Calling Occupants of Interplanetary Craft

1978

Released September 9, 1977, this may be the craziest song that the Carpenters recorded.  This single peaked on November 26, 1977 at #32. 
 
The top three singles of that week were:  #3 "How Deep is Your Love" by the Bee Gees, #2 "Don't it Make My Brown Eyes Blue" by Crystal Gayle and at #1 "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone.  It is interesting to me that these top three songs almost sound as if they could have been recorded by the Carpenters earlier in their career. This song also only made it to #18 on the Adult Contemporary chart.  
 
While the album version had "DJ" banter at the beginning of the song, the single version simply started right where the music began.   The album version is over seven minutes long and the single version is almost four.
The b side of the record is a re-recorded version of "Can't Smile Without You" from "A Kind of Hush" album.  New lyrics were used and some instruments added.
Richard was nominated for a Grammy for his orchestration on this recording.  He did not win.
Not necessarily a song that I listen to often.  
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