Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft

1978-A Calling Occupants 45
(John Woloschuk; Terry Draper) Klatoons Welbeck Music Corp. ASCAP 7:07

A&M 1978 Single released: 9/9/77
Billboard #32, 10/8/77
b/w Can’t Smile Without You

Original album mix:
PASSAGE LP and all CDs of this title
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 2
ANTHOLOGY (89)
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS (UK)
REMINISCING
THE SINGLES 1974-1978
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (UK)

Original album mix, stereo reversed, slightly shorter:
O MELHOR DE CARPENTERS-ONLY YESTERDAY (BRZ)

Single edit: shortened to 4:12, eliminates DJ
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX

A mono single mix exists on a Canadian promo 45.

1989 remix: enhanced vocals with more reverb, punchier bass, slight phasing/flanging effect added at around 4:30 in the song, and the “All Hit Radio” jingle has more stereo separation.
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
40/40 (US)
ANTHOLOGY (97)
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 1
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
FROM THE TOP
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
INTERPRETATIONS (UK)
INTERPRETATIONS (US)
MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
ONLY YESTERDAY-THEIR GREATEST HITS
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)

SACD 5.1 surround mix:
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on surround layer

Chris May says:
Regarding the SACD surround mix: This one deserves an isolated listen, one speaker at a time! A fantastic remix. The Rhodes “tremolo” feature is panning back and forth in the rears and gives a very psychedelic effect. The drums are mixed very wide and separated, vibra-slap at 3:22 comes in at left rear, and repeats at 3:25 opposite left rear (right rear of course). Organ is mixed more fully (3:22 through 3:41), giving a very “Sci-fi” effect. Horns (at 3:50 through 4:03) are mixed in right rear, opposite hand-claps. Artificial vocal double effect again heard at 4:31, as with all previous remixes. Cymbal swells, chimes, flutes, horns etc. are mixed with again fantastic separation. Fuzz guitar solo dry and center. At 5:34, one should listen once again to the center channel only, as Richard begins in double-voice “aaah”, Karen comes in to follow, and the third set of “aaahs”, Karen is hear singing in her “head voice” quite powerfully, as this is normally blended in in previous recordings. This is probably the greatest remix orchestrally/musically on the whole SACD! I guess Rich saved the best for last!

Original promotional ad for this single and the “Passage” album:

Billboard Passage Ad Oct 8 977