This track, according to Bettis, was originally intended to be the A-side of the very first Carpenters single, "Ticket to Ride" - but it was later relegated to the B-side due to the "strength" of the other recording. "Your Wonderful Parade" was first recorded on four-track tape from the Carpenters' sessions at bassist Joe Osborn's garage; during production for Ticket to Ride, it was transferred to A&M's eight track machine. This enabled Richard's lead vocal to be re-recorded and allowed for a string section (added to the existing bass, drums, piano and backing vocals).
- Richard Carpenter -- lead vocals, keyboards
- Karen Carpenter -- backing vocals, drums
- Joe Osborn -- bass
- Vicki Bacon -- cello (demo)