Geraldine (song)

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Single by Glasvegas
from the album Glasvegas
Released 23 June 2008
Format 7", CD, download
Genre Indie rock[1]
Length 3:24 (radio edit)
4:06 (single version)
3:45 (album version)
Label Columbia
Writer(s) James Allan
Producer(s) James Allan, Rich Costey
Glasvegas singles chronology
"It's My Own Cheating Heart That Makes Me Cry"
"Daddy's Gone"

"Geraldine" is a 2008 single by Scottish Indie rock[2] band Glasvegas. It was released on 23 June 2008 and reached #11 on the UK singles chart, and #1 on the NME chart two weeks later. It also reached #1 on the Scottish Singles Chart.

According to the NME website:

This song is about a woman called Geraldine, a social worker who apparently gave up her job to follow the band about, officially to flog their merch but, you suspect, also to offer professional support to James Allan and his ever-quaking heart.[3]

This song seems to hold much truth as Geraldine really has given up her job as a social worker to sell Glasvegas merchandise at concerts.[4] On the album, the 20 second intro to "Geraldine" is tacked onto the end of preceding song "Flowers & Football Tops," giving "Geraldine" a 3:45 run time. The single version of "Geraldine" includes this intro, making it 4:06. The song has been nominated for Best International Song at the 2008 Swedish Rockbjörnen awards.[5][6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by James Allan, except where noted.

Promo CD (GOWOW001)

  1. "Geraldine" (Radio Edit) – 3:24
  2. "Geraldine" (Album Version) – 4:06
  3. "Geraldine" (Instrumental) – 4:06


  1. "Geraldine" – 4:06
  2. "The Prettiest Thing on Saltcoats Beach" – 6:19

7" #1 (GOWOW003)

  • Limited numbered edition blue-colored vinyl.
  1. "Geraldine" – 4:06
  2. "The Prettiest Thing on Saltcoats Beach" – 6:19

7" #2 (GOWOW004)

  1. "Geraldine" – 4:06
  2. "Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime" (The Korgis cover, written by James Warren) – 4:54


  1. "Geraldine" (Live Acoustic Version) – 3:41


  1. ^ "Glasvegas Singer Missing". Clash. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Glasvegas Singer Missing". Clash. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Glasvegas - Glasvegas - Track Reviews
  4. ^ Blog: The Real Geraldine
  5. ^ "Swedish Awards Nominations". 5 December 2008. Retrieved 12 December 2008. 
  6. ^ "Rösta på Rockbjörnen här!" (in Swedish). Rockbjörnen. Retrieved 12 December 2008.  NB: Select "Jag vill rösta på:" in "10: Årets utländska låt".

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