YELLOW RIVER

Latest update on 29/09/2014

Artist: Tremeloes
Author: Jeff Christie
Label: Castle
Year: 1970

About a Rebel soldier coming back home in Yellow River after the Civil War. Jeff wrote it especially for the Tremeloes, who were really into CCR. Still it was outvoted for release as their next single in favor of Call Me Number One, a tune more in a prog rock vein, a mistake they still regret. Even today Yellow River is part of their golden oldies live shows, Call Me Number One is not.

Covers:

1970:

Christie [millionseller with the author; his voice instead of the Tremeloes on the same Tremeloes music demo]

1970:

Tremeloes [as No Comprendes, big hit in South America]

1970:

Jigsaw [Aussies]

1970:

Joe Dassin [as L'Amérique n°1 Fr]

1970:

Elton John [as an anonymous session musician working on cheap cover album 16 Chart Busting Pop Hits]

1970:

Streaplers [Swedish version as Langt Bortom Bergen]

1972:

Middle Of The Road

1981:

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

2001:

R.E.M.

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