6617 White Room
Produced by Felix Pappalardi
Released on September 1968
US CHART POSITION #6 (charted Oct. 5, 1968 for 11 weeks) . . . UK CHART POSITION #28 . . . ROLLING STONE TOP 500 SONGS: #367
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6617 wo. picture sleeve  

G reat song, although I’ve always had a softer spot for The Stranglers’ version. This “White Room” is edited down from the elpee version; as far as I can tell, they cut out the verses that followed the first bridge, used the second bridge instead and kept the ending the same (Clapton’s fade-out solo). Since the lyrics didn’t make a whole lot of sense to folks anyway, no harm done. The B side remains untouched from the elpee, a winning number by Ginger Baker that features tubular bells and references to Atlantis. Ah, those were the days indeed. In 1995, a CD single was issued in Japan to coincide with the use of "White Room" in a Nissan television ad. Apparently, Atlantis isn't all we've lost.

TRACK LISTING

  1. WHITE ROOM    (Jack Bruce/Pete Brown)    3:04
  2. THOSE WERE THE DAYS    (Ginger Baker/Mike Taylor)    2:52

    Old Gold track listing
  3. WHITE ROOM
  4. BADGE

    CD single track listing
  5. WHITE ROOM
  6. SUNSHINE OF YOUR LOVE

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US September 1968 Atco 7" 6617  
UK 1968 Polydor 7" 56300  
AUS'L   Polydor 7" NH59148  
CAN 1968 Polydor 7" 541.016  
GER   Polydor 7" 59235 picture sleeve
JPN 1968 Polydor 7" DP-1601 picture sleeve
NZ   Polydor 7" PD9452 picture sleeve
JPN 1976? RSO 7" 7DW008 picture sleeve
UK 1984 Old Gold 7"   see Old Gold listing
JPN 1995 Polydor CDS PODP-1116 see CDS listing

 

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