29571-7 Don't Cry
Produced by Mike Stone
Released on July 1983
UK CHART POSITION #33 . . .
US CHART POSITION #10 (charted July 30, 1983 for 13 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
29571-7 picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

O h for cryin’ out loud this is terrible. Any trace of humanity was removed from the original recipe, and what remained was either a military love march or the most mechanical consolation this side of the HAL9000. (Open the pod bay doors, Hal, so I can chuck this sucker into space.) The B side was a nonalbum track only available on the two cassette versions of Alpha. Two versions, you say? Well, yeah, apparently Alpha was released as a regular cassette (M5G 4008) and as a ‘6x12’ cassette (M9G 4008). Honestly, I have no idea what a 6x12 cassette is. Anyway, “Daylight” is actually the better track: kind of like “Sole Survivor” if ELO had written it. UK and US singles vary and include shaped picture disc releases.

GGEF 0484 wo. picture sleeve
GGEF 0484 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]

TRACK LISTING

    US/AUS'L/JPN 7-inch single
  1. DON'T CRY    (John Wetton/Geoff Downes)    3:25
  2. DAYLIGHT    (John Wetton/Geoff Downes)    3:50

    UK/GER/NET 7-inch single
  3. DON'T CRY
  4. TRUE COLORS

    12-inch single
  5. DON'T CRY
  6. DAYLIGHT
  7. TRUE COLORS

    Back To Back Hits reissue
  8. DON'T CRY    (John Wetton/Geoff Downes)    3:25
  9. THE SMILE HAS LEFT YOUR EYES    (John Wetton)    3:13

CREDITS

Mike Stone and Paul Northfield -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US July 1983 Geffen 7" 29571 picture sleeve
UK August 1983 Geffen 7"/7SHAPIC/12 A/WA/TA 3580 picture sleeve, avail. as shaped disc
AUS'L 1983 Geffen 7" GEF29571  
GER/NET 1983 Geffen 7"/12 A/A12 3580 picture sleeve
JPN 1983 Geffen 7" 07SP-710 picture sleeve
US   Geffen 7" GGEF 0484 Back To Back Hits reissue

 

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