Friday, 13 August 2021

Susan Raye - Calgary International Airport (1977)

Well, here's a fun one to kick off the weekend. It seems that when the Calgary International Airport opened its newly upgraded passenger terminal in 1977, CFAC commissioned American country singer Susan Raye to re-record her hit, "LA International Airport." We're assuming that they got a bit of a bargain on this, as the song was originally a hit six years earlier - but we're not judging. That much. This single-sided 7" is pretty neat (although juxtaposing the lyrics from LA to Calgary does seem to take away from the sexiness of the original), but the picture of the terminal on the back cover is what's really got us fascinated - and longing for the days when we didn't have to show up at the airport 90 minutes in advance to clear security and customs.

Let's fly away!

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