The Other Side of Love

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"The Other Side of Love"
Single by Yazoo
B-side "Ode to Boy"
Released November 15, 1982
October 7, 1996 (CD reissue)
Format 7", 12" (1982)
CD (1996)
Recorded 1982
Genre Synthpop
Length 3:05
Label Mute - YAZ 002
Producer(s) Eric Radcliffe, Yazoo (1982)
Yazoo singles chronology
"Don't Go"/"Situation"
"The Other Side of Love"
"Nobody's Diary"

"The Other Side of Love" is a song by the British synthpop band Yazoo, released in 1982 as their third single. The single peaked at #13 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the band's least successful single and the only one of their four singles to miss the top 10. The track was written by band members Vince Clarke and Alison Moyet, and was originally not included on either of the band's albums (it was later added to a reissue of Upstairs at Eric's). It featured Stiff Records' all-girl band Sylvia and the Sapphires on backing vocals following a chance meeting on the B.A. Robertson show.[1]

The track was not included in the setlist for the duo's 2008 reunion tour. In an interview on the official Yazoo website Moyet explains, "We left out stuff that translated less well to live work. Personally I always thought 'The Other Side of Love' was a bit wank. It is my least favourite track. I didn't like singing it and Vince was not bothered by it so we left it out."[2]

The single's B-side is "Ode to Boy", which appeared on their second album You and Me Both. The cover features original artwork by Alison Moyet.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

7" UK single (Mute YAZ 002)
  1. "The Other Side of Love" - 3:05
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 3:37
12" UK single (Mute 12YAZ 002)
  1. "The Other Side of Love" (Remixed Extended Version) - 5:24
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 3:37
CD (Mute CDYAZ2)
  1. "The Other Side of Love" - 3:05
  2. "Ode to Boy" - 3:37
  3. "The Other Side of Love (Remixed Extended Version) - 5:24

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1982/1983) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[3] 13
Germany (Official German Charts)[4] 35
Ireland (IRMA)[5] 11
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[6] 30


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