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  1. Hi again Eric Carmen community! I recently recorded a three-song medley of Eric's songs that I wanted to share with you all. It is a live recording so there are some mistakes; my nerves sped me through the piano solo and I can't hit the high notes in Boats as effortlessly as Eric does, but I still gave it a decent shot. I hope you enjoy!
  2. Hi Eric Carmen community, I know I'm late to the party here, but I've gotten heavily into Carmen's music (both solo and with the Raspberries) only within the last year or so. Anyway, my point is that only very recently did I discover that Carmen has a biography titled "Marathon Man." Looking on Amazon, it says it was published in 2004, so I figure it's likely long been out of print. It is available for digital purchase, but I'd much prefer to have a physical copy. Searches on Google and eBay have proven to be practically useless, so I'm wondering if anyone on this forum may have a copy they are looking to sell or know of any retailer or distributor I could still buy the book from. I'd really like to learn more about Eric's career, and the limited documentation found online leaves a lot to be desired. Thanks, kyletx500
  3. Choosing just 5 is difficult, and if you asked me later my list would probably change, but here's what I'm feeling right now: 1) Bee Gees - Main Course 2) Eric Carmen - Boats Against the Current 3) Beatles - Rubber Soul 4) Billy Joel - The Stranger 5) Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
  4. Happy birthday Eric! Thank you for all the beautiful music!
  5. Well, shoot! I guess I'll just have to keep working on my range then. I know Eric's known for some high notes, but in "She Did It" he starts high and then just goes into the stratosphere! There's some serious vocal gymnastics going on, which is one of the reasons I love the song so much. Thanks for the response Bernie.
  6. I actually used that exact video to help figure out the chords on piano! Now I can play the song pretty well but I can't sing it! I like to think I have a pretty decent range, but the high notes in the chorus (especially the C#5) are really difficult if I try and sing them in full voice. I've heard Eric doesn't have a falsetto register, but it sounds like he's using some kind of falsetto or mixed voice to reach those notes in the recording. It's a breathier vocal timbre that (as far as I can tell) is unique to his performance in this song. Perhaps you would have some insight on this Bernie?
  7. I'd love to see pictures as well. I find these promo/memorabilia-type items really fascinating.
  8. Sorry for bumping an old thread, but I just gotta say that I listened to the "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" demo and absolutely loved it. I'm somewhat of a songwriter and have begun recording some of my original works in my makeshift home studio, so I love hearing anecdotes about the recording process. It's really cool that Eric hosts this forum and shares these incredible insights. I don't know if you'll see this Eric but I want to thank you regardless for helping inspire me to create my own music. I'm relatively young (21) and haven't been a fan for long, but your music has moved me in ways that very few artists have been able to accomplish. P.S. Funny enough, I actually learned to sing falsetto by impersonating Barry Gibb! Needless to say, I'm a massive Bee Gees fan as well.
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