Out Of Time (Chris Farlowe)

28 JULY 1966

'Out Of Time' by Chris Farlowe reached #1 in the UK, where it stayed for one week. In the US it only got to #122 on the Billboard chart, showing just how out of synch the cross-Atlantic charts could be sometimes.

This was Farlowe's sixth single release since 1962. He hadn't enjoyed too much success (the highlight being a #37 earlier in 1966 with the Jagger/Richards song 'Think), and 'Out Of Time' rocketed to the top to become his biggest-ever hit. It was also written by Jagger and Richards and had featured on the Stones 1966 album 'Aftermath'. This recording was also produced by Jagger himself, who contributed backing vocals. The Rolling Stones released a third version as a single in 1975, using the orchestration and backing vocals from Farlowe's cover and a new female backing vocal. It is Farlowe's version, however, that stands out because of the sheer quality of his 'blue-eyed soul' voice. He did not enjoy massive chart success after this but released a number of excellent recordings.

B-side: 'Baby Make It Soon'
Released: 12 July 1966
Recorded: Olympic Studios, London
Highest chart position: #1 (UK), #122 (US)
Label: Immediate
Length: 3:14
Label: Immediate IM 035
Writers: Jagger/Richards
Producer: Mick Jagger

Out Of Time (Chris Farlowe)