The War Lord (instrumental)

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"The War Lord"
Single by The Shadows
A-side The War Lord
B-side I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur (John Rostill)
Released 19 November 1965
Format 45rpm 7" single
Genre Instrumental
Label Columbia 45-DB 7769
Writer(s) Jerome Moross
The Shadows singles chronology
"Don't Make My Baby Blue" "The War Lord" "I Met a Girl"

"The War Lord" is an instrumental tune written by Jerome Moross.[1] It was the theme from Franklin J. Schaffner's 1965 film The War Lord, starring Charlton Heston and Richard Boone.

The tune was recorded by the British group The Shadows and released as a single on 19 November 1965, with "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Arthur" (John Rostill) as the B-side. It spent 9 weeks in the UK Top 40 pop chart reaching #18 and holding that position for two weeks over the 1965/66 Christmas/New Year period.

It also appeared as B-side Track 1 on the EP "Those Talented Shadows" (EP-SEG 8500) released in September 1966.

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  1. ^ The Story of the Shadows by Mike Read. 1983. Elm Tree books. ISBN 0-241-10861-6

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