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The Letter/Neon Rainbow.

The Letter/Neon Rainbow is an album by American blue-eyed soul band The Box Tops, released in 1967. Following "The Letter" reaching number one on the singles charts, The Letter/Neon Rainbow was quickly assembled for a follow up. The album peaked at number 87 on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1968. Most of the backing tracks were performed by session musicians, however the original group played the hit "The Letter".

Авторы текста и музыки. Wayne Carson Thompson.

Produced by Dan Penn. Album The Letter/Neon Rainbow. Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane I ain't got time to take a fast train Lonely days are gone, I'm a goin' home My baby jus' wrote me a letter. I don't care how much money I gotta spend I got to get back to my baby again Lonely days are gone, I'm a goin' home My baby jus' wrote me a letter. Well, she wrote me a letter Saying she couldn't live without me no more Listen mister can't you see I gotta get back to my baby once more Any way, yeah. The Box Tops was released as a single in the summer of ‘67, reaching in the United States. What have the artists said about the song? Singer Alex Chilton about his producer’s role –. coached me pretty heavily on singing anything we ever did. In a lot of cases, it sounds more like him singing than it sounds like me. "The Letter" Track Info. Written By Wayne Carson.

Label variation compared with The Box Tops - The Letter, Neon Rainbow: has Amy/Mala/Bell logos at bottom of label. BELL 6011-S on cover, BELL 6011 on liner and labels. Recorded at American Recording Studios, In. Memphis, Tenn. Matrix, Runout (Matrix side A, on label): 6011-SA-BW. Matrix, Runout (Matrix side B, on label): 6011-SB-BW. Matrix, Runout (Runout side A, stamped): 6011SA.

The Letter" is a song written by Wayne Carson Thompson and made famous by The Box Tops and their singer, Alex Chilton, released in 1967 on the album of the same name. It reached number one on the . Billboard Hot 100 and number five on the UK singles chart. The song was popular during the Vietnam War and was also included in the computer game Battlefield Vietnam. Rolling Stone ranked it on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

The Letter wasn’t the Box Tops’ only hit; Cry Like A Baby made it to six months later. The Box Tops were busy for a while, cranking out five albums in two years. But the members of the band quickly lost interest. By the beginning of 1970, Chilton and guitarist Gary Talley were the only original members left, and they decided to call it a day. (They reunited a few times over the years, even releasing an album in 1998. BONUS BEATS: Here’s the cover of The Letter that the Box Tops’ fellow Memphis musician Al Green released in 1969, on his Green Is Blues album: And here’s the Notorious . s 1997 track The Long Kiss Goodnight, which producer RZA built around a sample of Green’s cover of The Letter : So that’s how we get from Big Star to Biggie Smalls in four degrees of separation.

The Box Tops singles chronology. Neon Rainbow" (1967). The Letter" is a pop rock song first recorded by the American group the Box Tops in 1967. Written by Wayne Carson, it was sung in a gruff blue-eyed soul style by Alex Chilton. The song was the group's first and biggest record chart hit, reaching number one in the United States and Canada. It was also an international success and reached the top ten in several other countries. The Letter" launched Chilton's career and inspired numerous cover. Rolling Stone magazine included the Box Tops original at number 372 on its list of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time"; the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame added it to the list of the "500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll" YouTube Encyclopedic.

Album: The Letter/Neon Rainbow (1967). Charted: 5 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song. Gimme a ticket for an aeroplane Ain't got time to take a fast train Lonely days are gone, I'm a-goin' home My baby, just-a wrote me a letter, my baby just-a wrote me a letterWriter/s: MIKLOS ROZSA Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind. More songs from The Box Tops. More songs that were an artist's first hit. More songs that were hits for more than one artist.

Features Song Lyrics for The Box Tops's The Letter, Neon Rainbow album. 11. Turn On a Dream (Remastered 1996) Lyrics.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A The Letter
Written-By – Wayne Carson*
B Happy Times
Written-By – Penn*, Oldham*

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – Earl Barton Music
  • Published By – Press Music
  • Lacquer Cut At – Longwear Plating
  • Pressed By – Bestway Products Inc.


  • Producer – Dan Penn

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): 8163
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): 8164
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): 8163 LW B
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): 8164 LW

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SSR 77,001 The Box Tops* The Letter ‎(7", RE) Sphere Sound Records SSR 77,001 US 1970
FLB 39 The Box Tops* The Letter / Happy Times ‎(7", Single, RE) Flashback Records FLB 39 US Unknown
MALA 565X The Box Tops* The Letter ‎(7", Single) Bell Records MALA 565X Canada 1967
QGT 080X The Box Tops* The Letter ‎(7", RE) Bell Records QGT 080X Canada Unknown
565 The Box Tops* The Letter ‎(7", Single, RP, Ame) Mala 565 US 1967

The Box Tops - The Letter FLAC album
The Letter
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