Red (Elbow song)

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Single by Elbow
from the album Asleep in the Back
B-side Vum Garda", "About Time", "The Crow
Released 23 April 2001
Format CD, 7" vinyl, digital download
Recorded 1998-2000
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:11
Label V2
Songwriter(s) Guy Garvey, Elbow
Producer(s) Steve Osborne, Ben Hillier, Elbow
Elbow singles chronology
"Powder Blue"
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"Powder Blue"

"Red" is a single by English rock band Elbow and the first single from their first album, Asleep in the Back. It was released on 23 April 2001 in two formats: 7" vinyl and two CDs. The 7" vinyl version had the LP colored red for the single[clarification needed] and had a slightly longer version of "Vum Garda". "Red" had been previously released on The Noisebox EP, which contained an earlier version of the song. "Vum Garda" was also released on the 12" Vinyl pressing of Asleep in the Back. The CDs were released with two different sets of art work that were similar to the one on the 7" vinyl.

In an interview, Guy Garvey claims the song was inspired by a friend with a severe drug addiction: "This was about a concern for a friend who was doing too much speed, to the point where I worried how it was going to turn out for her. She's fine as it turns out."

Track listing[edit]

7" vinyl
  1. "Red" (Album Version) – 5:11
  2. "Vum Garda" – 8:05
  1. "Red" (Single Edit) – 3:47
  2. "Vum Garda" – 7:55
  3. "About Time" – 5:45
  1. "Red" (Album Version) – 5:04
  2. "The Crow" (Acoustic Version) – 2:36
  3. "Newborn" (Acoustic Version) – 3:12

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