It’s Going To Take Some Time

1351-A Its Going To Take Some Time
(Carole King/Toni Stern) Screen Gems-Columbia Music, Inc. BMI/Colgems Music ASCAP 2:55

A&M 1351 Single released: 4/13/72
Billboard #12, 4/29/72
b/w Flat Baroque

Original album mix:
A SONG FOR YOU LP, Remastered Classic CD, and original A&M CD
– A&M GOLD SERIES VOL 2
A&M NEW GOLD SERIES VOL 1 (1990)
– CARPENTERS BEST VOL. 1
CARPENTERS COLLECTED
– THE CARPENTERS COLLECTION (THEIR GREATEST HITS)
CARPENTERS COLLECTION (Time-Life)
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
CLASSICS VOL 2 and YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (85)
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
THE NATION’S FAVOURITE CARPENTERS SONGS (UK)
REMINISCING
THE SINGLES 1969-1973 (all versions)
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (NL)

The mono promo single is a folddown of this mix.

Original album mix, reversed:
– O MELHOR DE CARPENTERS – ONLY YESTERDAY

1989 remix: stereo piano, heavier bass and reverb added
A SONG FOR YOU (MFSL) and the COMPACT DISC COLLECTION version
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
A&M GOLD SERIES (1991) and STARTRAX (AUS)
GOLD (JP)
GOLD (UK)
GOLD (US)
– MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
THE SINGLES 1969-1981
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on SACD stereo layer and CD Audio layer
SWEET MEMORY by and by
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)
TWENTY TWO HITS OF THE CARPENTERS
ULTIMATE COLLECTION (UK)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (98)
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE (NL)

2004 SACD 5.1 surround mix:
THE SINGLES 1969-1981 SACD on surround layer

Quad remix:
A SONG FOR YOU Quad 8-track
THE SINGLES 1969-1973 Quad LP and 8-track

Chris May says:
Just a note regarding “It’s Going To Take Some Time” – The original is an acoustic piano mixed opposite the Wurlitzer electric, giving it that classic “Carpenters” keyboard sound. In the 80’s, Richard really got into the Kurzweil line, and also decided to replace a lot of the keyboard tracks on earlier Carpenters tunes with the Yamaha “DX-7” sound, or layered versions thereof. This is what he did with “IGTTST”, giving it that digital electric piano sound (BAD choice IMHO) in place of the two keys that were originally there. Another thing he added on quite a few of the remixes was add in a warm pad. It’s blended in very well with the strings, etc but definitely there on most of the remixes of various singles…
Regarding the SACD surround mix: This one sounds like a work-lead all the way throughout. The ‘Karen’ we are hearing here in some respects almost sounds like the Karen we first heard during the “OFFERING”/”TICKET” days. The instrumentation is the more “updated” sound we’ve been hearing in recent years, with the DX-7 type keyboard, as opposed to the original acoustic piano mixed opposite the Wurlitzer electric. Again, some great separation going on here.