|Note: At least two separate 'takes' were recorded for "It's Impossible" on the 5th and 6th of May, 1970, but it's not known which one was released as the original single and included within the album. The original release was included in the 1976 compilation "A Legendary Performer" and within the album notes Perry makes reference to having recorded the song twice. The alternate take of this recording was inadvertently included within the 1992 compact disc release of this album.|
|This 1970 hit was Perry's first big
success since 1958, when he struck gold with 'Catch a Falling Star'.
Somehow, he had managed to survive the change in musical style of the 1960s
and made a 'comeback' with a new hit. The melody was by one of Mexico's most
prolific and melodic songwriters ( and performers ), Armando Manzanero. Sid
Wayne, who composed such hits as 'See You in September' and 'The
Language of Love', wrote the lyrics. 'It's Impossible' helped to
bring pretty melodies back into rock-heavy popular music and is well on the
way to becoming Perry's 14th Gold Record.
( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )
|Note: The opening Overture ( Como Medley
) includes: Till the End of Time / Round and Round / Catch a Falling Star /
Prisoner of Love / Temptation / Hot Diggity / It's Impossible arranged and
conducted by Nick Perito
"It's Impossible" was written by Sid Wayne and Armando Manzanero and popularized by Perry Como in 1970. His recording ( RCA 74-0387 ) reached #10 on Billboard's Hot 100 and number one on the Easy-Listening chart. Sales easily exceeded one million copies. The original title of the song was "Somos Novios." Armando Manzanero was the first Mexican RCA recording artist to sell over a million dollars worth of records. Another composition of Manzanero, "Yesterday I Heard the Rain," was recorded by Perry and included in the 1971 album "I Think of You" LSP-4539, immediately following.
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