World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Dandelion (song)

Article Id: WHEBN0006204786
Reproduction Date:

Title: Dandelion (song)  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Let's Spend the Night Together, Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), Miranda Lee Richards, Dandelion (disambiguation), Dandelion (American band)
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Dandelion (song)

"Dandelion"
Single by The Rolling Stones
B-side "We Love You"
Released 18 August 1967 (UK)
2 September 1967 (US)
Format 7"
Recorded November - December 1966, May - July 1967
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 3:32
Label Decca F.12654 (UK)
London 45.905 (US/Canada)
Writer(s) Jagger/Richards
Producer(s) Andrew Loog Oldham
The Rolling Stones singles chronology
"Let's Spend the Night Together/Ruby Tuesday"
(1967)
"Dandelion /We Love You"
(1967)
"In Another Land"
(1967)

Dandelion” is a song by the English rock 'n roll band The Rolling Stones, written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, and first released as a B-side to “We Love You” in August 1967. An apparently lighthearted song (with references to the English children's game of using the seedheads of dandelions as clocks) albeit with an undertone of wistfulness, it reached #14 in the United States, and effectively became the A-side there (as the edgier “We Love You” disappointed at #50 on US charts). This is reflected in “Dandelion” appearing on both the US and United Kingdom versions of Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2) in 1969, while “We Love You” appeared only on the UK version.

The first demo version of “Dandelion” was recorded in November 1966; it was originally titled “Sometimes Happy, Sometimes Blue”, had different lyrics, and was sung and played by Keith Richards. On the released version, Mick Jagger sang lead vocals.

The Rolling Stones have never performed “Dandelion” live;[1] nonetheless it has been included on several compilations, including Through the Past, Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2), More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies), Singles Collection: The London Years, and Rolled Gold+: The Very Best of the Rolling Stones.

All of the original single releases have a faded-in distorted coda of a short piano section from “We Love You” (usually missing from the album and CD versions).

Personnel[2]

References

  1. ^ Rocks Off Setlists – Rolling Stones song live debuts
  2. ^ http://www.iorr.org/talk/read.php?1,1136142


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.