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Swan Lake (The Cats song)

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A-side  Swan Lake
Released  1968
Length  2:40
B-side  Swing Low
Genre  West Indian style ska
Format  Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM

Swan Lake is a song by The Cats. It is a cover of Swan Lake by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and made #48 on the UK Singles Chart in early 1969, making them the first British reggae band to have a top fifty hit in the UK.

In popular culture

  • The British ska band Madness did a cover version of "Swan Lake" on their 1979 debut album One Step Beyond....
  • In spite of a remark he made earlier on in his career saying "reggae is vile", the song appears on Morrissey's compilation album Under the Influence.
  • References

    Swan Lake (The Cats song) Wikipedia

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