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SO CLOSE AND YET SO FAR AWAY
Oyster, 1976 (not UK)

So Close And Yet So Far Away
US vinyl
  • US promo release
  • US release
  • Asia Pacific vinyl
  • Thai releases
  • Other vinyl
  • Brazilian release
  • Different choices by US Oyster execs saw this lush ballad released as a single in the US, backed with the lively "The Soldier's Tale" (the latter was briefly revived - to some surprise - in the Acoustic Strawbs live act, the former back in the Electric band repertoire in recent live shows).

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    US vinyl

    "So Close And Yet So Far Away [stereo]"/"So Close And Yet So Far Away [mono]"
    (OY 704, Oyster promo, 1976)
    US promo release

    A date stamped (on the company sleeve the promo came to me in) gives the release date of 16 Aug 1976. The blurb scan is from Alison Brown



    "So Close And Yet So Far Away"/"The Soldier's Tale"
    (OY 704, Oyster, 1976)
    US release

    Originally thought to be promo only, a release copy of this has turned up.


    Asia Pacific vinyl

    Thai releases
    "So Close And Yet So Far Away plus 3 other tracks (TKR 446, 1976?)




    "So Close And Yet So Far Away plus 3 other tracks (EXP 261, 1976?) (*)

    Spotted onlin.


    Other vinyl

    "So Close And Yet So Far Away"/"The Soldier's Tale"
    Brazilian release (AB)

    Seen online.


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