RS 886 Lay Down Sally
Produced by Glyn Johns
Released on December 1977
UK CHART POSITION #39 . . . US CHART POSITION #3 (charted Jan. 7, 1978 for 23 weeks) . . . GOLD RECORD (4/17/78)
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RS 886 wo. picture sleeve
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I f you’re not hooked by the opening riff, you’ve got more willpower than me. There’s an offhand genius to Clapton’s performance on “Lay Down Sally” that seems to embody the yin and yang of this enigmatic artist. The US and UK singles used different B sides: “Next Time You See Her” in the US and “Cocaine” in the UK. “Next Time You See Her” is strictly B material; I still don’t know why you’d tell “the other man” to carry a message for you and threaten to kill him at the same time. I’ve tried this with FedEx, and it just doesn’t work. (Only kidding.) There’s a little more on the song available at Songfacts.

TRACK LISTING

    UK 7-inch single
  1. LAY DOWN SALLY
  2. COCAINE

    US 7-inch single
  3. LAY DOWN SALLY    (Eric Clapton/Marcy Levy/George Terry)    3:20
  4. NEXT TIME YOU SEE HER    (Eric Clapton)    3:58

    US 7-inch single reissue
  5. LAY DOWN SALLY
  6. WONDERFUL TONIGHT

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
WW December 1977 RSO 7" 2090 264 picture sleeve
US/CAN December 1977 RSO 7" RS 886  
US 1977 RSO 7PRO RS 886 feat. A mono on flip
US   RSO 7" RS 8020 see 7" reissue listing

 

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