Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters

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Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters
Video by The Carpenters
Released March 1, 1998 (VHS & DVD)
Genre Documentary
Length 100 min.
Label MPI Home Video
Director Ron Tosches
Producer JoAnn Young, Paul Surratt, Bill DiCicco, Laura L. Bucuzzo
The Carpenters chronology
Interpretations
(1995)
Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters
(1997)
Gold: Greatest Hits
(2002)

Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters is a 100 minute long documentary that was released on DVD by MPI Home Video. It features interviews by Richard Carpenter, John Bettis (co-writer), Gary Sims (part-time member), Petula Clark, et al.

The documentary itself runs for approximately 60 minutes, with a 12 minute encore after the end credits featuring a performance of "(A Place To) Hideaway", the Carpenters' commercial for Morton's Potato Chips, and their performance of "Ave Maria" for the 1978 A Christmas Portrait special. The rest of the 100 minute total running time includes the special features (listed below).

The documentary originally aired as a documentary on PBS.

Chapters[edit]

  1. Introduction ("Superstar", "Rainy Days and Mondays", "We've Only Just Begun", "(They Long to Be) Close to You")
  2. "Yesterday Once More" – Thank You Rock 'n' Roll, 1978
  3. "Dancing in the Street" – Your All American College Show, 1968
  4. "Ticket to Ride" – Something Else, 1970
  5. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" – Make Your Own Kind of Music, 1971
  6. "We've Only Just Begun" – Make Your Own Kind of Music, 1971
  7. "For All We Know" – The Andy Williams Show, 1971
  8. "Bless the Beasts and Children" – Make Your Own Kind of Music, 1971
  9. "Rainy Days and Mondays" – Desert Inn, then fades into Make Your Own Kind of Music, 1971
  10. "Superstar" – 1971
  11. "Hurting Each Other" – 1972
  12. "Goodbye to Love" – 1972
  13. "Top of the World" – Carpenters' Very First Television Special, 1976
  14. And the Story Continues...
  15. "Only Yesterday" – 1975
  16. "Merry Christmas Darling" – A Christmas Portrait, 1978
  17. "This Masquerade" – Music, Music, Music!, 1980
  18. "Touch Me When We're Dancing" – 1981
  19. Finale
  20. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" – Carpenters' Very First Television Special, 1976
  21. End Credits
  22. Encore Program
  23. "(A Place To) Hideaway" – Make Your Own Kind of Music, 1971
  24. Potato Chip Commercial – Morton's Potato Chip Company, 1971
  25. "Ave Maria" – A Christmas Portrait, 1978
  26. TV Special Promo – 1980

Bonus material: