Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, May 2, 2013.
Welcome to the boards!
I must say, after listening to the fantastic song
I Can't Make Music,
it astounds me that it appears on so few compilations.
Outside of the actual Now & Then album, it seems to be absent on American Compilations,
and only a few Non-USA compilations.
Yesterday Once More and I Can't Make Music
are my two favorites on this album.....
^There was a remix of I can't make music on the Treasures album. Subtle differences to my ears.
I don't think it was used again on any other compilation, but the original mix appeared again in the 2000 Japanese release By Request. That's also a really nice collection I find. Great song!
There was a hefty dose of reverb added to the remix for TREASURES (JP), which in this case makes sense given the opening lyrics: "Here I am just sittin' around, with an old piano in a vacant room..."
The reverb adds the sense that the room is really 'vacant.'
That remix also appeared on the giant MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS set from 1993.
One of the times when a remix really brings a tired-sounding song to life. I love it!