|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 )
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