SO-409 I Shot The Sheriff
Produced by Tom Dowd
Released on July 1974
UK CHART POSITION #9 (RE-CHARTED #62 in 1982) . . . US CHART POSITION #1
(charted July 13, 1974 for 14 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (9/19/74)
Find it at GEMM
SO-409 wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

C lapton’s cover of Bob Marley’s “I Shot The Sheriff” went to #1 with a bullet. Never cared for it myself, but what do I know. The single runs at three and a half minutes, which is a minute shorter than the track time on Time Pieces so this may be a single edit. The original B side, “Give Me Strength,” is a fine number from 461 Ocean Boulevard that suggests some of the spiritual country music that Eric and George Harrison made together. “I Shot The Sheriff” has since appeared on different “back-to-back hit” singles. For more on the song, visit Songfacts.

TRACK LISTING

  1. I SHOT THE SHERIFF    (Bob Marley)    3:30
  2. GIVE ME STRENGTH    (Eric Clapton)    2:51

    UK 1982 RSO 7-inch reissue (RSO 88)
  3. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
  4. COCAINE

    US RSO 7-inch reissue (RS 8002)
  5. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
  6. LET IT GROW

    Old Gold 7-inch reissue
  7. I SHOT THE SHERIFF
  8. KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/GER/NET July 1974 RSO 7" 2090 132 picture sleeve
US/CAN July 1974 RSO 7" SO-409  
US 1974 RSO 7PRO 409 feat. A mono on flip
JPN   RSO 7" DW-1081 picture sleeve
UK March 1982 RSO 7" RSO 88 see listing above
US   RSO 7" RS 8002 see listing above
UK March 1986 Old Gold 7" 9586 see listing above
FRA 1990 Polydor 7" 8770 287 picture sleeve, see RS 8002 listing

 

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