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Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Paul Young - Love Of The Common People

'Love of the Common People' is a folk ballad written and composed by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins and first released in January 1967 by The Four Preps

In 1982 Paul Young released his interpretation of 'Love of the Common People' as a single, but it, initially, failed to chart.

It was only when Young had his first hit in 1983 with 'Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)' and the single was re-released that it became a big hit.

The single peaked at number 2 in the UK, and reached the number one spot in Ireland and the Netherlands. This version also contained a solo by influential ska and reggae trombonist Rico Rodriguez.

On Stiff Little Fingers's re-mastered Now Then... album, there is an interview with Jake Burns where he re-calls Paul Young met Stiff Little Fingers at one of their concerts in Dunstable in support of the album in which Young asked Burns were Stiff Little Fingers planning to release the song as a single. When Burns told them they weren't, Young asked if they minded him releasing it as a single. They said he could, not thinking the single would do well. Burns then says jokingly in the interview, "Pfft! Go ahead. You'll never get anywhere with that, mate. Yeah, number 2, that'll teach me!"

Click the link below to download the following:
Single Verion
Extended Club Mix Version
Behind Your Smile - B-Side
Where Ever I Lay My Hat - Live - 12 inch Extra Track
Oh Women - Live - 12 inch Extra Track


1 comment:

  1. I love paul young. is really handsome and he has a fantastic look!!!