Post by YesterdayOnceMore on Sept 13, 2005 20:53:20 GMT -5
Another musically amazing song - ala Dave Brubeck! That 5/4 time signature isn't easy to work with, ya know! I love the way this one sing-songs and it has some beautiful harmonies in it - Karen goes way up on a few notes, and the dynamics are super! There's a nice keyboard lead in this one, and I am particularly partial to the "Bah Bah's" in the song.
Great One! Bravo!
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Post by Rick Henry on Sept 16, 2005 2:05:51 GMT -5
I was inclined to give this one 4-stars. But I gave it some thought and realized that for creativity alone this one deserves 5-stars. I am a lover of jazz music. This song with it's complex time signature is an outstanding jazz music feat. The mix and layering of the vocals on the "baa baa ah baa baa ah" parts is musical creativity at it's best. It's an almost doo-wop vocal (which Manhattan Transfer excelled at). And than you add Karen's Gene Krupa influenced drumwork and you have a gem upon gems of the entire Carpenters catalog.
It's not your standard Carpenters sound. But musically speaking it is outstanding.
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Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 17, 2006 16:50:16 GMT -5
You know that interview with John Bettis in which he talks about Spectrum's early club appearances? He says "people really didn't like what we did!" Well, I think this is the sort of experimental jazz-vocal sound he was referring to. I can see why people might view "All I Can Do" as a somewhat stark composition compared to the softer Carpenters sound the world came to love in later years. But being a musician myself, I have to agree with Rick, I believe this track is worth taking note of because it's well performed. Not a track I listen to often, but it makes a refreshing change from time to time. 3 Stars. L