No Regrets (Tom Rush song)

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"No Regrets"
Song by Tom Rush from the album The Circle Game
Released 1968
Genre Folk rock
Length 3:50 (1968 version)
5:40 (1974 version)
Label Elektra
Writer Tom Rush
Producer Arthur Gorson

"No Regrets" is a song by folk and blues singer/songwriter Tom Rush. It is the final song on his 1968 album The Circle Game.

His 1968 composition has become an acknowledged standard, with numerous cover versions having been recorded. In addition to his 1968 sparse acoustic recording of the song, Rush later recorded a more lush, orchestrated pop version for Columbia Records featuring a screaming electric guitar solo for his 1974 album Ladies Love Outlaws.

The Walker Brothers[edit]

"No Regrets"
Single by The Walker Brothers
from the album No Regrets
B-side "Remember Me"
Released 1975
Format 7"
Recorded Marquee Studios, Kingsway Recorders and Air London Studios, 1975[1]
Genre Pop music, Rock, Country
Length 5:47
Label GTO Records
Writer(s) Tom Rush
Producer(s) Scott Walker and Geoff Calver
The Walker Brothers singles chronology
"Walking in the Rain"
(1967)
"No Regrets"
(1975)
"Lines"
(1976)

The Walker Brothers recorded and released "No Regrets" their comeback single in 1975, their first since 1967's "Walking in the Rain" and eleventh overall.

The song was also used as the title of its parent album. The single was slightly different as it features a John Walker harmony vocal not present on the album version which in turn includes female backing singers absent from the single.[2]

"No Regrets" was a major hit spending twelve weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at #7 in February 1976[3] giving Rush belated Top Ten exposure as a songwriter in the UK. The single would prove to be group's final taste of commercial success while together as the parent album their subsequent releases failed to find a wide audience. The B-side "Remember Me" was written by John Walker under the pseudonym A. Dayam.

Track listing[edit]

GTO Records – GT 42
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "No Regrets"   Rush 5:47
2. "Remember Me"   A. Dayam 3:51

Other recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walker Brothers, The – No Regrets (Vinyl, LP, Album) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-01-07. 
  2. ^ Williams, Lewis (2006). Scott Walker – The Rhymes of Goodbye (1st ed.). London: Plexus. p. 151. ISBN 0-85965-395-1. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 589/590. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.