Post by Carps1000 on Sept 13, 2005 16:55:51 GMT -5
Love it. Its a happy upbeat daring song & u cannot help but hop along to it. Karen really sparkles in this..didnt like the sharp ending tho..thought it ruined a good song. Still a gem tho. 5 stars C1000
Post by GoodOldDreams on Nov 11, 2005 12:40:41 GMT -5
With lyrics engendering "groovy," "sunshine" and "joy," this period piece seems a bit over the top being too pat and cute. It reinforces the "sugary sweet" image some people might associate with the C's right from the start of their musical careers. Unfortunately the versatile C's were never able to shake this image to some of these people even with more "edgey" sounds of fuzz guitar in "Goodbye to Love" and the more experimental and innovative "Passage" CD/album.
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 17, 2006 16:21:25 GMT -5
I know that in 2006 this song sounds a bit dated, but it's my favorite on the album. It's fun and kinda kookie! Love the way Karen's vocal melody soars over those lush backing chords just before the horn solo..."live and be happy, don't be afraid to la-ah-ah-ah-ove!" - am I right in thinking that this is missing in the orginal demo recording? I also love the live recording of this from "Live In Holland" '76 and the way it segways into "Sing" - a very clever mix of the two songs. This version gets 4 Stars from me. L
Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Oct 6, 2006 11:33:29 GMT -5
ALWAYS LOVED THIS ONE! I like everything about this song - especially the wonderful harmonies in it. I recall thinking the need to sell my "pop" music to my parents, and to make them understand how "special and unique" Carpenters were - everything my father and mother always appreciated about music - the wonderful melody - a great vocal lead, the fact that one didn't have to strain at all to HEAR what the vocalists were singing, and UNDERSTAND what they were saying - very important to me and to my parents - and those HARMONY parts....so, I sat them down in front of the stereo to play this song for them. I like the way it starts off in parts La-aa-aa-aa -aa-aa-aa-aa! HOW COOL. And by the way, my folks "got it" after hearing this - I remember my mother commenting "that girl can really sing, can't she." After that, they were Carpenters FANS, big-time.
I like the idea of a "groovy" little tune that just makes you happy, and this one certainly does. 4 big stars from me on this one.
"....all my best memories come back clearly to me, some can even make me cry...just like before, it's Yesterday Once More...."
???3 stars...like it a whole lot..!! The first time I heard this was in the KC Story which i think that particular one was sung by Cynthia Gibb...and she did it perfectly and she was cute doing it. Now I heard it on youtube The Music Music Music show with Karen and of course seeing and hearing Karen and R. on that, is fun. Light upbeat tune..great harmony...great message too. On Music M. M., they really do look groovy for the times! And Karen especially in those early days...mostly all about the drums for her.
???3 stars...like it a whole lot..!! The first time I heard this was in the KC Story which i think that particular one was sung by Cynthia Gibb....
Hi Kathy... I love this poppy number myself.
What you heard in the Karen Carpenter Story was actually Karen singing. Cynthia Gibb did not sing any of the songs... they were all Karen Carpenter. Cynthia Gibb was lip-syncing to Karen's voice.
thanks Rick for the info. for that. You might think I'd automatically know that as many times I've seen that show...oh well..Karen as usual sings it perfectly..just so natural ...her effort in singing any song ..it's just like drinking some water for her...I'm sure, she couldn't be perfect first time out on any song, but real talent as far as that goes.