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Artist:The Marmalade
Label:  CBS
Date:Nov 1969
Collection:  I Own It     I Want It 
Community:8 Own
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AThe MarmaladeButterflyB. Gibb, R. Gibb, M. GibbMike SmithKeith Mansfield10.0  Rate
BThe MarmaladeI Shall Be ReleasedB. DylanMike SmithKeith MansfieldRate


11th Feb 2013
 Sheet music uploaded

11th Dec 2011
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19th Jun 2011
 After Unit 4 Plus 2 failed to get a hit with the Bee Gees song Butterfly, Marmalade tried it, but they also failed. I think I know what happened with Marmalade's version. It was released on CBS just after the band had left them to sign with Decca. Their first single for Decca, Reflections Of My Life, was released at around the same time as Butterfly.

Reflections was well-promoted and consequently a hit, while Butterfly was not so well-promoted and flopped.

I wonder why the Bee Gees didn't release their own version of Butterfly? They wrote it, after all, and they were big enough at the time to have a chance of a hit with it.

As for I Shall Be Released, yes, it's a good version, but the song had already been a chart single by the Tremeloes (didn't their version feature the Keith Mansfield Strings as well?) and so Marmalade's version probably wouldn't have charted had it been the A-side.

7th Apr 2009
 I've had this 45 since I was a nipper, and I thought "I Shall Be Released" was the A-side?? Nice version with Mansfield's strings anyway!

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Netherlands - CBS - 1969


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