Return Of The Los Palmas 7

7" Vinyl (45 RPM)

Stiff Records

BUY 108

United Kingdom

BACKGROUND

Although the original release featured the comic sleeve on January 16, 1981, Stiff Records quickly issued a second version featuring the canteen sleeve, both of which featured the remixed and overdubbed version of ‘The Return Of The Los Palmas 7’ (the title now prefaced with the definite article) was issued as a third single from Absolutely. The 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: 7" Vinyl (45 RPM)

Limited Edition: No

Label: Stiff Records

Catalogue Number: BUY 108

Manufactured: United Kingdom

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

CHART HISTORY

Peak Position: 7
First Chart Date: 24/01/1981
Weeks in Chart: 11

FROM THE ALBUM

TRACK LISTING

DiscPositionTrackVersionDuration
1 A1 The Return of the Los Palmas 7 2:33
1 B1 That's The Way To Do It 2:51

MUSICANS

MusicanInstrumentNotes
Mike Barson 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

CREDITS

RoleCreditedNotes
Producer Clive Langer
Producer Alan Winstanley

COPYRIGHT AND Licencing

OwnershipCompanyNotes
Copyright © Stiff Records
Phonographic Copyright ℗ Stiff Records

COMPANIES

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

References

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officialcharts.com Website

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