãªç½®ã„ã¦è¡Œã“ㆠã»ã‚‰ã€æœŸå¾…ã«æº€ã¡ãŸ ã™ã°ã‚‰ã—ã„æ–°ãŸãªå§‹ã¾ã‚Šã®æ™‚ ãã‚Œã“ã㌠Brand New Year æ–°ãŸãªé–€å‡ºã®æ™‚ ãã‚Œã“ããŒBrand New Year    *Auld Lang Syne・・・「オールド・ラング・サインã€ã¯ã€     日本ã§ã¯ã€Œè›ã®å…‰ã€ã®åŽŸæ›²ã¨ã—ã¦çŸ¥ã‚‰ã‚Œã‚‹ã‚¹ã‚³ãƒƒãƒˆãƒ©ãƒ³ãƒ‰æ°‘謡。     欧米ã§ãŒå¤§æ™¦æ—¥ã®ã‚«ã‚¦ãƒ³ãƒˆãƒ€ã‚¦ãƒ³ã«æ­Œã‚れる。
  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Bernie!!!!! May all your dreams come true on this wonderful day! I always feel grateful for your great effort and kindness. It's been wonderful days on your world!!!!
  14. From Japanese fans "The song has begun to spin around in my head!" "It is great for New Year! Majestic and beautiful!!!" "Eric's songs should leave in music history!" "Eric mentioned the words COLD, PAIN, LOSSES, INJUSTICES TERRIBLE......I believe he also think of Japan Earthquake victims when he wrote the song. Coz it is the day that happened the earthquake on March 11." "I am still under Eric's magic!" "Well, I believe he showed his thoughts for Japan on his way!!!!" "I asked Legacy Japan to release Japanese eddition with lyric translation. I'm not good at English, and if it will be released in Japan, Eric will be motivate to starting over!" "I'll share this song on my blog article and I'll sure post Eric's special edition on March!!!!" "I wish I could hear I NEED YOU by his self cover on Essential" "How beautiful! The special thing is to wait patiently!!!!" "Eric Carmen's new song!!!!! I can't believe I could hear his NEW song!!!! That's so great " "I can feel it is like sunshine filtering through foliage in a deep forest. Beautiful" "Eric's singing ability is amazing especially on balad" "Oh, can't believe to get Eric's new song!!! Happy New year!!!!"
  15. Wow!!! Did Larry write an article about Eric's new song??? That's so great!!! I'm looking forward to read it!!! And your support to promoting is sooooo great, N.E.!!!
  16. That's so nice!!!! Congratulations, Diane! We won't let them break us down as long as we still believe!!! Wishing you a happy brand new year!
  17. And thank you Bernie to write lylics. Actually it is hard to understand some part of lylics. I heard again and again with pen and note to catch the lylics.....
  18. Eric, I'm not sure how can I tell you my impression!!! What an amazing gift for us! Great song...... I'm impressed calmly then it became stronger and deeper day by day. I sometimes posted that EC's songs are healing, easeing our heart from the bottom of our heart. And EC's songs show us his insite, sorrow.....pain, joy, happiness, lonliness, exitement, etc and love just like our own insite, feeling. EC said "When you can capture, in music and lyrics, something everyone has felt at some point in their life." As for me, 2011 was the worst year of my whole life with my medical issue and terrible Tsunami, nuclear accidents in Japan. Sometimes feel I can't stand anymore and slept down to deep blak hall...... If the one hear this song at such a terrible point, we can sure feel ease our mind, be filled with something calm, warm, tender, reliefe, peace....... I thought most of EC's songs are written by very parsonal feelings. This song is rather defferent. He encourages us, calm but strong. It will shows his maturity as 64 old. I wanted to show IT, I didn't want just like teen-age boy's love song, I asked him to write what he can write on his age. It's a brand new EC! Coongratulations and Thank you Eric!
  19. Welcome back Eric!  It reminds me of Paul’s "NEW". I'm surprised that Paul use the word "NEW" at his age. And now Eric use the word "NEW". I can see how Eric's days are filled with "brand new" as if he is very young !!!! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to the CD.
  20. Wow! "The Essential Eric Carmen" will release on 11 March!!!! Do you write new songs (I hope 2 or more and more and more!!!!)? Can't wait untill March! Another of his legends will born on "11". Do you remember this topic "Eric and 11"?
  21. Craig, that was 3rd event. Eric's birthday anniversary live started on 2011. Hiroyuki Izuta sang ABM on 2011 and 2012 I posted about 2012 stage last year. 2011 set list is here. (Even though I didn't go there) 1st stage (P) 01. Sunrise  02. Heaven Can Wait  03. Never Gonna Fall In Love Again  04. Boats Against The Current  05. Last Night  06. Waiting  (Ag) 07. Nobody Knows  08. If You Change Your Mind  09. Go All The Way  10. Inside Story  (P) 11. Foolin' Myself  2nd Stage (Ag) 12. Drivin' Around 13. Ecstasy  14. Cartoon World 15. That's Rock'n Roll  (P) 16. All By Myself  17. On Broadway  18. I Can Remember 19. Overnight Sensation 20. Change Of Heart 21. Cruisin' Music  encore (P) 22. Hey Deanie 
  22. Happy Birthday Eric! Thank you for your every songs. I regret to say that yoour songs are few. Those aren't to be compared with your genious. Then they are gems. Your songs will be remain in my hurt, soul May your life will be filled with perfect love, much of happiness and good health! Aventurine
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