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Posted: 26 May 2018 at 4:19am | IP Logged Quote smallworld

The 7" label states a running time of 2.42.

The UK label Cherry Red have just put out a "Single Version" running 3.55. Is there a precedent for this edit?

Does the 2.42 version differ from the LP version in terms of mix, or is it simply an edit?

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Posted: 26 May 2018 at 10:32am | IP Logged Quote Santi Paradoa

The version I have on CD runs just over three minutes. My source is the two disc set Fire: The Very Best Of from 1996. This song never reached the top 40 so of course it's not in the database.

I also have the 20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection CD release (2004) where the song runs 3:55. Comparing the two the shorter version is not an edit but just an early fade. This disc has several longer versions for a couple of tracks so I would take a wild guess that this track is actually the LP length (instead of the single length). I do not have the Blue Thumb 45 but it's possible that all they did was fade the song to the 2:42 length (if it's true that the listed time is the actual time).

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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 8:30am | IP Logged Quote smallworld

Thank you for the welcome message.

"Fire: The Very Best of" also has a 3:05 edit of "Yes We Can Can" when the 45 should run 3:55. Other CDs have the song running 3:55, so it's likely that the track was edited for time on "Fire: The Very Best of", if not a promo edit. It would seem that "Wang Dang Doodle" has received the same treatment.

There's a video on youtube of "Wang Dang Doodle". It's in mono and runs just under 2:40.

I'm actually more interested in the mix than the length. I've been wondering if the vocal spread of the LP mix was narrowed for radio/45.

I mistook the song as a Top 40 hit because it charted within the R&B Top 25. I'll label such threads "Off-Topic" in future.
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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 7:27pm | IP Logged Quote eriejwg

The 3:05 edit of Yes We Can Can was neither the 45 nor any
promo edit. It's labeled as a previously unreleased edit
in Pat's database.

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Posted: 05 June 2018 at 8:05pm | IP Logged Quote smallworld

Yes, I suspected as much re "Yes We Can Can".

It's odd that Cherry Red would include a 3:55 version of "Yes We Can Can" but not the correct length version of "Wang Dang Doodle" as bonus tracks on their 2CD Expanded Edition of The Pointer Sisters/That's a Plenty.
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