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Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters

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.

Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters
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ReleasedMarch 1, 1998 (VHS & DVD)
GenreDocumentary
Length100 min.
LabelMPI Home Video
DirectorRon Tosches
ProducerJoAnn Young, Paul Surratt, Bill DiCicco, Laura L. Bucuzzo
The Carpenters chronology
Interpretations
(1995)
Close to You: Remembering The Carpenters
(1998)
Gold: Greatest Hits
(2002)

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 special on PBS and continues to be made available to PBS stations for reruning during pledge drives.

ChaptersEdit

  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: