Maybe It’s You

1322-B Maybe Its You
(Richard Carpenter, John Bettis) Irving Music, Inc. ASCAP 3:04

Original album mix: Regarding the “lucky penny line”, Richard wrote, In 1970, we punched in and got ‘maybe it’s just that I have never been the kind who can pass a lucky penny by’, as we weren’t happy especially with that line on the master lead. The trouble was, it was recorded on a different day and the sound didn’t quite match even though the EQ, mic, studio, engineer – and singer – were the same.” 
CLOSE TO YOU and all CDs of this album
CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
JAPANESE SINGLE BOX

1987 remix: replaced acoustic piano with the EP setting on a DX-7. This version continues to use the flown-in vocal for the “lucky penny” line.
– A&M COMPOSERS SERIES VOL 2 (RICHARD CARPENTER-JOHN BETTIS)
TREASURES (JP)

1990 remix: returned to acoustic piano, and the line about “a lucky penny” is now the original lead vocal. Richard explained it:  When remixed the second time, we went back to the original.”
– 20/20 BEST OF BEST SELECTION
20th CENTURY MASTERS MILLENNIUM COLLECTION
– 40/40 BEST SELECTION (JP)
– 40/40 (US)
CARPENTERS PERFORM CARPENTER
– ESSENTIAL COLLECTION
GOLD (US)
MAGICAL MEMORIES OF THE CARPENTERS
SWEET MEMORY by and by
THEIR GREATEST HITS AND FINEST PERFORMANCES (Readers Digest)

1990 remix with clean open:
FROM THE TOP
– REFLECTIONS – SWEET SWEET SMILE – THE BEST OF THE CARPENTERS

Quad mix:
CLOSE TO YOU quad 8-track