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Roll Over (Thompson Twins song)

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B-side  Fools In Paradise
Format  7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Genre  Pop rock
Released  March 1985
Recorded  1984-1985
Length  4:55

Roll Over is a 1985 song by the Thompson Twins. It was intended for release as a single from the band's album Here's To Future Days, but was recalled and withdrawn from shelves the same day of release with the remaining copies destroyed. Some copies made it onto the market before being recalled. After a bout with nervous exhaustion which left him with no reflexes, lead vocalist Tom Bailey took it as a bad omen and decided against the release of the song. Subsequently, it was only released on the North American versions of the album. The versions found on the single are different mixes than the final album version which was co-produced by Nile Rodgers.


The B-side, a semi-instrumental version of "King For A Day" titled "Fools In Paradise", was exclusive to this single.


7" UK vinyl single (Arista TWINS 8)

Side A

  1. "Roll Over" - 4:55

Side B

  1. "Fools In Paradise" - 4:45
12" UK vinyl single (Arista TWINS 128)

Side One

  1. "Roll Over (Again)" - 6:50

Side Two

  1. "Fools In Paradise" - 5:25
12" UK vinyl single (Arista TWINS 128) [White label promo]

Side One

  1. "Roll Over (Again)" - 6:50

Side Two

  1. "Fools In Paradise" - 5:25


Written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway.

  • Tom Bailey - vocals, piano, Fairlight, synthesizers, guitar, contrabass, Fairlight and drum programming
  • Alannah Currie - lyrics, marimba, backing vocals, acoustic drums, percussion, tuned percussion
  • Joe Leeway - backing vocals, congas, percussion
  • Steve Stevens - additional guitars
  • Produced by Tom Bailey assisted by Joe Leeway and Alannah Currie
  • Co-produced, recorded and mixed by John ' Tokes' Potoker
  • Photography - Paul Cox
  • Artwork/Design - Andie Airfix, Satori
  • Art Direction - Alannah
  • Album version:

  • Produced by Nile Rodgers & Tom Bailey
  • Mixed by James Farber
  • Mixed at Skyline Studio, NYC
  • References

    Roll Over (Thompson Twins song) Wikipedia

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