How Long (Ace song)
|Single by Ace|
|from the album Five-A-Side|
|Genre||Pop rock, soft rock, blue-eyed soul|
|Ace singles chronology|
Although widely interpreted as being about adultery, the song was in fact composed by lead singer Paul Carrack upon discovering that bassist Terry Comer had been secretly working with the Sutherland Brothers and Quiver. Comer returned to Ace in time to play on the song.
The guitar solo is by Alan "Barn" King.
In 1976 Bobby Womack recorded a version that appeared on the Home Is Where The Heart Is album
In 1977 Barbara Mandrell recorded a country/disco version of the song on her Love's Ups & Downs album.
In 1981 Lipps Inc. released a remake of this song which reached No. 4 on the U.S. dance chart, No. 29 on the U.S. soul singles chart, and No. 42 in Canada. In 2010, it was still in rotation on satellite radio. The track Timecode, released in 2004 by German techno producer Justus Köhncke, is built around the characteristic intro of the Lipps Inc. version.
In 1989 Barbara Dickson released the song as part of the Coming Alive Again album
In 1996 Paul Carrack included his own version of the song on his album Blue Views.
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- Google Music
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