|Hold On Tight|
|Produced by Jeff Lynne|
|Released on July 1981|
|UK CHART POSITION #4 . . . US CHART POSITION #10 (charted July 25, 1981 for 19 weeks)|
|Find it at GEMM|
|ZS5 02408 wo. picture sleeve|
S elected as the advance single from Time, “Hold On Tight” cloyed my ears with its sugary revival of rockabilly, but the paying public apparently couldn’t get enough of the sweet stuff, sending it up the charts. If that wasn’t annoying enough, Lynne revives the first stanza in French. Est-ce que c’est une bonne idee? Pas en vos reves. The flip side was a nonalbum track, “When Time Stood Still,” that makes the single a slight collectible. I say “slight” because it’s not a great track, kind of a second-rate “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds.” It was also later made available on the triple-disc compilation Afterglow. A promotional 12-inch released in the US apparently includes a “Pre-Release Montage” (whatever that means) on the flip side.
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|REGION||RELEASE DATE||LABEL||MEDIA||ID NUMBER||FEATURES|
|EUR||July 1981||Jet||7"||7011||picture sleeve|
|US||July 1981||Jet||7"||ZS5 02408|
|JPN||1981||Jet||7"||07SP 560||picture sleeve|
|US||1981||Jet||12PRO||1252||promo w. different tracks|
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