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Singer Richard Carpenter planning comeback

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Oh no - a return to beige and brown mediocrity. Computers can compose lift music now.

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Does he still have that problem of birds suddenly appearing every time he's near?

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Is he Japanese? Is he looking for a Japanese partner? Is he looking for a shotgun marriage with one???????????? Why dangle this in front of millions of love starved middled aged Japanese women? Why--why-why?????????

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Without his sister there's no music. Face it dude, Japan is the place to relaunch or end a career in music; yours is the latter.

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a bland J-pop crooner with schmaltzy lyrics would be the perfect foil for his carpentry.

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Now... the rest of the story: His royalty checks are getting smaller and smaller from digital sales.

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There will always be a market for the Carpenters music, and I'm sure he makes a good living doing the circuit in the states. Reunions and tribute bands can make a good living. How many Elvis impersonators are there in the world still?

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That would be interesting - a Karen Carpenter impersonator. Are there any?

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You're comparing the Carpenters to Elvis?

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I dig the Carpenters, now team up with marylin manson to make modern Carpenter music!

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amazing how the Japanese know of the Carpenters while most people in the states under 40 go "who?" 62 yrs old . . . and getting back into the industry . . . well JP be the place to do so. Remember when a child back in the states and being made fun of by school kids for liking their music! ♪~ 

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He really doesn't have to do this. Sometimes it's best to just sit on your laurels.

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I dunno, people still go to Neil Diamond concerts and Sting is pretending to be a 1940's crooner, so why not?

Then again I won't be going to any of his shows.

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dunno, people still go to Neil Diamond concerts and Sting is pretending >to be a 1940's crooner, so why not? Then again I won't be going to any of his shows.

True, they do. But neither Neil Diamond nor Sting are equivalent to the non-singing half of the Carpenters.

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Please, Please don't make a comeback. Alright personal oppinion aside it does seem that the "Carpenters" have had a much longer run in Japan that in the US.

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Hey, don't knock Richard Carpenter's quest to return to the Big Time. He's only just begun...

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Rod Stewart is pretending to be a 40s crooner, I believe, with his CD of standards.

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Isn't he married to Harry Chapin's widow? Can't she sing too? Or aren't they talking these days?

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Karen Carpenter was the best singer ever. There has never been a better vocalist than her ever, at least there has not been one yet...

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I hope this doesn't give Barry Manilow any ideas...

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Carpenters are still a huge act in the Karaoke box. Simple English words set to simple tunes always a winning combination in Japan.

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No, all jokes aside, dont u think Karen Carpenter had the best voice ever... there is no one that sings like her now...

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