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Posted: 11 April 2018 at 6:13pm | IP Logged Quote Edoz

So...if I'm reading this thread correctly...there was (1) a mono/stereo promo single and (2) a stereo-only commercial single in two pressings with different mixes. Yes?

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Posted: 26 April 2018 at 4:42am | IP Logged Quote KentT

Yes, both got promotionally released, and commercially
released. When the album title changed, and the harmony
vocals got added, the promo got reserviced to radio
stations.

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Posted: 22 October 2018 at 8:52pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

I have two different stock 45s, one mono and one stereo, and neither one has the harmony vocal on the last two choruses (at 2:09 and 3:03).

One of my stock 45s has a machine stamped matrix of M-17780- S -1E. (This is the mono copy.) The other stock 45 also has a machine stamped matrix, but this one is M 17780 S -1 A. (This is the stereo copy.) Again, these both lack the harmony vocal in the last two choruses.

I have a promo 45 that is mono/stereo. Deadwax for the mono is 0974 M-17780-DJ 1B. Deadwax for the stereo side is 0974 M-17780-S 1A. The mono side DOES have the harmony vocal on the last two choruses. The stereo side does NOT have the harmony vocal.

In conclusion, I do not have any stereo copies of the version with the harmony vocal as found on Gord's Gold, but it would seem that at least some 45 copies do have this mix. If you have either a stock copy or promo copy different than mine, can you please post details of what is on it?

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Posted: 23 October 2018 at 6:40pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

In case my question in the post above was missed:

Who has a stereo 45 of the remix with harmony vocals? It has been reported that they exist, but to date, I've only been able to find a stereo 45 without the harmony vocal.

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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 1:17am | IP Logged Quote EdisonLite

Exactly how many versions of this song (including all versions on vinyl, re-recordings for Gord's Gold, mono, stereo) exist?
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Posted: 24 October 2018 at 5:54am | IP Logged Quote aaronk

JL328 wrote:
So, just to clarify (or cause more confusion).... were
there two different stereo/mono promos?

At this point, I'm inclined to say no. The promo dead wax reported by
Tom is the same as the copy I have. The mono side has harmony
vocals on the last two choruses, while the stereo does not. I'm also still
not convinced that stock copies contain the harmony vocals. My copies,
Pat's copy, Bill's copy, John's copies, and a few different YouTube dubs
of the 45 are all of the non-harmony version. I'd like to know definitively
that a US stock copy exists (or doesn't) with the harmony vocals,
preferably in stereo, as that's the only mix on CD that is yet to be
matched with a vinyl 45.

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