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How Long Ace Song
"How Long" is a 1974 song by the British group Ace from their album Five-A-Side. It reached No. 3 in the US and Canadian charts, and No. 20 in the UK Singles Chart.
Although widely interpreted as being about adultery, the song was in fact composed by lead singer Paul Carrack upon discovering that bassist Terry Comer had been secretly working with the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. Comer returned to Ace in time to play on the song.
The guitar solo is by Alan "Bam" King.
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- Lipps Inc. recorded a cover in 1981 that reached No. 4 on the U.S. dance chart, No. 29 on the U.S. soul singles chart, and No. 42 in Canada.
- In 1993, British reggae group Aswad and singer Yazz covered the song which reached No. 31 in the UK Singles Chart, from Yazz's 1994 album One on One.
- Composer and original vocalist Paul Carrack performed a new version of the song on his 1996 album Blue Views. Carrack's solo version hit #32 on the UK charts.
The following artists have also recorded cover versions of "How Long":
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