AE7 1206 Everything Works If You Let It
Produced by George Martin
Released on May 1980
US CHART POSITION #44 (charted May 24, 1980 for 10 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
AE7 1206 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

E very good discography should include at least one nonalbum token to the gods of celluloid. Cheap Trick has a few to their credit (“I Must Be Dreamin’,” “Up The Creek”) and this is the first. Appearing in the film Roadie, “Everything Works If You Let It” dates from the All Shook Up sessions and has beatley bait in its hooks (no wonder with George Martin producing). I don’t recall hearing this song on the radio, but I don’t recall “Roadie” being in theaters for very long either. While it’s not a bad song, “Everything Works If You Let It” marks the beginning of the post-Werman product, when Cheap Trick poured an amalgam of hard rock and cutie pie pop into ready-made templates fashioned by a string of celebrity producers. Somewhere in the bargain they lost the menace that made their earlier work so beguiling. Also, while I’m whining, Robin Zander’s voice is weak on this track and Bun’s drums sound claustrophobic.

TRACK LISTING

    US/CAN 7-inch single
  1. EVERYTHING WORKS IF YOU LET IT    (Rick Nielsen)    3:06
  2. WAY OF THE WORLD

    US 10-inch promotional single
  3. EVERYTHING WORKS IF YOU LET IT    3:26
  4. EVERYTHING WORKS IF YOU LET IT    3:06

    UK 7-inch single
  5. EVERYTHING WORKS IF YOU LET IT
  6. HEAVEN TONIGHT

CREDITS

Geoff Emerick -- engineer

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US May 1980 Epic 7" 50887 picture sleeve
US 1980 Epic 7PRO AE7 1260 feat. A on both sides
US 1980 Epic 10PRO AS790  
UK 1980 Epic 7" EPC8755  
CAN 1980 Epic 7" 9-50887  

 

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