Abort, Retry, Fail? (EP)

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The correct title of this article is >Abort, Retry, Fail?_. The substitution or omission of any brackets is because of technical restrictions.
>Abort, Retry, Fail?_
EP by White Town
Released 1996
Genre Alternative rock, alternative dance
White Town chronology
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>Abort, Retry, Fail?_
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>Abort, Retry, Fail?_ is an EP released in 1996 by White Town.

The title of the EP was taken from the DOS error message "Abort, Retry, Fail?". This referred to the problems the band had when a computer crashed during the production of the track. The liner notes of the single explain this with "I got the title for this single from the weekend I mixed the tracks. My hard drive went bonkers and I spent 72 reformatting the dang thing". The notes do not explain what time scale the "72" refers to.

It reached number 1 in the UK singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Your Woman" – 4:18
  2. "Give Me Some Pain" – 4:23
  3. "Theme for a Mid-Afternoon Game Show" – 2:48
  4. "Theme for a Late-Night Documentary About the Dangers of Drug Abuse" – 6:08

The EP was released one both 4-track and 2-track CD Singles. The cassette single contained only the first two tracks. The 12" single contained the first two tracks plus a remix of "Your Woman" by Scissorkicks.[citation needed]

The trumpet is from a song called 'My Woman' and was featured in the 1978 BBC TV Show Pennies From Heaven.[1]


  1. ^ "White Town – Your Questions Answered!". Whitetown.co.uk. Retrieved 2011-09-13. 

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