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  1. Hey Lew, I live on the west coast, so it's really not that late here! As far as the duet, it appeared on one of Louise's albums, titled Dreamin'. No single release according to Discogs, but it's also on her Best Of compilation.
  2. This is a nice little gem I found on YouTube the other night. It's so incredibly 80's cheese, but I love it regardless. I wouldn't have ever imagined Eric singing the theme from Growing Pains, but I'm glad it happened! I had no idea who Louise Mandrell was, apparently she was quite the country star in the '80s and had hits doing Carmen's songs like "Maybe My Baby" and "I Wanna Hear It From Your Lips."
  3. Some really nice write-ups about Eric here. His voice is truly one of a kind, and I'm jealous of his ability to hit C5's in chest voice like they're nothing. I did notice on "Brand New Year" that there were some falsetto notes, but I had figured that maybe he had backing vocalists doing those. It's great to hear that he discovered that part of his register again! Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the only other time he reached into full-on falsetto was during the "Long Live Rock 'n' Roll" demo.
  4. Carson looked like such an adorable dog. I'm sorry to hear about his passing. Dogs are truly man's best friend, and losing one is like losing a member of the family. My sincerest condolences to Eric & Amy.
  5. It seems like a very plausible explanation, although we won't know for sure unless Hall and/or Oates confirm it. The reference on the Wikipedia page just points to this thread!
  6. I absolutely loathe this style of writing, and unfortunately it's all over the internet. They pretend to be impartial by throwing in a backhanded compliment here and there, but really they just want to hound on the artist. I've seen similar articles written about Billy Joel and the Bee Gees as well. It's sad that these writers have nothing better or more positive to put their energy towards.
  7. I really enjoyed that podcast. Eric and Greg had a great rapport together. I'm also personally glad they focused on his music career rather than talking politics the whole time. I'm not a huge fan of Fox (or cable news networks in general) but Gutfeld seems like a great guy who's genuinely into music.
  8. That would be awesome Bernie! It sure would save me a lot of work!
  9. Thanks James! I love all three songs but "Boats" is extra special to me. Also I think I was really stoked I had got through the other two without any major mistakes as "Boats" is the easiest out of the three to play on piano, at least in this arrangement. Of course, it makes up for it by being the hardest vocally! I wish I could sing it as silky smooth as Eric does on the recording!
  10. Thanks for the pointer Kirk. I still have a feeling this one will take me a while though! I think I'll probably need to transcribe it to sheet music before I start learning it, which is a whole other process in and of itself. I don't believe anyone has notated the piano part for this and made it public online. For the medley I was lucky enough to find some brand new original sheet music books for Eric's first two albums on eBay. It didn't have the solo for All By Myself, but I was able to find that online separately. I want to also do "She Did It" but the vocal on that one is brutal so I'm still working on it
  11. Wow. Just wow. I can tolerate John Travolta's NGFILA, and I had regrettably heard the Michael Damian version of "She Did It" before, but that Babes in Toyland cover takes the cake for the absolute worst! I can't imagine anyone listening to that unironically.
  12. Thanks for the kind words Kirk! I love Starting Over as well but to be honest I'm not entirely sure I have the piano chops for that one! I'll have to see if there's some sheet music available for it somewhere online. There's no way I can pick out what Eric's playing on that one by ear!
  13. 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!
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Happy birthday Eric! Thank you for all the beautiful music!
  17. 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.
  18. 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?
  19. I'd love to see pictures as well. I find these promo/memorabilia-type items really fascinating.
  20. 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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