This Song / Learning How To Love You 7″ Single


UK Release Date 19 November 1976
UK Catalogue Number Dark Horse K 16856
Weeks On UK Chart (to date) Failed to chart
Peak UK Chart Position
Lowest Matrix Numbers K16856 A4 / K16856 B4


This Song was George’s first single on his new Dark Horse label and was released on 19 November 1976 in the UK where, like the two further singles taken from the Thirty Three & 1/3 album, it failed to chart. In the US it was released on 15 November 1976 and reached number 25 in the charts.

George wrote the song following his unsuccessful My Sweet Lord / He’s So Fine court battle. One of the lines is “This tune has nothing bright about it” – it was Bright tunes who owned the copyright to He’s So Fine and started the proceedings. Monty Python’s Eric Idle appears on the recording and can be heard saying “Could be Sugar Pie Honey Bunch, no sounds more like Rescue Me” in the middle of the song.

The pictures below are of my solid centre first press copy (there were no push out centre copies) which has the matrix numbers K16856 A5 and K16856 B4. It also has A PORKY PRIME CUT hand etched into the A side run off and PECKO hand etched into the B side run off – both left by George Peckham, the vinyl cutter known as Porky. The record is in excellent plus condition, both visually and playing wise. It is housed in a Dark Horse company sleeve (there was no picture sleeve with this release) that is in good condition, there is some ringwear, creasing and small rips and a very small sticker on the front.

Estimated Value : £5 – £10



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