E-45085 New Kid In Town
Produced by Bill Szymczyk
Released on December 1976
US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Dec. 18, 1976 for 15 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (3/21/77) . . . UK CHART POSITION #20
Find it at GEMM
E-45085 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

I know people who love the Eagles and I know people who love Steely Dan and they’re not the same people. Maybe it’s the way the bands were marketed. Steely Dan: peddling Beat prose, poetry and soft porn. Eagles: electric urban cowboys in designer jeans. East Coast intellectualism versus West Coast wisdom. But the difference between their music is marginal. Take “New Kid In Town” for example: a meticulous, self-contained story that deals with the transitory nature of being at the top. Strip away some of Dan’s veneer, and you could be listening to “Razor Boy” or “Haitian Divorce.” Just a personal observation, mind you, and not the sort of thing meant to rankle Steely Dan fans. Note that the single version runs fifteen seconds shorter than the 5:04 elpee version; just enough time to squeeze in one more radio commercial.

TRACK LISTING

  1. NEW KID IN TOWN
  2. VICTIM OF LOVE

    Asylum Spun Gold 7-inch single
  3. HOTEL CALIFORNIA    (Don Felder/Don Henley/Glenn Frey)    6:08
  4. NEW KID IN TOWN    (John David Souther/Don Henley/Glenn Frey)   4:49

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US/CAN December 1976 Asylum 7" E-45373  
UK January 1977 Asylum 7" K13069  
NET 1976 Asylum 7" AS13069 picture sleeve
SPA 1976 Hispavox 7" 451438 picture sleeve
US   Asylum Spun Gold 7" E-45085  

 

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