Rita Coolidge came up with this song idea based on observing female groupies ' relationships with rock stars of the late s. This version was also included as a bonus track on a reissue of the album Eric Clapton. Bonnie Bramlett later re-recorded the song on her solo album I'm Still the Same. Now using just the "Superstar" title, she rendered it this time as a very slow, piano-based torch song. The song "Superstar" became most popular after its treatment by the Carpenters. Karen Carpenter's vocal was praised for its intensity and emotional nature.
David Hepworth commented about Karen Carpenter's performance: "Even with only half her mind on the job, she delivered a perfect performance. The guide vocal never needed to be replaced. The duo's rendition was included on the May album Carpenters , and then released as a single in August , rising to number 2 on the Billboard Hot pop singles chart held out of the top spot by Rod Stewart 's " Maggie May " , and spending two weeks at number one on the Easy Listening chart that autumn and earned gold record status.
For instance, it appeared on the Carpenters's SACD compilation, The Singles: — not to be confused with the regular CD, The Singles: — , as a remix of the original mix on the similarly titled compilation The Singles: — It got rave reviews from the judges and established Studdard as one of the early leaders in the competition, a position he held through his narrow May win over second-place finisher Clay Aiken.
By now his signature song , Studdard recorded "Superstar" as the B-side of his June first single and number two hit, " Flying Without Wings ". Studdard's treatment was also included on his December debut album, Soulful. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Tape hiss is very similar as the CD, but never distracting. Well, if anywhere in digital this can be experienced, here is a great example of that! Can it get any better? You never know what versions will be on the internet in the future, as downloads.
Was this review helpful to you? Review by cordobaman May 16, 8 of 8 found this review helpful. I've now listened to Carpenters The Singles several times It sounds beautiful. Thank you all. Misterhyde , Oct 11, Location: US. SINGLES has been a hodge-podge of releases throughout its history, and which version that is best for you depends on what it is that you're looking for. Since this thread is a couple months old, it's possible that the OP has settled of some version, but here are the obvious traits and pitfalls that can be encountered: - the Side One trilogy that concludes the LP side can be found at two different speeds.
At one point, it was sped-up from normal to attempt to match a key of something or other. Other versions have that segued trilogy at a more normal speed. The sped-up trilogy tends to appear on the earlier CD pressings. The single followed with the completed guitar figures. If it does it on yours, just move the slider back to the beginning to see the entire video from the beginning. Location: Newcastle, UK. Have recently bought the Japan only double CD release "Live In Japan" - cost me Fifty quid but i guess its the rarest official release - was in very good condition.
I would love to hear expanded versions of the studio albums - with alternative versions, outtakes , demos etc. I just hope Richard has copies of the original session tapes that were lost in that fire.
James Bell , Aug 14, PhantomStranger and anduandi like this. Location: Derbyshire, England. Bobby Morrow , Aug 14, Location: Michigan. Got The Singles cd at a yard sale for two-bits. Scope J , Aug 30, Which version? HGN , Aug 31, Location: Canberra, Australia.
Karen Carpenter Richard Carpenter. Live in Japan Live at the Palladium Book Category. Categories : The Carpenters compilation albums greatest hits albums.Montage of images along with the classic song "Yesterday Once More" from The Carpenters R.I.P Karen Carpenter Lyrics: When I was young I'd listen to the radi.