1875 Junior's Farm/Sally G
Produced by Paul McCartney
Released on October 25, 1974
UK CHART POSITION #16 (A side) and #17 (B side, charted Dec. 24, 2974 for 8 weeks) . . . US CHART POSITION #3 (A: charted Nov. 9, 1974) and #39 (B: charted Feb. 22, 1975)
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1875 wo. picture sleeve
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T his became a “double” single when McCartney re-issued it with the A and B sides flipped, in order to give “Sally G” more exposure. Sally’s a favorite among Macca fans, and as Paul’s country songs number few it might be his most likeable cowboy act since “Rocky Raccoon.” I’ve always liked the original A side more. “Junior’s Farm” has a slightly subversive edge that stems from the treated vocals and guitars. In fact, you might make the case that this song anticipated the claustrophobic sound of power pop (or you simply might not care, which is probably the healthier response). Note that the original single simply lists the writing credits as McCartney; visiting the MPL Communications song bank (found at www.mplcommunications.com) reveals that the song was co-authored by Paul and Linda. I know, it’s only a matter of time before Paul starts working Linda’s name into the songwriting credits for “Penny Lane” et cetera, and I honestly don’t know what to make of it, but in the absence of other information I defer to the Source. Incidentally, this was the last record Paul issued on Apple.

TRACK LISTING

  1. JUNIOR'S FARM    (Paul McCartney/Linda McCartney)    4:20
  2. SALLY G    (Paul McCartney/Linda McCartney)    3:37

    US 7-inch promo single
  3. JUNIOR'S FARM (EDIT MONO)
  4. JUNIOR'S FARM (FULL-LENGTH STEREO)

CREDITS

GEOFF BRITTON --
DENNY LAINE --
LINDA McCARTNEY --
PAUL McCARTNEY --
JIMMY McCULLOCH --

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK October 25, 1974 Apple 7" R 5999  
US November 4, 1974 Apple 7" 1875  
US/CAN 1974 Apple 7PRO P-1875  
BEL 1974 Apple 7" 4C 006 05752 picture sleeve

 

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