Those Were the Days is a retrospective compilation of music recorded by the British rock band Cream, released on 23 September 1997. It comprises four compact discs and includes almost every studio track released during the band's active lifetime, with the exception of the original "Passing The Time" from Wheels of Fire, and all but three tracks from the live material recorded in 1968 and released on Wheels of Fire, Goodbye, and the two Live Cream volumes of 1970 and 1972
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It deals with reminiscence upon youth and romantic idealism. Mary Hopkin's 1968 debut single of "Those Were the Days" (producer, Paul McCartney) became a number one hit on the UK Singles Chart
McCartney brought Those Were the Days to the table after hearing it in a London club performed by the English lyricist Gene Raskin. Arranger Richard Hewson remembers the earliest moments of his involvement. He had recently graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London, during which time he and a gentleman by the name of Peter Asher had been in jazz band together. I’m pretty sure Paul played guitar on the session, Hewson recalls. She also addressed a question about McCartney, who was known to slap his thigh for rhythm on her album, Postcard. It’s hard to remember all the exact details from so long ago but here are a few answers for you, she wrote. I did not play guitar on ‘Those Were the Days. Paul played acoustic guitar.
Those were the days my friend We thought they'd never end We'd sing and dance forever and a day We'd live the life we choose We'd fight and never lose For we were young and sure to have our way La la la l. .
While this isn't traditional bluegrass by any means, it's still rootsy acoustic music, due to both the instrumentation and choice of songs, which are, with the exceptions of Tommy James' "Crimson and Clover" and John Lennon's "Imagine," firmly within the folk and folk-rock tradition of the '60s.
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|A||Those Were The Days
Composed By – C. Strouse*, L. Adams*
|B||It's A Small World
Composed By – R.M. Sherman*, R.B. Sherman*
- Producer – Papa Joe Music*
NotesAudition Copy - Not For Sale
From the album 8092 "Street Fair". Wonderland music Co., Inc. (BMI) Tandem Music Col (ASCAP)
Those Were The Days - Theme From TV series "All In The Family"
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- Matrix / Runout (Label side A): S1312
- Matrix / Runout (Label side B): S1313
|R-926||The Magic Organ||Those Were The Days / It's A Small World (7", Single)||Ranwood||R-926||US||1972|