I'd Really Love to See You Tonight

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"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
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Big Tree Records 1976 single cover
Single by England Dan & John Ford Coley
from the album Nights Are Forever
B-side "It's Not The Same"
ReleasedMay 1976
Format 7"
Genre Soft rock
Label Big Tree (US) Atlantic (UK)
Songwriter(s) Parker McGee
Producer(s) Kyle Lehning
England Dan & John Ford Coley singles chronology
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight"
"Nights Are Forever Without You"

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