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|Single by Roxy Music|
|B-side||"The Pride and the Pain"|
|Released||23 February 1973|
|Recorded||February 1973 at AIR Studios, London|
|Genre||Art rock, glam rock|
|Length||3:00 (Original Island version)|
2:52 (Polydor remix)
|Roxy Music singles chronology|
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