Timeless Melody

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"Timeless Melody"
The La's - Timeless Melody cover.jpg
Single by The La's
from the album The La's
B-side "Clean Prophet"
Released 3 September 1990
Format 7", 12" CS, CD
Recorded 1989–1990
Eden Studios, London
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:01
Label Go! Discs (GOLAS 4)
Writer(s) L.A. Mavers
Producer(s) Steve Lillywhite[1]
The La's singles chronology
"There She Goes"
"Timeless Melody"
"There She Goes"

"Timeless Melody" is a pop song written by Liverpool singer/guitarist Lee Mavers and recorded by Mavers' band, The La's.


Music video[edit]

The music video contains footage from live shows (parts of which are slowed down),depictions of Egyptian hieroglyphs, a short animated sequence, and clips shot at a studio.The video ends with a view of the night sky with stars forming the name of the band.

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • All songs written by L.A. Mavers (except where stated).
7" single (GOLAS 4)
Cassette single (LASMC 4)
  1. "Timeless Melody" – 3:03
  2. "Clean Prophet" – 1:48
12" single (GOLAS 412)
CD single (LASCD 4)
  1. "Timeless Melody" – 3:03
  2. "Clean Prophet" – 1:48
  3. "Knock Me Down" – 3:16
  4. "Over" – 5:01 (Mavers/Power)


The La's[2]

  • Lee Mavers – guitar, vocals
  • John Power – bass, backing vocals
  • Peter "Cammy" Camell – guitar
  • Neil Mavers – drums
  • Barry Sutton – guitar (on "Clean Prophet")
  • Chris Sharrock – drums (on "Clean Prophet")
  • Paul Hemmings – guitar (on "Knock Me Down" and "Over")
  • John "Timmo" Timson – drums (on "Knock Me Down" and "Over")
  • Steve Lillywhite – producer (on "Timeless Melody")
  • Mark Wallis – additional producer, engineer (on "Timeless Melody")
  • Jeremy Allom – producer (on "Clean Prophet")
  • Mike Haas – engineer (on "Clean Prophet")
  • Gavin MacKillop – producer, engineer (on "Knock Me Down")
Other personnel
  • Ryan Art – design

Chart performance[edit]

Charts (1990–1991) Peak position(s)
UK Singles Chart 57
U.S. Modern Rock Tracks 12

Cover versions[edit]

The Seattle band Pearl Jam covered Timeless Melody in their Binaural Tour on 6/4/2000 when they played at The Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England. During the concert lead singer Eddie Vedder incorrectly stated that the band was going to play a song written by a band from "your town". The concert is available as an Official Bootleg. Pearl Jam went on to play the song several more times on the tour, often as a duet with Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes. Pearl Jam have also performed the song with Death Cab for Cutie in 2004.[3]


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