Don't Let It Get You Down (Echo & the Bunnymen song)

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"Don't Let It Get You Down"
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CD#1 cover
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Evergreen
Released November 1997
Format CD single, 7" single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:53 (CD#1)
3:54 (CD#2)
Label London
Songwriter(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson
Producer(s) Echo & the Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"I Want to Be There"
"Don't Let It Get You Down"
"'World Tour E.P.'"
"I Want to Be There"
"Don't Let It Get You Down"
World Tour E.P.
CD#2 cover
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7" single cover
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"Don't Let It Get You Down" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released in November 1997. It was the third single released after Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson reformed the band. It was also the third single to be released from their 1997 album, Evergreen. It reached number 50 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]


Like their previous two singles, "Nothing Lasts Forever" and "I Want to Be There", the single was released on London Records as a 7-inch single and as two separate CD versions – apart from the title track all three releases had different track listings and each with a different cover.

The B-side to the 7-inch single is a demo version of the title track and the extra tracks of both CDs are live tracks taken from their 1997 appearance at the Glastonbury Festival.[2]

Written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch and Les Pattinson, the title track was also self-produced by the band. It was mixed by Clif Norrell.[3] The photography for the CD covers was done by Norman Watson.[4]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch and Les Pattinson except where noted.

7-inch release (London LON406 and 570 044-7)
  1. "Don't Let It Get You Down"
  2. "Don't Let It Get You Down" (demo version)
CD No. 1 release (London LONCD406)
  1. "Don't Let It Get You Down" – 3:53
  2. "Rescue" (live) (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, Pete de Freitas) – 4:04
  3. "Altamont" (live) (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, de Freitas) – 3:37
CD No. 2 release (London LOCDP406)
  1. "Don't Let It Get You Down" – 3:54
  2. "The Back of Love" (live) (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, de Freitas) – 3:10
  3. "Over the Wall" (live) (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson, de Freitas) – 6:55

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 50





  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography". Villiers Retrieved 6 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "Echo & The Bunnymen – Don't Let It Get You Down". Retrieved 6 May 2008. 
  4. ^ "Echo & the Bunnymen : Don't Let It Get You Down (UK#2)". Artistdirect. Retrieved 6 May 2008. 

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