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Official Review [Single]: 26. "I BELIEVE YOU"/"B'WANA SHE NO HOME" (2097-S)

Discussion in 'A Song For You: The Carpenters Forum' started by Chris May, Jan 27, 2018.

Which side is your favorite?

  1. Side A: "I Believe You"

    10 vote(s)
  2. Side B: "B'wana She No Home"

    29 vote(s)
  1. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    I do not play I Believe You
    very often.
    However, I do love that drum break and the congas....
    Now, if only the mix/arrangement were beefier, I'd be sold.....
    Now, if only the "background harmony" did not sound "off" to my ears, I'd be sold....
  2. GaryAlan

    GaryAlan Well-Known Member

    In the Reader's Digest Liner notes, Karen comments on this song, I Believe You:
    "The average Carpenters' chord is tight harmony--four parts.
    On I Believe You or Close To You, it's four. We sing it, then triple each one."

    Now--why is it--to my ears--that the 'harmony' parts on I Believe You
    sound so different than they sound in the song Close To You ?

    Also, does anyone else hear how similar these songs sound--for instance,
    in terms of rhythm, length of instrumental introduction, the manner in which Karen enunciates "you".....
    Was this intentional ? That is, in trying to make the later stay as close to the earlier 'hit' as possible ?
  3. ThaFunkyFakeTation

    ThaFunkyFakeTation Ah am so steel een luv weeth yoo

    To quote Richard, “B’WANA!”


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