Saturday, December 5, 2009

The Carpenters - Sept. 1971 - Live at the BBC

The following description is from hushhush112's Dailymotion posting for Part 2:
"Live at the BBC was a live, videotaped studio concert performed by The Carpenters. They lip-synched some tunes, like "Help" and the Burt Bacharach Medley, but most of the songs on the BBC Concert were live. It was performed and aired on BBC on September 25, 1971. VH-1 has televised the concert for American audiences, however in order to fit it into a half-hour time slot, (with commercials), they left out "And When He Smiles", "I Fell in Love With You", "That on the Road Look", and "Lust for Earl and the Married Woman". In addition to singing, Karen also plays the drums during some of the songs."

-Track Listings-

1. Help! (pre-recorded)
2. Love Is Surrender
3. Superstar
4. And When He Smiles
5. Rainy Days and Mondays
6. That on the Road Look (Tony Joe White)
7. I Fell in Love With You (Karen Carpenter and Doug Strawn)
8. Bacharach/David Medley (pre-recorded)
9. For All We Know
10. Lust for Earl and the Married Woman (Tony Joe White)
11. Sometimes
12. (They Long to Be) Close to You
13. We've Only Just Begun

The clips below present most, but not all, of the footage.


  1. I love the Carpenters. They had so many great classic tunes.

  2. Nice to hear you're a Carpenters fan. I've always enjoyed their mellow, very produced music and this footage is a great showcase for them.