SnowbirdPerry Como ~ Mr. Saturday Night!

Words and Music by Gene MacLellan, 1970 
Beechwood Music Corp. BMI
Arranged Don Costa and Conducted by Nick Perito
Produced by Don Costa Productions, Inc.
Recorded at the International Hotel, Las Vegas
Recording Engineer: Mickey Crofford
Recording Time 3:07
Recorded November 23, 1970   ~  Matrix No.  ZPA5-9160 Take 1 +
UK Single release: RCA 2432 ( August 1973 )
Single Flip Side: "Walk Right Back"
Netherlands Single release: RCA 74-16082
Single Flip Side: "I Think of You"
Album issue: RCA-LP12 "It's Impossible" LSP-4473 STEREO DECEMBER 1970
Album issue: RCA-45RPM EP "Somos Novios" MKE-1352 MEXICO STEREO 1971
Album Re- issue: RCA-LP12 "It's Impossible" AYL1-3804 STEREO 1975
It's Impossible ~ December 1970Somos Novios - Mexican EP 1971It's Impossible ~ Re-issue 1975 Best Buy SeriesNetherlands Single release - Snowbird
This Snowbird flew to us from Canada, where its composer Gene MacLellan, and its original hit singer, Anne Murray, come from. To achieve such unique songs as this one, or Put Your Hand in the Hand, MacLellan says 'I start out with the sound in my head. Developing the melody is the easy part, in my case'. That accounts for the strong and unforgettable melody of MacLellan's music, most notably in Snowbird.

( notes from "The Incomparable Como" Readers Digest UK compilation 1975 )

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