May 30, 2019 – 4:20 am


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London 1976 [no label, 1CD]

Live at the New London Theatre, UK; November 28, 1976. Very good audio (ripped from TV broadcast - BBC Four 2008).

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Track 01. Intro 2:28
Track 02. There’s A Kind of Hush 2:32
Track 03. I Need To Be In Love 4:45
Track 04. Strike Up The Band 15:57
Piano Picker/S’ Wonderful/Fascinatin’ Rhythm/Warsaw Concerto
Track 05. From This Moment On 2:37
Track 06. Medley 8:34
Close to You/For All We Know/Top of the World/Ticket To Ride/Only Yesterday/I Won’t Last a Day Without You/Hurting Each Other/Superstar
Track 07. Rainy Days And Mondays/Goodbye To Love 4:39
Track 08. We’ve Only Just Begun/Yesterday Once More (reprise) 4:40
47 mins

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  1. 21 Responses to “THE CARPENTERS - LONDON 1976”

  2. Thank you very much.
    “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”

    By IDC on May 30, 2019

  3. An interesting addition to the catalogue. Their guitarist, Tony Peluso, did the brilliant solo on the single ‘Goodbye to Love’.

    By JohnnyA on May 30, 2019

  4. Thanks for the upload but I wonder if there is a problem with the cover art as it does not open properly. Thanks.

    By Kin-hung Cheung on May 30, 2019

  5. Hello Kin-hung

    Cover links work fine. Server could have been busy. Please try again.

    By bigozine2 on May 30, 2019

  6. Nice find. Wonder where this gem has been hiding.

    By oneL on May 30, 2019

  7. I always loved the Carpenters, Bread , America , James Taylor etc .all those soft rock sounds of the early seventies. Only complaint with this one as well as many of their shows are The Medleys. Some great songs here that deserve to be played out in full. Too me it diminishes the shows and performances.

    By Bill on May 30, 2019

  8. Totally agree . The Medleys suck . Why didn’t they play those great songs in full? A buzzkill !!!

    By David on May 30, 2019

  9. Any rumors U L E ?

    By Dapper Dan on May 30, 2019

  10. Medley; Close To You / For All We Know / Top Of The World / Ticket To Ride / Only Yesterday / I Won’t Last A Day Without You / Hurting Each Other / Superstar

    By Liam NSW on May 30, 2019

  11. Was this the gig that Peluso played sitting in a wheel chair but stood majestically for the Goodbye to Love solo?, That solo has to rank as one of the greatest ever recorded!

    By Bob Daniels on May 30, 2019

  12. The reason the medley’s prevail it seems to me here is by now they are both totally exhausted. These years they gigged most days and usually two full sets a day. With Karen’s anorexia unavoidably apparent and Richard’s addiction full blown by now they both looked wrecked. It is also that Las Vegas schtick that even Elvis fell foul of his throw away performances of medley’s just meant you could do more than two sets a night and bang in an hour or so and leave them wanting more. It’s all about the money honey!

    By swappers on May 30, 2019

  13. What did the call Karen Carpenter, when she had a yeast infection ?
    A Quarter Pounder with Cheese. LOL, not that is Funny~! What a fool she was. All she had to do was eat,WTF?

    By carolynthing on May 30, 2019

  14. What did THEY call Karen Carpenter, when she had a yeast infection ?
    A Quarter Pounder with Cheese. LOL, NOW, that is Funny~! What a fool she was. All she had to do was eat,WTF?——————–

    By carolynthing on May 30, 2019

  15. Yes I know . I guess by 76 they were both tired and bored . Are there any shows from say the earlier years 70 thru 73 or so ? when they were really in their heyday? If so maybe the songs were played out in those years instead of the Elvis Vegas routine as Swappers so accurately states

    By Bill on May 30, 2019

  16. Imagine if James Taylor or Joni Mitchell did the Medley routine at their shows ? Cheats the audiences . I saw James a few years ago and he did his normal hour and a half show . In his seventies now and still brings it and sounds great . No Medleys that’s for sure .

    By Bill on May 30, 2019

  17. Rumor has it Karen preferred Big Uns

    By U L E on May 30, 2019

  18. Rumor also has it Richard gots a Lil Un

    By U L E on May 30, 2019

  19. Rumor has it that’s why she was depressed.

    By U L E on May 30, 2019

  20. RIP Leon Redbone
    While famed singer and songwriter Leon Redbone has passed away at the age of 69, the official announcement of his death claims he was 127.

    By sking on May 31, 2019

  21. Rumor has it Leon had a Big Un

    By U L E on May 31, 2019

  22. Karen had a great voice. What a loss with anorexia…

    By DanC on Jun 5, 2019

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