Return Of The Los Palmas 7

12" Vinyl (45 RPM)

Stiff Records

BUYIT 108

United Kingdom

BACKGROUND

The 12″ single included a copy of the first edition of “The Nutty Boys” fan club comic. The demo version of “My Girl” is notable for being the first officially released Madness track to feature a lead vocal by Mike Barson and the live version of Swan Lake that was featured in the motion picture Dance Craze, released in 1981. The lead track The Return of the Los Palmas 7 song is mainly instrumental, except for some ad-libbing by Chas Smash at the beginning, the sound of “Waiter!” approximately 42 seconds into the track and “Good night!” at the very end. Dave Robinson, head of Stiff Records, was keen on Madness recording another instrumental track, especially after the success of “One Step Beyond…” The B-side, ‘That’s The Way To Do It‘, was Foreman’s tribute to his days as an “odd job man”, set to a cockney bar-room knees-up which doffed its flat cap to the bygone era of music hall.

RELEASE DETAILS

Territory: United Kingdom

Release Date: January 16, 1981
Format: 12" Vinyl (45 RPM)
Limited Edition: No

Label: Stiff Records

Catalogue Number: BUYIT 108

Manufactured: United Kingdom

Disc Colour: Black
Pressing: Original Pressing
Release Type: Official

CHART HISTORY

SINGLES

TRACK LISTING

DiscPositionTrackVersionDuration
1 A1 The Return of the Los Palmas 7 2:37
1 A2 My Girl (Demo) Vocals: Mike Barson 2:27
1 B1 That's The Way To Do It 2:54
1 B2 Swan Lake (Live) 2:37

MUSICANS

MusicanInstrumentRoleCredit
Mike Barson Vocals, Piano, Organ, Vibraphone, Marimba, Harmonica Band
Chris Foreman Guitar, Sitar, Slide Guitar Band
Lee Thompson Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone Band
Mark Bedford Bass Band
Daniel Woodgate Drums Band
Graham McPherson Vocals, Percussion Band
Cathal Smyth Trumpet Band

PRODUCTION CREDITS

RoleCreditedNotes
Producer Clive Langer
Producer Alan Winstanley

COPYRIGHT AND Licencing

OwnershipCompanyNotes
Copyright © Stiff Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ Stiff Records

Representation

RepresentationCompanyNotes
Record Label Stiff Records
Publisher Nutty Sounds Ltd.
Publisher Warner Chappell Music Ltd.
Recording Studio Eden Studios
Recording Studio Pathway Studios

References

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officialcharts.com Website

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