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Helen G

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  1. Interestingly, it's the SLOW version that got me really emotionally! And it shows off all those gorgeous chord progressions and reveals more of Eric's beautiful piano work.
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    Here is the complete text of this 2012 Springsteen SXSW speech: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/exclusive-the-complete-text-of-bruce-springsteens-sxsw-keynote-address-86379/
  3. You know you've hit the really big time when you're named as a crossword puzzle entry! πŸ™‚ 🀣 πŸ˜‰ Too bad EC / Rachmaninoff Estate doesn't glean royalties from this mention!
  4. For a non-EC fan, he writes well - I'm laughing if only because of the over-the-top descriptions and careful editing/inclusion of the YouTube comments (of which there are THOUSANDS, btw. The official Hungry Eyes video has (as of tonight....) 137,666,121 views! One year ago, I commented that it had 90 million views! That kind of streaming popularity doesn't just happen by accident?!!!
  5. I think we should proceed with publishing this calendar - easy enough to do here if the Men of EricCarmen.com want to email me photos! https://www.calendarlabs.com/photo-calendar/
  6. Stunning visual detail! Is that a Brush HS class ring in the early few seconds' zoom? πŸ™‚
  7. I'm in for $50 to help out! Put any extra surplus taken in this year into the EC website "slush fund" to help cover this cost. Shhhhh. We won't tell anybody. Bernie - don't hesitate to make the plea again when necessary. I too got the "error" message and knew that something like this was going on. Thanks for staying on top of this, Bernie! We all appreciate and love you for this "labor of love"!
  8. This is a terrific thread! Gotta love the old school print promo! WAY before the Internet (email, Mosaic browser, etc.) came along!
  9. Care to elaborate on the "mostly"? πŸ˜‰
  10. I hear Eric-style "tenor float" counterpoint harmonies in the "Hello Goodbye" parallel octave harmonies above the melody line starting at 1:00. Which one of the Beatles sang the high tenor line? πŸ˜‰
  11. That particular operatic work is specifically noted for its "high C" demands on tenor singers. πŸ˜‰
  12. OK as long as we're talking C5's here, I'll drop in this clip of Gregory Kunde, whom I got to see/hear in college recitals when he was studying voice in the Music Dept. of Illinois State University during the same time my sister was in music school (they took a lot of classes together - my sister helped him eke his way through the music theory classes ;-). Many voice students get to college not really having much experience on any instruments such as piano so their theory skills are (generally) weaker. He's still going quite strong in his career (now in his upper 60's?) singing in opera houses all over Europe.
  13. Hello & Welcome to the website! I too have dug around for footage of Eric singing some of these incredible ballads, but alas - no luck so far!
  14. Love baseball! Of course, I'm likely to offend all the Clevelanders on this site πŸ˜‰ when I say that I'm a 4th gen Chicago Cubs fan (i.e. Cubs beating Cleveland in the 2016 World "Serious" as my dad used to call it)! I'd be curious as to how EC got invited to play in this charity baseball event. (Too bad the stands weren't totally full?!) RaspBernie - any details?
  15. I first became aware of this AMA Awards "Dirty Dancing" segment performance while digging around in Google Images and found some photos I'd not yet seen. I eventually ended up at this link: https://www.gettyimages.com/search/2/image?family=editorial&phrase=ERic carmen 1988 which has 14 photos taken live. There's just too much going on to believe that Eric was in "lip sync" mode? Because of how the balcony set he sings on opens up to the stage, I'm inclined to believe there was either a backing track or a live band involved.
  16. To riff on what Kyle said here, I'll happily admit that much of my fascination with Eric's music through the decades was his seemingly effortless singing - from the "screamers" to the ballads, he has made it look easy to hit those "C5s" although he did say later that he did it to himself on songs like Let's Pretend that demanded a high range. That's one of the rare ones done by Raspberries during their reunion comeback years that was not pitched in the original key when first released. As a singer myself, in the a cappella world primarily, I often have need of quick warmups that can get my voice "hooked" quickly - singing along with Eric in the car on the way to the rehearsal site(s) does just that. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜‰ I also recently used the song, "Change of Heart", as a great example of flawlessly executing downward intervals in vocals during an a cappella singing workshop for which I was a clinician.
  17. Are there any recordings of Eric playing the old "Schlagzeug" (drums)?
  18. Fantastic video! Like Bernie, I've seen the much grainier version! At least one of those Japanese concerts was backed by a Japanese orchestra. I'm trying to remember where I read that. πŸ˜‰ But I think the keyboards available at the time were starting to come with more and more voicings available and that's potentially where the strings sounds would have been made on stage. P.S. Those red boots Eric wore are EPIC! I always wonder if he still hangs onto any of the more interesting concert attire he's used over the years.
  19. That's some pretty mature song writing for a 21 year old! (I'm loving the Eric style piano work - arpeggiated chords, powerful left hand, etc.). I'm surprised it didn't become a Razzberries power ballad "anthem" kind of song?!
  20. Wah! It's not downloadable any more either via this thread or the one you posted.
  21. It's a beautiful song - clearly earmarked with the gorgeous lush harmonizations found in most all EC composed songs! Did Eric never record it himself for publication? Do you have the afore-mentioned demo up your sleeve, Raspbernie? πŸ˜‰
  22. I'm no astrologer and my knowledge of it sort of relates to the Fifth Dimension singing "When the moon is in the 7th house and Jupiter aligns with Mars...." πŸ˜‰ That reading seems to be pretty much on the money! This part made me smile though..... "And if you are creative or if you have well-known artistic talents, everybody will forgive your little flaws: absent-mindedness, lack of energy or of will, too dreamy temperament..."
  23. In different publishing hands with Eric's catalog now consolidated under Round Hill Music, it COULD be released!!!! I've been trying to figure out - with my music publisher brain engaged - why there are precious few EC song books out there! Dang it! Maybe Round Hill would listen to an "angel investor" (or a few .....) such as myself to make it happen!!!
  24. I too would love to hear (as it's been said in writeups and interviews) Eric noodling about the piano and telling stories from the road for an evening!
  25. The melody line underpinned by these fabulous chords is unbelievably beautiful!
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