The Carpenters: The Untold Story : An Authorized Biography

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The Carpenters: The Untold Story : An Authorized Biography

The Carpenters: The Untold Story : An Authorized Biography

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I only wish someone could have helped this dear woman, and I also find it hard to believe that nobody had a clue of what was going on until it was almost too late.

Years of jam-packed work schedules, including hundreds of concert engagements, proved to be just too much for the Carpenters to keep the hits coming—and, ultimately, to keep the music playing at all. Anorexia nervosa was so new that I didn't even know how to pronounce it until 1980," band member John Bettis said.Two months into their relationship, Burris told Karen he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. Get ready for your "Ticket To Ride" through the Carpenters' recording and performing lifework; and if you're like me you'll take a few notes along the way, so that the next time you listen to one of their great LP's you can track with everything you hear. The definitive biography of one of the most enduring and endeared recording artists in history—the Carpenters—is told for the first time from the perspective of Richard Carpenter, through more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews and some 200 photographs from Richard's personal archive, many never published.

In fact, her walks to and from sessions with Levenkron kept her body weight beneath the six stone mark.I read this book when it was first issued almost 10 years ago, and even today, the story contained within its pages has long since stuck with me. This compendium of interviews, concert reviews, and critical essays spans the duo's career and beyond.

The family atmosphere is chaotic, reinforcing the anorexic's belief that she and no one else knows what is best for her. It has the heft and visual history of a coffee table book, but it’s also a nearly note-for-note musical biography of the pair that goes back to their childhood lives in New Haven, Connecticut, where Richard Carpenter found the seeds of the group’s sound in his father’s records and a toy jukebox. She cried to Agnes as she explained the deceit that left her with no choice but to cancel the ceremony. Entering the room, Agnes found Karen's motionless, nude body lying face down on the floor of the walk-in wardrobe.

Somehow amid it all they recorded their third album, 1971’s “Carpenters,” known to fans as the tan album and regarded by many as their best. Reading this book brought back memories of my teen years, and every album released by the Carpenters. And anyone who was an "80's child" will remember how awful the clothes and music bands were back then. My heart is still broken that she is gone, and I know it has to be so difficult for him, so I don't want to sound harsh or judgmental. A review for Variety praised Karen's emergence from behind the drums to centre stage but commented on her deteriorating appearance.

But despite their personal troubles and turmoil, the Carpenters music remained beautiful, enriching, and touching. Yesterday Once More" is a pastiche of mostly affectionate and warm portrayals of two talented people who, in spite of their human frailties, gave the world a lasting legacy of music. As I learned the fascinating stories about the songs from Richard’s point of view, I would stop and play them as the names rolled through my book player. She rearranged and pushed her food around the plate with a fork as she talked, which gave the appearance of eating. We also get a view at Richard's struggle with his addiction to quaaludes in the mid-1970's and how getting clean from his problem made his sister Karen's struggle with anorexia-nervosa even more apparent.When Karen dieted, or "overdieted", Bash explains, there was a rush of attention from the family, especially Agnes. Pretty much if they liked a song they did it and based on the merits (or demerits) of the song itself and not based on anything personal outside of Richard and Karen's musical abilities and whether the song had appeal or not to Karen and Richard.



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