Nothing Lasts Forever (Echo & the Bunnymen song)

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"Nothing Lasts Forever"
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Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Evergreen
Released 20 June 1997
Format 7" single, CD single
Genre Alternative rock
Label London
Songwriter(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson
Producer(s) Echo & the Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"Inside Me, Inside You"
"Nothing Lasts Forever"
"I Want to Be There"
"Inside Me, Inside You"
"Nothing Lasts Forever"
"I Want to Be There"
Alternative cover
Alternate CD cover
Alternate CD cover
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
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Artistdirect 2/5 stars link
MSN Music 2.5/5 stars link

"Nothing Lasts Forever" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released in 1997. It was the first single released after Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson reformed the band. It was also the first single to be released from their 1997 album, Evergreen. It reached number 8 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] The single was released as a 7-inch single and as two separate CD versions – apart from the title track all three releases had different track listings. The French and German versions of the CD releases also had different track listings.

The video was shot in Marrakech, Morocco.[2]

It was the last song to be played by Janice Long on her final show on Radio 2, on 26 January 2017.

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch and Les Pattinson.

UK 7-inch release (London LON396)
  1. "Nothing Lasts Forever"
  2. "Hurricane"
  3. "Jonny"
UK CD release (London LONCD396)
  1. "Nothing Lasts Forever" – 3:53
  2. "Watchtower" – 4:25
  3. "Polly" – 4:17
UK alternate CD release (London LOCDP396)
  1. "Nothing Lasts Forever" – 3:55
  2. "Colour Me In" – 4:00
  3. "Antelope" – 2:44
French/German CD release (London 8509612)
  1. "Nothing Lasts Forever"
  2. "Colour Me In"
  3. "Antelope"
  4. "Jonny"
French/German alternate CD release (London 8509592)
  1. "Nothing Lasts Forever"
  2. "Watchtower"
  3. "Polly"
  4. "Hurricane"

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1997) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 8





  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Adams, Chris. 2002. Turquoise Days: The Weird World of Echo & the Bunnymen. New York: Soft Skull. p. 276. ISBN 1-887128-89-1

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