AM-2538 Drop The Pilot
Produced by Val Garay (track 2 by Steve Lillywhite)
Released on February 1983
UK CHART POSITION #11 . . . US CHART POSITION #78 (charted May 28, 1983 for 6 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
AM-2538 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

D rop the mahout indeed (an elephant driver for those of you without the Jumbo edition of Webster’s). “Drop The Pilot” was never one of my favorites from Joan. I found it too noisy and aggressive (the whole album, really), which would also apply to “Business Is Business,” a track from The Key sessions (presumably) that was finished but got locked out when The Key was made. It’s better than most nonalbum B sides if only because it clearly is a finished product. However, I wouldn’t make a full-time career of tracking this one down, as it’s no better than the filler that made The Key in the first place.

TRACK LISTING

  1. DROP THE PILOT    (Joan Armatrading)    3:44
  2. BUSINESS IS BUSINESS    (Joan Armatrading)    3:10

CREDITS

Jamie Morgan -- photography
Donna Muir -- painting

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK February 1983 A&M 7"/12 AMS/AMSX 8306 picture sleeve
US April 1983 A&M 7" AM-2538 picture sleeve
AUS'L 1983 A&M 7" K9019  
NET 1983 A&M 7" AMS 9259 picture sleeve

 

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