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The Best Years of Our Lives (45th Anniversary) Blue&Orange 180g 2LP


Release Date: 29 January 2021

Format: LP Double Vinyl

Label: Chrysalis Records


STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL The Best Years of Our Lives (45th Anniversary) Limited  Blue & Orange 180gram Vinyl 2LP Set



THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES was Steve Harley’s third album and the first to feature the artist name as Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel.

Featuring the million selling worldwide timeless classic ‘Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)’’ ‘Best Years’ also includes ‘Mr. Raffles’ and ‘The Mad, Mad Moonlight’. Recorded in December 1974, co-produced by Alan Parsons (Pink Floyd, Paul McCartney) and released in March 1975, it reached Top 5 in the UK album charts and remained in the Top 50 for 20 weeks.

This 45th Anniversary Limited Edition features a bonus disc with a rough mix of ‘Make Me Smile’, an acoustic version of the title track and an epic 10 minute live rendition of ‘Sebastian’, originally the b-side of ‘Mr. Raffles’.

Steve Harley is still very active on the live circuit and recently released his first album of covers entitled ‘Uncovered’.

This new vinyl edition of ‘The Best Years of Our Lives’ has been pressed on 180g vinyl on blue and orange vinyl, remastered and cut from the original 1973 quarter inch production master tape by Alchemy Mastering.

Featured Tracks:

Disc 1 - Side A

1. Introducing 'The Best Years' (2014 Remastered Version)
2. The Mad Mad Moonlight (2014 Remastered Version)
3. Mr Raffles (Man, It Was Mean) [2014 Remastered Version]
4. It Wasn't Me (2014 Remastered Version)
5. Panorama (2014 Remastered Version)

Disc 1 - Side B

1. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [2014 Remastered Version]
2. Back To The Farm (2014 Remastered Version)
3. 49th Parallel (2014 Remastered Version)
4. The Best Years Of Our Lives (2014 Remastered Version)

Disc 2 - Side A

1. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [Rough Mix]
2. Another Journey (2014 Remastered Version)
3. The Best Years Of Our Lives (Acoustic Version)
4. Mr Raffles (Man, It Was Mean)

Disc 2 - Side B

1. The Mad, Mad Moonlight (Live At Hammersmith Odeon, London, 14th April 1975) [2014 Remastered Version]