Mistress Mabel

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"Mistress Mabel"
Mistress mabel.jpg
Single by The Fratellis
from the album Here We Stand
Released26 May 2008
FormatCD single
Digital download
7-inch single
Recorded2008
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock
Length4:27 (Album Version)
3:37 (Radio Edit)
LabelIsland
Songwriter(s)Jon Fratelli
The Fratellis singles chronology
"Ole Black 'N' Blue Eyes"
(2007)
"Mistress Mabel"
(2008)
"Look Out Sunshine!"
(2008)

"Mistress Mabel" is a song by The Fratellis and the first single from their second album Here We Stand. The single was released on 26 May 2008. The song was first introduced by the band at their Queen Margaret Union show on 22 February 2008 as the first song on the set list. The first ever radio play was on 3 April 2008 by the radio DJ Jim Gellatly on his X-posure show on XFM Scotland, the same DJ who was the first to give The Fratellis radio play. Zane Lowe played the track to open his show on BBC Radio 1 on 7 April.

The radio edit was released on iTunes (US) on Tuesday 22 May 2008, without any of the B-sides available.

The B-sides include two songs previously released as demos, "Boy Done Good" and "Ella's in the Band", and the previously unheard track "When All the Lights Go Out".

The single received mixed reviews from critics and fans, making a rather disappointing return for The Fratellis as a lead single. It entered the UK Singles Chart at #27 on downloads alone on the day before its physical release, the band's fifth UK Top 40 single. It peaked at #23 the following week before slipping down to #38 during its third week.

Track listing[edit]

CD single
No.TitleLength
1."Mistress Mabel"4:27
2."Ella's in the Band"4:12
3."When All the Lights Go Out"3:54
7" single
No.TitleLength
1."Mistress Mabel"4:27
2."Boy Done Good"3:44
iTunes download
No.TitleLength
1."Mistress Mabel"4:27
2."Ella's in the Band"4:12
3."When All the Lights Go Out"3:54
4."Boy Done Good"3:44

This is listed on the iTunes Store as Mistress Mabel - EP.

iTunes download single
No.TitleLength
1."Mistress Mabel" (Radio Edit)3:41