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.
Notes: ~ 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.