Sometimes Always

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"Sometimes Always"
Single by The Jesus and Mary Chain
from the album Stoned & Dethroned
B-side "The Perfect Crime"
Released 18 July 1994
Format 7", 10", 12", CDS
Genre Alternative rock[1]
Label Blanco y Negro
Producer(s) Jim Reid, William Reid
The Jesus and Mary Chain singles chronology
"Almost Gold"
"Sometimes Always"
"Come On"

"Sometimes Always" is a song by the Scottish alternative rock group The Jesus and Mary Chain and the first single from the group's album Stoned & Dethroned. It is a duet between Jim Reid and Hope Sandoval. It was released by Blanco y Negro Records in July 1994 and reached #22 in the UK single charts.[2]

A poster for the single, which exposes its release date, can be seen in the Bottom episode "Digger".

Track listing[edit]

7" (NEG70)
  1. "Sometimes Always" (William Reid) – 2:32
  2. "The Perfect Crime" (Jim Reid) – 1:32
10" (NEG70TE), 12" (NEG70T) and CDS (NEG70CD)
  1. "Sometimes Always" (W. Reid) – 2:32
  2. "The Perfect Crime" (J. Reid) – 1:32
  3. "Little Stars" (W. Reid) – 3:29
  4. "Drop Re-Recorded" (W. Reid) – 1:50


The Jesus and Mary Chain[edit]

Additional personnel[edit]

Cover versions[edit]

The song was recorded as a duet by Courtney Jaye and Ben Bridwell of Band of Horses on Jaye's 2010 album, The Exotic Sounds of Courtney Jaye and by The Brakes on their 2005 album "Give Blood", duetting with Becki and Julia of The Pipettes.


  1. ^ "The 100 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1994: The Jesus and Mary Chain, "Sometimes Always"". Spin. Retrieved 22 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sometimes Always". Chart Stats. Retrieved on 17 September 2009.

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