2193-S Take The Long Way Home
Produced by Supertramp and Peter Henderson
Released on October 6, 1979
US CHART POSITION #10 (charted Oct. 13, 1979 for 15 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
2193-S wo. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

A ppearing in mid-album, “Take The Long Way Home” served as Breakfast’s mid-life assessment. I couldn’t tell you whether the song is autobiographical, but it’s written from the perspective of a rock and roll star whose real life is falling apart. Very Kinksian in its self-effacing presentation of the rock & roll star (shades of Soap Opera). The promo (which I own) features an edited version where about a half-minute each is shaved from the intro and outro, plus the original long version. Despite the missing minute, the edited version doesn’t lose a thing except unnecessary weight. “Rudy” is a disco epic that dates back from Crime of the Century.

2193-S promo single
2193-S promo single

TRACK LISTING

    UK 7-inch single
  1. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME
  2. FROM NOW ON

    US 7-inch promo
  3. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (EDITED VERSION)    (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)    4:03
  4. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (LONG VERSION)    (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)    5:02

    US/CAN/FRA 7-inch single
  5. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME    (Rick Davies/Roger Hodgson)    5:02
  6. RUDY    (Roger Hodgson/Rick Davies)    5:40

    US 7-inch single reissue
  7. TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME (EDIT)
  8. IT'S RAINING AGAIN

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK October 6, 1979 A&M 7" AMS 7560 picture sleeve
US/CAN October 13, 1979 A&M 7" 2193-S  
US 1979 A&M 7PRO 2193-S  
FRA 1979 A&M 7" AMS 7646 picture sleeve
US   A&M 7" 8707 see US reissue listing

 

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