When We Was Fab    b/w    Zig Zag
12" adds That's The Way It Goes

George Harrison
 
When We Was Fab - Front Cover When We Was Fab - Rear Cover
When We Was Fab - Front Cover When We Was Fab - Rear Cover
Label Dark Horse
Catalogue No. W 8131
Release Date 25th January 1988
U.K. Chart Detail :
Entry Date :6th February 1988
Highest Position :25
Weeks in Chart :7 Weeks
Detail : George's eighteenth solo single.
The A-side was lifted from the "Cloud Nine" album, but the B-side is an instrumental from the 1986 film "Shanghai Surprise" made by George's Handmade Films company.

On the same day of original release, a cassette single appears (catalogue number 928131-4) AND a 12" single (W 8131 T). The 12" has two extra tracks; "When We Was Fab" (Reverse ending mix) and "That's The Way It Goes", which is a remixed different version of the "Gone Troppo" track.

One week after the single release, a limited edition box set came out, containing the original single in a very slightly different cover, a full-colour poster and an amusing cut-out with George pictured wearing his Sergeant Pepper outfit (see below !)
Also I've shown the label, which has the solitary dark horse that also appeared on "Got My Mind Set On You", but not on the first release of this record.

A further week later on 8th February, a 3" C.D. single appears (W 8131 CD) AND a 12" picture disc single (W 8131 TP) which both have the same contents as the earlier 12". The 12" picture disc has a similar style picture to the original cover on one side, and a brilliant sixties style colourful different picture on the other (both pictured below).

One final observation, from "Got My Mind Set On You" the numbering of the singles goes in a descending number sequence, I haven't as yet ascertained why !

When We Was Fab - First Label When We Was Fab - Boxset Label
When We Was Fab - Original Label When We Was Fab - Boxset Label
When We Was Fab - Boxset cover When We Was Fab - Boxset insert
When We Was Fab - Boxset Cover When We Was Fab - Boxset Free Insert
When We Was Fab - 12inch Front When We Was Fab - 12inch Rear
When We Was Fab - 12inch Front When We Was Fab - 12inch Rear


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