Single: Oliver's Army
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|Release date||Media||Catalog number||Comments|
|1979-02-02||7"||Radar ADA 31||UK, ps|
|1979-03-__||7"||Radar WB/RAD 17.344||Holland/Germany, ps|
|1979-__-__||7"||Smash Records TAR 8||Sweden, ps|
|1979-__-__||7"||Radar/Warner P-387F||Japan, ps|
|1979-__-__||7"||Radar ADA 31||UK, acetate|
|2003-10-27||5" CD||Edsel ADA 31||UK, available only in Singles, Volume 1 box set|
- #2 (UK)
- Went gold (500,000 copies) in the UK (date unknown).
- With just a rhythm track and vocals, Oliver's Army was almost dropped from the album and relegated to being a b-side, but then Steve came up with the ABBA-esque piano intro.
- The production on My Funny Valentine was incorrectly credited to Nick Lowe on initial copies. Also, the performer of the track was corrected to just EC.