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|Single by The Jam|
|from the album Snap!|
|Released||26 November 1982|
|Genre||Mod revival, new wave|
|The Jam singles chronology|
The 7" was backed by the B-side "Shopping". A double 7" and 12" single version was available with additional studio cover versions of The Chi-Lites' "Stoned Out of My Mind", Curtis Mayfield's "Move on Up", and Edwin Starr's "War". The song hinted at the more soul-based style to come with Paul Weller's next band, The Style Council.
It was not included on any of the band's six studio albums. In the USA, it appeared on the five-track EP, Beat Surrender (Polydor 810751), which peaked at No. 171 on the Billboard 200 album chart.
The decision for the Jam's final single was between "Beat Surrender", "Doctor Love*" (which Weller wrote but instead gave to Bananarama for their album Deep Sea Skiving) and "A Solid Bond in Your Heart", later a Style Council single in 1983. The Jam's version of "A Solid Bond in Your Heart" was not released until 1992 on the Extras album, although Rick Buckler, The Jam's drummer, claimed that The Style Council had pinched his original drum track recording.
"Doctor Love" was also recorded by Tracie Young, a singer on Paul Weller's Respond record label, for her album, Far from the Hurting Kind. Weller was credited on the LP as Jake Fluckery, a pseudonym that he used on more than one occasion, even on his own Style Council records; most noticeably on "Spring, Summer, Autumn" on the 12" version of "My Ever Changing Moods".
The sleeve for the single, including the 12" and the double single pack, featured Gill Price, Weller's girlfriend at the time.
"Beat Surrender" was previewed live on the first episode of The Tube, on 5 November 1982.
- "Jam, The – Beat Surrender (Vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. 17 June 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
- Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 416. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "Style Council, The – My Ever Changing Moods (12" vinyl) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
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