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The song was introduced on the album Winchester Cathedral by Geoff Stephens' group the New Vaudeville Band ; like that group's hit " Winchester Cathedral ", "There's a Kind of Hush" was conceived as a neo- British music hall number although it is a less overt example of that style. However an expedient cover Theres A Kind Of Hush - Various - California Dreamin Herman's Hermits was released in the US in February to reach the Top 30 of the Billboard Hot in three weeks and proceed to a peak of 4—affording the group their final US Top Ten hit—with Gold certification for US sales of one million units awarded that April.
The success of the Herman's Hermits version led to the release of the original New Vaudeville Band track as a single in some territories with both of these versions charting in Australia with peaks of No. The single's lack of comparative success indicated a drop in the Carpenters' popularity, it being the first lead single from a mainstream Carpenters' album to fall short of the Top 5 since " Ticket to Ride " from the group's debut album Offeringwhile the No.
Richard Carpenter explained in the liner notes to the Carpenters' best-of compilation, Goldthat although he and Karen Carpenter loved the song, he was not particularly pleased with how their remake turned out:. In hindsight, however, even though our version was a hit, I wish we'd never recorded it. Here are three reasons why: 1 The original was, and is, perfectly fine. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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