Live in Japan (The Carpenters album)

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Live in Japan
Live album by The Carpenters
Released March 7, 1975
Recorded June 7–9, 1974 at the Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan
Genre Pop
Length 65:15
Label A&M/King Records, Universal
Producer Richard & Karen Carpenter
The Carpenters chronology
Now & Then
(1973)
Live in Japan
(1976)
Horizon
(1975)

Live in Japan was the first live album released by the American pop music duo Carpenters. The album contained a new version of "Sing" with the children's chorus sung by the Kyoto Children's Choir. The band released "The End of the World" as a promotional single that reached No. 3 on US Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

Side one
  1. Medley – 13:24
    1. "Superstar" (Bonnie Bramlett, Leon Russell) – 2:58
    2. "Rainy Days and Mondays" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) – 1:53
    3. "Goodbye to Love" (Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) – 3:29
  2. "Top of the World" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 2:50
  3. "Help!" (John Lennon, Paul McCartney) – 4:32
Side two
  1. "Mr. Guder" (Carpenter, Bettis) – 3:52
  2. "(They Long to Be) Close to You" (Burt Bacharach, Hal David) – 4:07
  3. "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" (Richard Addinsell) (Hank Williams) – 3:22
  4. "Yesterday Once More" (Carpenter/Bettis) – 1:38
  5. "Hurting Each Other" (Peter Udell, Gary Geld) – 2:13

Disc two[edit]

Side three
  1. Oldies Medley – 17:15
    1. "Little Honda" (Brian Wilson, Mike Love) – 2:15
    2. "The End of the World" (Sylvia Dee, Arthur Kent) – 2:04
    3. "Runaway" (Del Shannon, Max Crook) – 2:09
    4. "Da Doo Ron Ron" (Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector) – 1:37
    5. "Leader of the Pack" (Barry, Ben Raleigh) – 2:17
    6. "Johnny Angel" (Lee Pockriss, Lyn Duddy) – 1:03
    7. "Book of Love" (Warren Davis, Charles Patrick, George Malone) – 1:18
    8. "Shuboom" (Carl Fester, James Keyes, Franklin McRay, William Edward) – 1:32
    9. "Daddy's Home" (James Sheppard, William Miller) – 1:47
    10. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry) – 3:29
Side four
  1. "Introduction: Colonel Bogey"/"Sing" (Kenneth J. Alford/Joe Raposo) – 4:26
  2. "Sometimes" (Henry Mancini, Felice Mancini) – 2:39
  3. "We've Only Just Begun" (Nichols, Williams) – 4:22
  4. "For All We Know" (Fred Karlin, Arthur James, Robb Wilson) – 3:13

On CD issues of the album, medley tracks are separated into individual songs.

Charts[edit]

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