K 11184 Don't Kill The Whale
Produced by Arranged & Produced by Yes
Released on September 1978
UK CHART POSITION #36
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K 11184 wo. picture sleeve
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O ne whale worth hunting for the nonalbum B side “Abalene." (I've seen it spelled different ways, but I'm going off the copy I own.) Written by Steve Howe, “Abalene” would have felt at home on Beginnings, sort of like a relaxed cousin to “Australia.” Of course, they’ve probably slipped this onto the expanded remaster of Tormato by now, so problem solved. The single version of “Don’t Kill The Whale” cuts off about a half minute of the ending from the elpee version but is otherwise identical. In the US, the soaring “Release, Release” was selected as the B side.

TRACK LISTING

    UK/JPN 7-inch single
  1. DON'T KILL THE WHALE    (Jon Anderson/Chris Squire)    3:23
  2. ABALENE    (Steve Howe)    3:56

    US 7-inch single
  3. DON'T KILL THE WHALE
  4. RELEASE, RELEASE

CREDITS

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK September 1978 Atlantic 7" K 11184  
US 1978 Atlantic 7" 3534  
CAN 1978 Atlantic 7PRO AT 3534 promo copy, see US listing
JPN 1978 Atlantic 7" P-334A picture sleeve

 

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