7-99817 Owner of a Lonely Heart
Produced by Trevor Horn
Released on October 1983
UK CHART POSITION #28 . . .
US CHART POSITION #1 (charted Nov. 5, 1983 for 23 weeks)
Find it at GEMM
7-99817 w. picture sleeve  

T his herald for the “new” Yes has held up remarkably well over time. Trevor Horn’s production in particular proved prescient, anticipating the happy hybrid that technology and talent would yield. The single edit fades out a half-minute from the ending, shortly after Trevor Rabin’s guitar solo. On the promotional single, the elpee version is referred to as the “long version,” the single version as the “short version.” The official release featured “Our Song” on the flip side, the same version that would appear on 90125. It’s a great song (isn’t everything on that album when you look back at it?), with the rhythm section of Alan White and Chris Squire in top form. A dance mix of “Owner of a Lonely Heart” appeared on 12-inch releases, which I haven’t heard.

7-99817 promo single
7-99817 promo single
[high resolution scan]

TRACK LISTING

  1. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART    (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Trevor Horn)    3:50
  2. OUR SONG    (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Alan White)    4:18

    12-inch track listing
  3. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (SPECIAL RED & BLUE DANCE MIX)
  4. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (EDIT)
  5. OUR SONG

    US 7-inch promo track listing
  6. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (LONG VERSION)    (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Trevor Horn)    4:28
  7. OWNER OF A LONELY HEART (SHORT VERSION)    (Trevor Rabin/Jon Anderson/Chris Squire/Trevor Horn)    3:50

CREDITS

Garry Mouat @ Assorted Images -- package production

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK October 1983 WEA 7"/7SHAPIC B9817/P avail. as shaped picture disc
UK October 1983 WEA 12 B9817T see 12" track listing
US October 1983 Atco 7" 7-99817 picture sleeve
US 1983 Atco 7PRO 7-99817 feat. A long/short
US 1983 Atco 12 96976 see 12" track listing
BRA 1983 Atco 7" 10175 picture sleeve
CAN/FRA/GER/ITA October 1983 Atco 7" 79 98177  
GER 1983 Atco 12 79 69760 see 12" track listing
JPN 1983 Atco 7" P1813 picture sleeve

 

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