Chinatown (song)

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"Chinatown"
Chinatown move.jpg
Single by The Move
from the album Message from the Country
B-side "Down on the Bay"
Released October 1971
Format 7" single
Recorded 1971 Philips Studios
Genre Rock
Length 3:06
Label Harvest (UK)
MGM (US) (withdrawn)
United Artists (US)
Songwriter(s) Roy Wood
Producer(s) Roy Wood, Jeff Lynne
The Move singles chronology
"Tonight"
(1971)
"Chinatown"
(1971)
"California Man"
(1972)
"Tonight"
(1971)
"Chinatown"
(1971)
"California Man"
(1972)

"Chinatown" is a song performed by The Move. Released in 1971, the song reached number 23 on the UK Singles Chart. Recorded at the same time as the band's alter-ego Electric Light Orchestra were laying down tracks for their first album. Former Move vocalist Carl Wayne claimed it was his favourite song by the band.[citation needed]

The B-side was a Jeff Lynne-penned song "Down on the Bay".

In the US, the single (with an edited version of "Chinatown") was issued on MGM, but quickly withdrawn (probably prior to regular stock copies pressed, although yellow label promos have been seen). The single with the same edit was almost immediately issued on United Artists.

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