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)
"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 Wally Stott.

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.