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Actual "Canta" 45

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by kprather, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. kprather

    kprather Member Thread Starter

    Sorry if this is old news; I didn't see it here yet.

    Fab Fabe on YouTube uploaded a rare treat: the actual Canta 45. The notable difference from the From The Top version: "Don't worry that it's not good enough..." is done in Spanish as well.

  2. Why was it changed for From The Top???
  3. newvillefan

    newvillefan I Know My First Name Is Stephen



    I have that song on 45. that girls talents still amaze me!

  5. I've always wanted to know that too.
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  6. CraigGA

    CraigGA Well-Known Member

    I really enjoy listening to the entire song in Spanish for it does not sound pieced together! I would love to find an original that has not been damaged by an turntable with improper settings for Karen sounds like she is singing into the ground from improper weight settings and maybe a worn needle. But still, what a treasure! Thanks for posting.
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  7. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    Ha ok I'm dizzy watching that turntable. Unfortunately that turntable has got some speed issues. This sounds like the same single that appears on From The Top one at the correct speed and time.
  8. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    Not quite - there's a line from the English version that was flown in for the FROM THE TOP CD. There are three possibilities here. Either the translation to Spanish was deemed unsatisfactory after the fact, Karen's pronunciation of the Spanish on that line was somehow faulty, or whatever was used for the master was somehow faulty. If you listen to the FROM THE TOP version, you can just about hear the brighter-sounding fly-in on that line.
  9. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    Hmm interesting, Japan must have pressed a bunch of these so it shouldn't be too hard to acquire one. I can't say that I've played Canta all that much.
  10. Rick-An Ordinary Fool

    Rick-An Ordinary Fool Honolulu City Lights

    It looks like this 45 may not have been pressed in Japan (I just assumed) it may have been Spain according to discogs.
  11. Harry

    Harry Charter A&M Corner Member Moderator

    I would think both Spain and any Latin American countries.
  12. tomswift2002

    tomswift2002 Well-Known Member

    I think the other issue is that the person was just recording the ambient sound on their phone or camera without taking a direct line out of the turntable.
  13. Murray

    Murray Well-Known Member

    The 45 in the video was Hecho en Mexico.
  14. This is rare, I always thought that the version of From the Top is the only one, this is in my language although it sounds too forced ... Saludos.
  15. kprather

    kprather Member Thread Starter

    It could be that Richard just wasn't 100% happy with how it sounded. It's very rapid-fire and stacatto with the syllables, something that doesn't let Karen's voice shine as much as long legato notes would. And as we know, if Richard doesn't think it's perfect, he'll change it.

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