Far Far Away

UK, 11th October, 1974
Polydor Records - 2058 522

Far Far Away was the lead single released from the band's first Soundtrack Album and fifth Studio Album, "Slade In Flame", in promotion of the upcoming film of the same name.  The single reached Number 2 in the UK Singles Charts, remaining in the charts for six weeks.
Nod actually wanted the chorus and the title of the song to be "Rockin' All Over The World" (this was a good three years before Status Quo actually covered John Fogerty's song of the same name!), but Jim insisted that they went with "Far Far Away".
UK / Belgian  Picture Cover of "Far Far Away".




A Juke-Box Card!

 France - Polydor - 1974.


Germany - Polydor - 1974.

Netherlands - Polydor - 1974.


 Portugal - Polydor - 1974.


Spain - Polydor - 1974.


Yugoslavia - Polydor - 1974.

Australia - Polydor - 1975.

Lebanon - "Far Far Away" - 1974.

Netherlands, 1989 - 7", Vinyl, Single.
BR Music - BR 45229.
Far Far Away / How Does It Feel :-








Germany, 1975 - "Far Far Away" (And Other Super Hits)
Karussell LP - 2435 603
The song title was actually used for this German Compilation Album, the following year:-





Germany, 1993 - "Still Crazy & Alive" CD Single
Two track, Polydor 861 816-2


Three track, Polydor 861 817-2



Germany, 1999 - "Far Far Away" (And Other Super Hits)
Karussell CD - 2435 603
The Vinyl LP was also reissued in CD format in 1999:-




Noddy Holder Young's Food Chip Shop frozen fish advert




My thanks to Chris 'The Historian' Selby for his relentless research. It is said, in certain circles, that Walsall Archives have a seat reserved specifically for him and that Wolverhampton archives consult him when searching the Express & Star


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Far Far Away
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

I've seen the yellow lights go down the Mississippi
I've seen the bridges of the world and they're for real;
I've had a red light of the wrist without me even gettin' kissed
It still seems so unreal.

I've seen the mornings in the mountains of Alaska
I've seen the sunset in the east and in the west;
I've sang the glory that was Rome,
And passed the hound dog singer's home;
It still seems for the best.

And I'm far, far away
With my head up in the clouds
And I'm far, far away
With my feet down in the crowds
Lettin' loose around the world
But the call of home is loud still as loud.

I've seen the Paris lights from high upon Montmartre
And felt the silence hanging low in no man's land;
And all those Spanish nights were fine,
It wasn't only from the wine;
It still seems all in hand.

I've seen the yellow lights go down the Mississippi
The grand Bahama island stories carry on;
And all those arigato smiles
Stay in your memory for a while;
There still seems more to come.

And I'm far, far away
With my head up in the clouds
And I'm far, far away
With my feet down in the crowds
And I'm far, far away
But the sound of home is loud still as loud.


O.K. Yesterday Was Yesterday
(Noddy Holder & Jimmy Lea)

Boys get tight ooh what a sight ready to use their charms
Girls might just stay out all night ain't gonna do 'em no harm

Lady Luck will do what she oughta
No place left to lock up your daughter
No way out time's getting shorter
Makin' sure your life carries on

I say O.K. Yesterday was yesterday
I say O.K. today's a better day
I say O.K. Yesterday was yesterday
I say O.K. today's a better day

All young boys play with their toys, call it a teddy bear
Girls instead take theirs to bed to keep it from getting scared

Lady Luck will do what she oughta
No place left to lock up your daughter
No way out time's getting shorter
Makin' sure your life carries on

Boys get tight out for a fight, love kickin' up a din
Girls just might know how to bite, hug 'em and they'll soon give in

Lady Luck will do what she oughta
No place left to lock up your daughter
No way out time's getting shorter
Makin' sure your life carries on

O.K. Yesterday was yesterday
I say O.K. today's a better day

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