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):
Hey Gary, nice find. Was IWLADWY originally the A side, then reissued as the b side? Your post left me wondering if that was the case? Interesting if so. It would be nice to find it reverse from the copy on EBay if so.
Does anyone prefer the 2000 version the most with the most gorgeous piano coda?
I love that piano outro - but only in the context of SINGLES 1969-1983, where it first appeared. Richard added that coda to the song as a nifty way to bring the key down to the key of "(They Long To Be) Close To You". The final note of that coda is the exact note which "Close To You" begins, so it was clearly made to be used in that regard on that compilation.
That coda also appeared one other place - THE NATION'S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS in the UK. The descending of the keys really goes nowhere as the next song is "Jambalaya", rendering the intended key change of the coda useless.
Thanks for that, Ed! Yes, I’ve listened to the Silk version a few times and like it. The lead singer had a good voice and it’s a nice arrangement, actually. It does draw strongly on Richard Carpenter’s arrangement but has some interesting differences.Here's the Silk version referenced above:
It's not bad. Sonically, it's a mess because of the 45 sound source but the production is decent. I like that it ends on a 7 chord too. It makes the sadness linger.