Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie (song)

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"Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie"
Single by Goodbye Mr Mackenzie
from the album
Good Deeds and Dirty Rags
Released August 1988
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD single
Recorded Edinburgh, Scotland
Genre Alternative rock, new wave
Length 3:26
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Derek Kelly, Martin Metcalfe
Producer(s) Kevin Moloney
Engineered by Terry Adams
Add. production & mix by Mack
Goodbye Mr Mackenzie singles chronology
"Face to Face"
"Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie"
"Open Your Arms"

"Face to Face"
"Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie"
"Open Your Arms"

Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie is a 1988 single by Scottish alternative rock group Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. It was their debut major label single, recorded for EMI's Capitol Records, following a string of well-received independent releases. Supported by the band performing the single live on national music show The Tube, "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" was the band's first single to reach the Top 75 of the UK Singles chart, when it peaked at #62 on its third week of release.[1]

"Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" later featured on the band's debut album Good Deeds and Dirty Rags which was released the following year. In 1991, after Goodbye Mr Mackenzie had signed to Gary Kurfirst's Radioactive Records, "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" was remixed and featured on their debut international album release, also titled Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie.

Track listings[edit]

  • UK 7" single Capitol Records CL 501
  1. "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" - 3:26
  2. "Green Turn Red" - 3:52
  • UK 12" single Capitol Records 12CL 501
  • UK 12" single Capitol Records 12CLG 501 (Gatefold sleeve)
  1. "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" - 3:26
  2. "Green Turn Red" - 3:52
  3. "Stars and Bars" - 3:27
  • UK CD single Capitol Records CDCL 501
  1. "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" - 3:26
  2. "Green Turn Red" - 3:52
  3. "Knockin' On Joe" - 6:19 (Nick Cave)
  4. "Stars and Bars" - 3:27


  • Artwork By [Sleeve Design Assistant] - Andrew Biscomb
  • Artwork By [Sleeve Design] - Peter Barrett
  • Bass - Fin*
  • Drums - Kelly*
  • Engineer [Overdubs] - Terry Adams (tracks: A)
  • Guitar - John Duncan*
  • Keyboards, Vocals - Rona Scobie, Shirley Manson
  • Photography - Douglas Brothers, The (World Travel)
  • Producer - Kevin Moloney (tracks: A), Terry Adams (tracks: B1, B2)
  • Producer [Additional], Mixed By - Mack (2) (tracks: A)
  • Vocals - Martin Metcalfe
  • Written-By - Mackenzies, The* (tracks: A, B1)

Comprehensive charts[edit]

Year Single Chart Position
1988 "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie" UK CIN Singles Chart #62 [2]


  1. ^ "Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie: Goodbye Mr Mackenzie". Archived from the original on 2012-10-09. Retrieved 2011-01-21. 
  2. ^ Record Collector magazine, issue #209, interview with Martin Metcalfe, and Mackenzie discography

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