Cute song...just enough 1967 to make it interesting.Hi guys!
I came across this. She eerily sounds like a young Karen Carpenter in this.
I've heard some of her other songs and I just couldn't help thinking if Karen would have done English versions of them.
I think if this had been a finished Carpenters track, complete with full background vocals a la “Slow Dance”, it would have transformed the song. Hearing Mariya’s version makes me realise he spoiled theirs with the schmaltzy choir (as well as the syrupy strings) but I guess his argument at the time would have been “What else can I do? Karen isn’t here to help complete it”. In this Japanese version it almost sounds like Richard doing those backing vocals himself.Makes me think what it would have sounded like if he and Karen had done all the background vocals.
Actually, I probably should have said 1964...I never heard any reference to the Beatles, but I did hear a definite Merseybeat vibe to the song. That 12 string guitar riff reminds me of Peter and Gordon, and by 1967 they were pretty much old hat.Don't you mean 1964? This song was a nod to the early Beatles.