King Midas In Reverse

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"King Midas in Reverse"
Hollies - King Midas US.jpg
US Picture Sleeve
Single by The Hollies
B-side UK: "Everything Is Sunshine"
US: "Water on the Brain"
Released UK: 22 September 1967
Format 7"
Recorded 3 & 4 August 1967
Abbey Road Studios[1]
Genre Psychedelic pop
Length 3:07
Label UK: Parlophone R5637
US: Epic 10234
Songwriter(s) Graham Nash
Allan Clarke
Tony Hicks
Producer(s) Ron Richards
The Hollies singles chronology
"Carrie Anne"
"King Midas in Reverse"
"Jennifer Eccles"
"Carrie Anne"
"King Midas in Reverse"
"Jennifer Eccles"

King Midas in Reverse is a song by British pop group The Hollies written solely by Graham Nash but credited to Clarke, Nash and Hicks for publishing. It was released by The Hollies as single in September 1967 in anticipation of their album Butterfly. The track was a departure in style and was heavily influenced by Graham Nash's visits to the U.S.A. Nash wanted to take the band in a new direction which was resisted by other members of the band, and this led to his departure and move to the U.S.A. It was released in the UK on the Parlophone label (R5637) and in the US on the Epic label (10234). While a critical success, the song was a commercial failure by the Hollies' standards prompting them to write and record the more commercial song "Jennifer Eccles" for their next single.


Chart (1967) Peak
Australia (Go-Set)[2] 17
Germany (Official German Charts)[3] 31
Netherlands (Dutch Singles Chart)[4] 16
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 18
US Billboard Hot 100[6] 51

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