8-50680 I Want You To Want Me (Live)
Produced by Cheap Trick
Released on April 1979
US CHART POSITION #7 (charted April 28, 1979 for 19 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (8/13/79) . . . UK CHART POSITION #29
Find it at GEMM
8-50680 w. company sleeve
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T his gold-selling single, featuring two songs from the triple-platinum Live at Budokan, helped put Cheap Trick on the US map. Personally I prefer the original studio version of “I Want You to Want Me” from In Color, but this live version will do in a pinch (it’s simply too good a song to hold down in any incarnation). And my apologies to Judas Priest - apparently, Japanese fans do sound like seagulls fighting for a clam. (And I apologize to Japanese fans if it seems I’m suggesting there’s such a thing as a good-sounding crowd in any country.) The B side, “Clock Strikes Ten,” remains a concert staple to this day, and also originally appeared on In Color. This song actually benefits from a live reading, since it’s way cooler to hear them say “Imagine what we’re doing tonight, etc.” on stage.

TRACK LISTING

  1. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME (LIVE)    (Rick Nielsen)    3:38
  2. CLOCK STRIKES TEN (LIVE)    (Rick Nielsen)    4:11

    UK 7-inch promo single
  3. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME (LIVE)
  4. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME (STUDIO)

    Hall of Fame 7-inch reissue
  5. I WANT YOU TO WANT ME (LIVE)
  6. AIN'T THAT A SHAME (LIVE)

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN April 1979 Epic 7" 8-50680 picture sleeve
UK May 1979 Epic 7"/7YEL SEPC 7258 avail. in yellow vinyl
UK 1979 Epic 7PRO SEPC 7258ADJ  
AUS'L/NZ 1979 Epic 7" ES350  
US   Columbia Hall of Fame 7" 15-2390  
CAN   Columbia Hall of Fame 7" E41056  

 

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