100 Great Songs From The British Invasion: ‘Out Of Time”- Chris Farlowe. The ‘Out Of Time” I am most familiar with is the original by The Rolling Stones- from their Aftermath album. While it didn’t crack the Top 100 in the United States- Chris Farlowe’s version of the song- was a huge smash in the UK- going to #1 in 1966. Chris Farlowe was born in North London in 1950. He began his career in 1957 with a group called the Thunderbirds. In 1962 he became a solo artist. He would end up having 4 UK Top 40 hits- ‘Out Of Time’ was by far the most successful- and his signature song. Guess what session man at the time played guitar on the album- none other than Jimmy Page. Produced by Mick Jagger. While I prefer The Rolling Stones original- I do like this cover a lot.
Single: ‘Out Of Time’- Chris Farlowe/ Written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards/ Record Company- Immediate / Time: 3:14/ Recorded April 27-30 1966, May 6, 1966/ Released June 17, 1966/ Produced by Mick Jagger/ Bubbling under Hot 100 at #122 in US Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart.
Perhaps he was born a tad earlier, child labour laws in England being a little less Victorian? He can’t be that out of time, surely? Sorry, I’m being silly; seriously a good vocal take; and it was a decent hit in the Old Empire areas at the time.
This is a song that could be covered in all genres and still sound good. Excellent tune.
This is a good one, that I bet people don’t readily think of with the British Invasion.