An analysis of the edits on the Calling Occupants 45 RPM single.

On the full length version, we hear the needle being placed 
on the record at 0:47 and the music starts at 0:49.

[0:57] In your mind you have capacities you know
To telepath messages through the vast unknown
[1:10] Please [1:11] close your eyes and concentrate
With every thought you think
Upon the recitation we're about to sing

[1:29] Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

[reverse echo]
[1:45] Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

[2:09] You've been observing our earth
And we'd like to make a contact with you

[2:26] We are your friends

[drums 2:33]
[2:35] Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants and interplanetary ultra-emissaries

[guitar 2:50]
[2:51] We've been observing your earth
And one night we'll make a contact with you

[3:09] We are your friends

[3:15] Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, quite extraordinary craft

[piano 3:25]
[3:36] Please come in peace we beseech you
Only a landing will teach them
Our earth may never survive
So do come we beg you
Please interstellar policemen
Won't you give us a sign
Give us a sign that we've reached you
[guitar walks down the scale at 4:14]

[guitar 4:28]
[4:29] With your mind you have ability to form
And transmit thought energy far beyond the norm
[4:43] You [4:44] close your eyes
You concentrate
Together that's the way
To send the message
We declare World Contact Day
[synth solo 5:01]

[guitar 5:24]
[5:25] Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary craft
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft

[5:47] Ahhh

[guitar 6:09] 
[6:10] Calling occupants
Calling occupants
Calling occupants
Calling occupants
Calling occupants of interplanetary, most extraordinary craft


On the 45, the flow of the song is as follows:
1- 0:49 to 1:10 - ends AFTER the word "please"
2- 4:44 to 5:01 - starts with the word "close"
3- 1:45 to 2:26 - does not include the reverse echo
4- 3:08 to 4:28
5- 5:24 to 6:09 - fades out on the AAAAHHHHs - finished before reaching 6:09


An acetate given to Rupert Perry and to Frank Davies in November of 1976 
shows an alternate edit was also considered.  This alternate edit has the 
following flow to it:
1- 0:49 to 1:44
2- 1:45 to 2:26
3- 3:08 to 5:02
4- 5:25 to 5:53 - fades on Calling Occupants... Almost completely faded out 
by the first AAAAHHHH
[note: the acetate runs slightly fast compared to the album (1.029158921933 
times faster) but the tempo and pitch of the released 45 match the album/cd.]
copyright 2000 - Dave Bradley