Falling Off the Edge of the World
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Falling Off the Edge of the World
"Falling Off The Edge Of The World (Seeing You With Him)"
Falling Off The Edge Of The World single cover easybeats.jpg
Cover of the 1967 German single
Single by The Easybeats
from the album Vigil
"Remember Sam"
Released5 September 1967
Format7" single
RecordedAugust 1967, A&M Studios, New York City, U.S.
GenreRock
Length2:38
LabelParlophone (Australia), United Artists Records
Harry Vanda and George Young
The Easybeats, Mike Vaughan
The Easybeats singles chronology
"Heaven And Hell"
(1967)
"Falling Off The Edge Of The World (Seeing You With Him)"
(1967)
"The Music Goes 'Round My Head"
(1967)

"Falling Off The Edge Of The World" is a 1967 song and single by Australian rock group The Easybeats, which was written by band members George Young and Harry Vanda.

Background and releases

The song was recorded in New York, during the group's first U.S. tour[1] The single was released as a single in the U.S., Germany and the Netherlands in September 1967. In other countries, it was a B-side. Various versions of the song have been released. In the U.K. a faster version that was arranged by composer Bill Shepherd was released as the B-side to the "Hello, How Are You" single.[1]

It has been often reported that musician Lou Reed was a fan of the song and played the single frequently on the Max's Kansas City jukebox. He was quoted as saying it was "one of the most beautiful records ever made".[1]

Track listing

U.S. - United Artists UA 50206 released: 5 September 1967

  1. "Falling Off The Edge Of The World (Seeing You With Him)" ( Harry Vanda, George Young) – 2:35
  2. "Remember Sam" (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 2:28

Australia - Parlophone A8290

  1. "Hello, How Are You" Harry Vanda, George Young) – 2:35
  2. "Falling Off The Edge Of The World" (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 2:28

U.K. - United Artists UP 2209. released: 8 Mar 1968

  1. "Hello, How Are You" ( Harry Vanda, George Young) – 2:35
  2. "Falling Off The Edge Of The World" (faster Bill Shepherd arrangement) (Harry Vanda, George Young) – 2:28

Charts

Chart (1967) Peak
position
US Record World 136

References

  1. ^ a b c Tait, John (2010). Vanda & Young: Inside Australia's Hit Factory. Australia: University of New South Wales Press. ISBN 978-1-74223-217-1.



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