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Holiday '80 (single) sleeve


April 1980

ROCK 'N' ROLL b/w Being Boiled, Dancevision*

7" single, Virgin SV 105

This single featured an edited version of the medley on the Holiday '80 double single, which faded out before the track segued into Night Clubbing. (This edited version has only been officially released on CD in Australia, on the revised Travelogue album.) Marianne, previously the lead track on the double single, was also missing from this single release.

The group had been reluctant to release this single (read their views on cover versions on the Rock 'N' Roll: Only After Dark page), but eventually allowed Virgin to issue it.

This single fared better in the UK charts than the double pack, entering the Top 75 on May 3 1980 and reaching Number 56 during its five-week chart run.
Unusually, the group were asked to appear on the BBC TV show Top Of The Pops, even though the show traditionally only featured current Top 40 hits at that time.
As with the double single, there were pressing problems with this record - some of the pressings contained Being Boiled on the A-side, instead of Rock 'N' Roll (which was listed on the label).
Rock 'N' Roll written by Glitter/Leander, Being Boiled written by Ware/Marsh/Oakey, Dancevision written by Marsh/Ware
Produced by The Human League & John Leckie, except *Ian Marsh & Martyn Ware
B-sides available on: Travelogue CD (Virgin CDV 2133)
Holiday '80 (double)
Holiday '80 (double)