The Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

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The Carpenters - Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

Karen Carpenter had one of the best voices in music.

The idea for this track was suggested by an actual event that is described in "The Flying Saucer Reader", a book by Jay David published in 1967.

In March 1953 an organization known as the "International Flying Saucer Bureau" sent a bulletin to all its members urging them to participate in an experiment termed "World Contact Day" whereby, at a predetermined date and time, they would attempt to collectively send out a telepathic message to visitors from outer space.

The message began with the words..."Calling occupants of interplanetary craft!"

The initial recording took place on March 13, 1975 and consisted of grand piano, mellotron and drums which were recorded live off the floor with producer Terry Brown engineering.

The footsteps heard at the beginning of this track were recorded on July 1, 1975 using a mobile recording facility. Back at the studio this live action recording was combined with various nature sounds collected from sound effects records.

The final element was to record the sound of a scratched mastering disc as it rotated on a turntable. The entire introduction was then mixed and dubbed into the 24-track master recording.

(I like the line in the beginning that goes "we'd like to make a contact with you .... maybe...)"



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By netchicken: posted on 18-4-2007








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