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No "Songs of Eric Carmen" after all


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Here is what amazon sent me:

<<Greetings from Amazon.com.

We are sorry to report that the release of the following

item has been cancelled:

"The Songs of Eric Carmen"

Though we had expected to be able to send this item to you, we've

since found that it will not be released after all. Please accept

our sincerest apologies for the inconvenience we have caused you.

We have cancelled this item from your order...>

It's incredible knowing that you've been working on that book, Bernie. I'm fed up and I think U2!

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I got the same message as yoyorex from Amazon.com yesterday - very disappointing!! At least I am very fortunate to have the complete piano books for Eric's first solo album and for "Boats Against The Current." I also obtained the sheet music for "I Was Born To Love You" from sheetmusicplus.com about a year or so ago. Looks like that will have to be enough for now!

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I agree with you Jimmy and marvin, but it's long (and it'd take a long time doing it for every good carmen song!) and the result is never as good as the original.

I'm not only looking for the tab, but the melody and the instrumental lines as well. First you hear and play the melody, then you find the tab (which can be hard sometimes), but then it's less enjoyable as with the complete behind piano part.

As I had found the book, I bought it, but as it's not available, if I have time once, I'll try to transcript the songs.

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Yoyorex, What a disappointment...I'm not a pianist either, but since I taught myself to type, I decided I could teach myself Eric's piano parts to the songs, so I used to sit down for ages just playing along with the records, duplicating his parts. They are pretty intricate, but I loved doing it. I used to be able to play every cut. I can still remember "Starting Over" and "She Remembered." It takes a long time, and you have to listen very carefully, but his piano parts are amazing. I always hated the "stock" arrangements by staff arrangers. They were so generic and watered down, they never even resembled Eric's piano parts anyway.

smile --Darlene

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Unfortuately, if you want someone to accompany you while you play, you MUST have the sheet music..URRGH! mad I have the song books for Change of Heart and Boats but they've fallen apart from over-use so I've gotten others from ebay. I don't want to have to use them and was hoping for the songbook.


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