No... It was a full album and noted for it's stripped down production and lack of "arrangements". It primarily consisted of acoustic guitar, piano and drums.Today was the first time I heard that song.
Anyway i don´t understand how did he pay 600 dollars for one song if 8 years later, in Germany (1985) i did a demo in a studio, with a trio (never played before with those guys), recorded 3 songs and the price was 25 Marks. (about 10 dollars then, I think). The rate of the studio was 5 marks the hour. (5 x 5 hours=25), most of the time was invested in puting cables, etc.
Now, you havent answered me why was so expensive, because I undertand you were mentioning it because it was very expensive, right?
So, some things that occured to me were: the drummer had a problem to play the 1 on the rim in that 3/4
Or the 2 and 3 (again in the rim) on the bridge....anyway I thought that some one could iluminate me...
It tore the lid off the Nashville "country scene" and was a huge commercial success-because it was done completely outside the constraints of what was happening in Nashville at the time, and hit #1 on Billboard's Country Album chart for 1975.
That album, "The Red Headed Stranger" is credited by many artists for breaking free of the strict corporate "rules of the game" that had been holding back a lot of very talented artists who couldn't break through using normal channels...
Ironically, this example fits perfectly into this discussion of clicks and grids on a commercially successful album-"On March 11, 1976, it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and on November 21, 1986, it was certified double-platinum. " (Wikipedia)
Doubly ironic-it features scaled back production that the original post's Dusty Springfield example was panned for....