(Michael Franks) Warner-Tamerlane Publ. Corp. / Mississippi Mud Music BMI 5:29
Original album mix:
– PASSAGE LP and all CDs of this title
– CARPENTERS-THE COMPLETE SINGLES
– JAPANESE SINGLE BOX
– SWEET MEMORY at last
Note: Though the mix on these discs are all from the same source, the mastering is somewhat different on both the old A&M CD of PASSAGE and the Japanese SWEET MEMORY. Both of those are just a little less muddy and a little brighter. It’s not a drastic change, but many fans hear the difference.
A bigger difference can be heard on the 45 single that was the b-side to “I Believe You” and on the vinyl version of PASSAGE. On the single, Karen’s vocals are centered but have reverb trails off to the right channel. Tom Scott’s sax has trailing reverb as well on the 45, but is more centered on the album version, while the backing vocals have a little more stereo separation on the vinyl album version than on the 45. Both of these vinyl tracks are brighter than anything on CD.