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Official Review [Single]: 14. "I WON'T LAST A DAY WITHOUT YOU"/"ONE LOVE" (1521-S)

Which side is your favorite?

  • Side A: "I Won't Last A Day Without You"

    Votes: 39 79.6%
  • Side B: "One Love"

    Votes: 10 20.4%

  • Total voters
    49

Jarred

Active Member
However, does anyone else find the remix of One Love annoying? I bought it a few years back and something in the background a "ticking" or whatever drove me nuts. It's so small but it stood out sorely. Am I nuts? Haha I find no real fault in the original's arrangement (some tracks def benefitted from one) and it doesn't include this addition(?).
 

Harry

Charter A&M Corner Member
Staff member
Moderator
The percussive "ticking" was always there. It was brought forward more in the 1994 remix.
 

newvillefan

I Know My First Name Is Stephen
However, does anyone else find the remix of One Love annoying? I bought it a few years back and something in the background a "ticking" or whatever drove me nuts. It's so small but it stood out sorely.
That’s the hi-hat on the drums being struck by a drumstick.
 

Jarred

Active Member
The percussive "ticking" was always there. It was brought forward more in the 1994 remix.
Oh okay, that makes sense, it just sounded better when more mixed/subdued, despite being seemingly somewhat not as crucial to the feel of the song.
 

Carpe diem

Well-Known Member
In case anyone has not heard it, One Love, MYOKOM TV 1971,
where the piano interlude is just a bit different from the recorded version.
I love it, it is a beauty (go to: 1:57 for that piano):
Nice post and observation! It makes you wonder why they just didn't do the whole bit "live". Richard is a world-class piano player/arranger. His ability to insert these wonderful moments into songs is uncanny.
 

Jarred

Active Member
I always wondered why during all this lip syncing (I don't mind, really, as its a joy just to see the footage of Karen miming) they included this live bit.
 

A&M Retro

Well-Known Member
Thanks for posting this clip. I’ve always liked that extra piano. Richard was already tinkering with completed tracks! It’s in his blood.

And Karen’s dress reminds me of a Christmas tree, courtesy of ‘Little House On The Prairie’.

Ah, the ‘70s.
 
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