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kyletx500

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  • Favorite Eric Carmen Album
    Boats Against the Current
  • Favorite Eric Carmen Song
    She Did It

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  1. I don't personally own The Essential yet since I pretty much own everything contained on the domestic release, but importing the Japanese version is mighty tempting for the demos and rarities.
  2. I hadn't seen that forum yet. Some interesting points were brought up, but they were definitely hard to take seriously when backhanded jabs were being constantly tossed in. Makes me wonder if these people have ever tried to make music of their own...
  3. I was wondering about that; honestly it sounded darn good in mono! The stereo of course is phenomenal though.
  4. Yeah, I imagine some tough calls had to be made. I guess I just wish there was a bit more effort made to pull more equally from each album. The 1975 S/T and Boats each have 6 tracks represented (which makes sense, they're his best-selling and there's great material), but only two tracks from Tonight You're Mine and one track from the Geffen almost seems like neglect for his later work. TYM is a good song that I like, but I think "Foolin' Myself" would've been the better essential track if I had to choose.
  5. Fresh is just such a strong album, still my personal favorite of theirs.
  6. It's debatable if these ads were helping or hurting the band's image, but clearly the marketing department had some fun with these. The whole ingredients list shtick reminds me of a later ad from RSO for the Bee Gees' Main Course album.
  7. I know Eric loves "The Way We Used to Be," but I think I would've put "I'm Through with Love" in its place on the Essential CD. I imagine they were dead-set on keeping it to two CDs, but it's a bit of a shame only one track from the Geffen album got squeezed on there.
  8. Great packaging and design work! Too bad it never got put out, really like the track.
  9. Burton is another great performer; I do concur that like Eric, who had Wally bring out the best in him with the Raspberries, Burton was even better when he was with Randy Bachman. Here's a great live performance of the both of them doing "Undun."
  10. What an absolute treat! Thanks for posting this Bernie.
  11. Pretty sure Paul's voice naturally had the highest range, so I would not be surprised if it was him on overdubs.
  12. According to Marathon Man, and just listening to his first studio album, he was listening to Beach Boys/Brian Wilson almost religiously. I wonder if he still listens to albums like Pet Sounds frequently or if he burnt himself out on them.
  13. WOW! The sheer power and projection.... especially on that note for that long, incredible!
  14. Not exactly sure what's being picked out in those four seconds, but I think Eric and Paul do sound quite similar generally speaking. It's likely that Paul's vocal delivery influenced Eric, but he mentions in Marathon Man that he never had to try all that hard to sound like McCartney. It's also possible they both just naturally have comparable vocal timbres.
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