Lights of Cincinnati

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"Lights of Cincinnati"
Lights of Cincinnati sleeve.jpeg
Single by Scott Walker
from the album Scott 3 (US version)
B-side"Two Weeks Since You've Gone"
Released6 June 1969 (1969-06-06)[1]
Format7"
Recorded1969
GenrePop, baroque pop
Length3:20
LabelPhilips Records
Songwriter(s)Tony Macaulay, Geoff Stephens
Producer(s)John Franz, Peter Knight
Scott Walker singles chronology
"Joanna"
(1968)
"Lights of Cincinnati"
(1969)
"I Still See You"
(1971)

"Lights of Cincinnati" is a song written by the English songwriters Tony Macaulay and Geoff Stephens which was first a song for the American singer-songwriter Scott Walker in 1969. The song was Walker's third solo single in the UK. The accompaniment was directed by Peter Knight.

"Lights of Cincinnati" was a moderate hit spending ten weeks on the UK Singles Chart and peaking at #13 in July 1969.[2] The single also made the Irish Singles Chart peaking at #20.[3]

While not included on the concurrently released Scott: Scott Walker Sings Songs from his TV Series album or Scott 3 album from March, the song replaced "30 Century Man" on US editions of Scott 3. The single was backed with the 1969 Scott 3 album track "Two Weeks Since You've Gone". The accompaniment of the b-side was directed by Angela Morley.

Track listing[edit]

Philips - BF 1793
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Lights of Cincinnati"T. Macaulay, G. Stephens3:20
2."Two Weeks Since You've Gone"S. Engel2:48

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
Irish Singles Chart[3] 20
UK Singles Chart[4] 13


References[edit]

  1. ^ "45cat - Scott Walker - Lights Of Cincinnati / Two Weeks Since You've Gone - Philips - UK - BF 1793". 45cat. Retrieved 2014-09-25.
  2. ^ "Scott Walker - Full Official Chart History". Official Charts Company. Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b "The Irish Charts - All there is to know". IRMA. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  4. ^ "Scott Walker / Artist / Official Charts". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2014-09-25.