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Bill Medley Alternate Versions & Remixes


Last updated 04 December 2020 - Updated items in red



Gotta Tell You How I Feel
The original Bill Medley solo single (Moonglow 221, 5/1963) and the mono issue of the Righteous Brothers album "This Is New" (Moonglow 1003, 7/1965) that included this track, had no fade out but the stereo issue of "This Is New" and the release on the Righteous Brothers Moonglow 243 (10/1965) single has a fade out.
That Lucky Old Sun
The Righteous Brothers album "Standards" (Verve V6-5051, 03/1968) contains the full version, the Bill Medley Of The Righteous Brothers single (Verve VK-10569 11/1967) is an edited version.
The promotion copy of this single has both the full and edited versions on either side.
Brown Eyed Woman
The Righteous Brothers album "Anthology 1962-1974" (Rhino 71488-1, 8/1989) contains an alternate version which is slightly slower plus 27 seconds longer than the original track.
Winter Won't Come This Year
The version issued as the B side to "Peace Brother Peace" (MGM K-14000, 10/1968) which is mostly spoken, was recorded in September 1968.
The alternate version was recorded in December 1968 and is mostly sung, was issued on the album "Soft And Soulful" (MGM SE-4603, 3/1969).
100 Years
Track on the album "Soft And Soulful" (MGM SE-4603, 3/1969), is an alternate version to the segments used in the 1969 film "Riot".
Nobody Knows
Version used in the 1970 film "The Magic Garden Of Stanley Sweetheart" (1970), has the same vocal track but without the full backing as the version released on both the "Nobody Knows" (MGM SE-4702, /1970) and "Gone" (MGM SE-4741, /1970) albums, and the OST (MGM 1SE-20, /1970) issue. The Bill Medley single "Nobody Knows" (MGM K-14145, 7/1970) has been sped up slightly.
The film credits erroneously lists Richie Havens as the singer.
Something So Wrong
This Bill Medley song was originally recorded by the Blossoms produced by Bill Medley for MGM Records in May 1968 and issued on Bell Records (Bell B-780, 4/1969) before he recorded a version himself in December 1968 for the album "Soft And Soulful" (MGM SE-4603, 3/1969).
Street Of Dirt
Bill Medley wrote the music to the lyrics by Robert Jacobs for this song, which was originally recorded by Chris Morgan produced by Bill Medley for MGM Records in June 1968 and was issued on Bell Records (Bell B-851, 12/1969).
Bill Medley recorded a version himself in December 1968 for the album "Soft And Soulful" (MGM SE-4603, 3/1969).
I'm Gonna Die Me
The original version was recorded in December 1968 for the album "Soft And Soulful" (MGM SE-4603, 3/1969), there were also two other versions of the song, both were unreleased, the MGM 4764 album track recorded in January 1971 and an A&M album recorded in 1972. Both unreleased versions had changes to the lyrics.
Reaching Back
The original version was recorded in December 1968 for the album "Soft And Soulful" (MGM SE-4603, 3/1969), the alternate version was recorded in January 1971 for the unreleased MGM 4764 album.

Makin' My Way

Released by MGM Records as the main side of a stereo single (MGM K-14119, 4/1970), coupled with "Hold On, I'm Comin'", neither track appeared on any Bill Medley albums.
The backing track was recorded in New York City on 29th January 1970 and Bill Medley's vocals plus backing vocals, including Darlene Love, were added on 13th February 1970 at the United Western Recorders Studio in Los Angeles.

The same basic backing track was also used on a version of the song by Spencer Barefoot, recorded in New York City on 25th February 1970 and released by MGM Records as the B side to "Lord" (MGM K-14116, 4/1970).

A mono mix of the Bill Medley version of the song "Makin' My Way", co-written, co-produced & co-arranged by Kenny Laguna, was included in the compilation CD "Laguna Tunes" (Blackheart 483 371821-2, /2000).

There's A Spirit
The original version was recorded in April 1970 for the albums "Nobody Knows" (MGM SE-4702, /1970) and "Gone" (MGM SE-4741, /1970), the alternate version was recorded in January 1971 for the unreleased MGM 4764 album.
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
The soundtrack album "The Hard Ride" (Paramount PAS-6005, /1971) and A side of the promotional only single version (Paramount PAA-0089, 4/1971), is a short version at 2.48. The long version used as the B side of the promotion single is 4:15, the label implies that it was the film version.
I'm No Angel
The single issue (Planet YB-13425, 12/1982) is an alternate mix to the "Right Here And Now" album (Planet BXL1-4434, 10/1982) version.
(I've Had) The Time Of My Life
The original single (RCA 5224-7-RX, 9/1987) and the "Dirty Dancing" soundtrack album (RCA 64081R, /1987) version was edited from the full length version, later to be issued also.
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The single (Scotti Brothers ZS4-07938, 8/1988) and soundtrack "Rambo 3" (Scotti Brothers SZ-44319, 6/1988) mix is edited from the longer film version.


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