DRC49725 All Those Years Ago
Produced by George Harrison & Ray Cooper
Released on May 11, 1981
UK CHART POSITION #13 . . . US CHART POSITION #2 (charted May 23, 1981 for 16 weeks)
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DRC49725 w. company sleeve
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F ive months after John Lennon passed away, George released this tribute to his former bandmate with the help of Paul, Ringo and Linda. While John deserved a better song, this catchy little number at least didn’t tap the pathos of mourning, instead opting to remember John’s good deeds “all those years ago.” The flip side, “Writing’s on the Wall,” addresses the sense of mortality George felt following John’s death. In an interesting sidenote, George originally offered the A side to Ringo, who passed. A version of this single with “Teardrops” (which had served as Somewhere In England’s second single) as the B side was released at the end of 1981.

TRACK LISTING

  1. ALL THOSE YEARS AGO    (George Harrison)    3:42
  2. WRITING'S ON THE WALL    (George Harrison)    3:54

    US re-release (ID #GDRC0410)
  3. ALL THOSE YEARS AGO    (George Harrison)    3:42
  4. TEARDROPS

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK May 15, 1981 Dark Horse 7" K17807 picture sleeve
US/CAN/NZ May 11, 1981 Dark Horse 7" DRC49725 picture sleeve
US November 4, 1981 Dark Horse 7" GDRC0410  
BEL/FRA/NET 1981 Warner Bros. 7" WB17807 unique picture sleeve
GER 1981 Dark Horse 7" DH 17807  
JPN 1981 Dark Horse 7PRO PS-1013 feat. A only
US 1981 Dark Horse 12PRO PRO-A-949 feat. A only

 

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