I have been trying for a while to find the digital versions of the songs I had in a very old tape of my childhood. Lately I found out the name and artist of another song in that tape: Song sung blue from Percy Faith and chorus.

The problem is, the version I have in the tape is roughly around 5 minutes and a half (impossible to tell for sure, because the playing speed of the tape players and recorders wasn't completely constant, it is the copy of a copy). All versions I found in internet are around 2:48 in length.

This shorter version is exactly the same until five seconds before the end, where it just slowly fades away. The longer version I have almost duplicates the length.

Anyone has any hints, where to search? The song was released in 1972 and the guy (Percy Faith) passed four years later, so there is not a lot of time he could have made another longer version. Release country is probably Spain.

Thanks for any hints!

The second half of the song is definitely the same song. It is the same melody but with some variations, that probably couldn't have been made by people at their homes around 1973. In fact when I hear the 2:48 length version, which is available everywhere (youtube) for free. The last five seconds is the fade out. The version I have doesn't fade out and continues playing.

  • While it isn't unusual for a longer album version of a song to be released as a shorter "Radio Edit" single, it looks like the album version was the same length as the versions you heard: discogs.com/Percy-Faith-His-Orchestra-And-Chorus-Day-By-Day/… Is the second half of the song the same as the first? If it's quite different, then could it possibly be two different songs run together? The next track on the album looks like it was a largely instrumental version of "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face." The two together make up just about 5m30s. Mar 15 '18 at 20:08
  • Another possibility: Is there any discontinuity at the 2:48 mark? Could the person who made the tape have liked it so much [he] recorded it twice in a row? Mar 15 '18 at 20:08
  • Song Sung Blue is a song written by Neil Diamond, covered by many other artists... are you sure you are looking for the Percy Faith's version, and not another artist?
    – Bebs
    Mar 19 '18 at 13:27
  • @Bebs: Yes the first 2:48 are identical
    – julodnik
    Mar 19 '18 at 14:53
  • So there is definitely no transition of any kind, the song just keeps going... rhythm and all? What about the other songs on the tape, are they from the same album?
    – Marc W
    Mar 25 '18 at 2:16

I have found this record: L'Orchestre Mer Bleu Plays Music From The Film Jonathan Livingston Seagull.


A1 Lonely Looking Sky
A2 Be
A3 Dear Father
A4 Anthem
A5 Skybird
B1 Sweet Caroline
Performer – Andy Williams
B2 Song Sung Blue
Performer – Percy Faith

B3 Play Me
Performer – Johnny Mathis
B4 Neil Diamond Medley
Performer – The Johnny Mann Singers
a Sweet Caroline
b Cracklin' Rose
c Holly Holy

It has the song, but I could not find the duration. Note that there are only 4 songs in the B side, including a medley, so maybe the songs are extended...?

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