I Know My First Name Is Stephen
The album version of “Top Of The World” just came on in the restaurant I’m in. I think it’s the first time I’ve ever heard that mix played anywhere in a public venue!
Should I say this = (SPOILER about the Lucy O'Brien biography) - O'Brien claims that Karen had a strong say and pushed some of the sounds and dynamics on Hurting Each Other. We generally think of Richard as the sole craftsperson of these sounds. Officially, it's also Jack Daugherty, but I doubt that, on the whole. No reason why it wouldn't have been Karen, as well.There’s so much going on dynamically in the arrangement and recording, that, the “mono” almost gives it a Spector-esque kind of feel. The timpani drum (played by percussionist Gary Coleman) really helps to accentuate that. In fact, a little too much so, that one will notice when comparing the ‘72 (album) mix with the ‘73 (single) remix, the timp was left out of the remix in spots, as it was a little more than was needed—particularly in the first chorus. I touched on this a little in the Legacy book discography.
I got to hear that! I was anticipating, just maybe, they'd be up there. I'd convinced myself, "they'd be in the top 10, the song dropped from #1 by then" -- but there they were at the top. Great stuff.On AT40 53 years ago this week, Close To You @#1
for the 2nd week in a row! The SiriusXM 70’s Channel played Rainy Days and Mondays about 20 minutes before the show started too.