The stacked vocal harmonies is a wonderful effect. It was very cutting edge in 1970. The Carpenters certainly lead the pack with their fresh new sophisticated easy pop sound. This song is a great example. Though all in all this has never been a big favorite for me.
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???Gave this 3 stars, as Rick said, the harmonies and orchestration is very well done, but not one of my faves. The part I like the best is the back and forth singing when they say "out of those chains, chains that bind you..." and the harpsicord or keyboard part that follows that.
Post by Prisoner_Walking on Feb 18, 2006 10:34:02 GMT -5
I like the way Karen adds a rough edge to her pronounication on some words...."all aBOUT" and "that is WHY" - it's unusual and kinda fun. When I first heard this track (before I knew Rich and Karen were such perfectionists) I always thought that Rich's delayed backing vocal in some places (he'll never phone ya, I'll....) was a mistake and sounded out of time and messy. Those massive "here to remind you" harmonies are brilliant though. I also like the vaguely false ending part way through, and the lighter, lazier production of this track. 3 Stars. L