45 LON 9726 Go Now!
Produced by Alex Murray
Released on November 1964
UK CHART POSITION #1 . . . US CHART POSITION #10 (charted Feb. 20, 1965 for 14 weeks)
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45 LON 9726 wo. picture sleeve
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T his is the early, abortive Moody Blues, caught kneeling at the R&B altar shared by The Stones, et cetera. Surprisingly, “Go Now” (which doesn’t sound at all like the Stones really) topped the UK charts. In rich, glorious monophonic nothing it’s a little shrill to modern ears but still an undeniably catchy and, dare I say it, stirring number. They’ve even got chops; just listen to Graeme Edge’s drumming and Mike Pinder’s piano. The original B side was “It’s Easy Child,” which exists today on the expanded reissues of the band’s first elpee. In the US, listeners were treated with back-to-back hits (sort of), with their first single, “Lose Your Money,” on the flip. It’s more in line with The Stones’ brand of R&B, and features some fine harmonica playing from Ray Thomas and some lead guitar from Denny. (Error alert: the Dutch reissue of the Go Now elpee that I own lists Mike Pinder as the sole author of “Lose Your Money.”)

TRACK LISTING

  1. GO NOW!
  2. IT'S EASY CHILD

    US 7-inch single
  3. GO NOW!    (Banks/Bennett)    3:00
  4. LOSE YOUR MONEY    (Denny Laine/Mike Pinder)    2:00

    UK 7-inch Old Gold single reissue
  5. GO NOW
  6. I DON'T WANT TO GO ON WITHOUT YOU

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK November 1964 Decca 7" F.12202  
US February 1965 London 7" 45 LON 9726 w. label variations
AUS'L   Decca 7" Y-7202 see UK listing
CAN   London 7" L9726 see US listing
SAF   Decca 7" FM 7-7121 see UK listing
US   London 7" 5N-9726 w. label variations
UK September 1985 Old Gold 7" OG 9509  

 

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