Please Forgive Me (David Gray song)

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"Please Forgive Me"
Please Forgive Me - CD Single.jpg
Single by David Gray
from the album White Ladder
Released 22 November 1999
16 October 2000 (re-issue)
Format CD, 10", 12"
Genre Folk rock
Length 5:35
Label IHT, EastWest
Songwriter(s) David Gray
Producer(s) David Gray, Iestyn Polson, Craig McClune
David Gray singles chronology
"Babylon"
(1999)
"Please Forgive Me"
(1999)
"Babylon"
(2000)
"Babylon"
(1999)
"Please Forgive Me"
(1999)
"Babylon"
(re-issue)
(2000)
David Gray singles chronology
"Babylon"
(re-issue)
(2000)
"Please Forgive Me"
(re-issue)
(2000)
"This Year's Love"
(re-issue)
(2001)
Alternative covers
US promo CD cover
US promo CD cover

"Please Forgive Me" is a song by singer-songwriter David Gray, from his fourth album White Ladder. The song was released as the third single on 12" vinyl on 22 November 1999, then re-issued as the fifth single on CD and 10" vinyl on 16 October 2000. On its first release in November 1999, it reached #72 on the UK Singles Chart,[1] while the 2000 re-issue peaked at #18.

Gray said in an interview that the inspiration of the song came from "nowhere."[2] Paul Hartnoll of Orbital was commissioned to remix the song. The remix was pressed as 10" and 12" promos,[3] and was featured as the "record of the week" on Pete Tong's Essential Selection, gaining massive airplay in Ibiza.[2]

"Please Forgive Me" was featured in the 2001 Irish film On the Edge and also briefly featured in the pilot of the US TV show Scrubs.

The song was also chosen to be showcased on MusicMatch Jukebox as a sample on Windows XP in 2001 roughly by HP.

Track listings[edit]

UK CD single[4]
  1. "Please Forgive Me" (Radio Edit) – 3:31
  2. "Please Forgive Me" (Paul Hartnoll Remix) – 6:27
  3. "Babylon" (Live at The Point, Dublin, 22 December 1999) – 8:37
  4. "Please Forgive Me" (Enhanced Video)
UK 10" promo vinyl[5]
  1. "Please Forgive Me" (Paul Hartnoll Remix) – 6:27
  2. "Please Forgive Me" (Paul Hartnoll Remix II) – 6:27
UK 12" promo vinyl[6]
  1. "Please Forgive Me" (Paul Hartnoll Remix) – 6:27
  2. "Please Forgive Me" (Original 12" Version) – 5:35
US promo CD single[7]
  1. "Please Forgive Me" (Single Mix) – 3:59
  2. "Please Forgive Me" (UK Mix) – 3:45

Personnel[edit]

  • Voice, guitar, piano, keyboard: David Gray
  • Drums, keyboard, voice: Craig McClune
  • Programmer: Iestyn Polson

References[edit]

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