For the completist
collector there are a couple of singles truly worth tracking down a copy of, and
this is one of them! Whichever print,
you'll find that the single contains the original track of
"The Long March" as available in the 1979 "China" album,
and as a bonus, the B-side of the single has a different version of the same track named "The
Long March (Part II)".
This other version of
"The Long March" is exactly the same composition and arrangement as the
original, but with lyrics sung on top of it. The lyrics are sung by the children
of the Orleons Infant School Twickenham, who also wrote them. The sales of the
single were used to raise money for UNICEF.
Side1: The Long March
Side2: The Long March
and produced by Vangelis.
Lyrics by the children of the Orleons Infant School Twickenham.
Polydor 2001 888 West
1979 Polydor POSP 57 UK
Note that the German print
of the single has a different picture sleeve than the other two. The Holland
sleeved single seems the hardest one to find nowadays.
This song is recorded in Nemo Studios, London.
For the lyrics of this song, go to
lyrics: The Long March 2
together with the children of the Orleons Infant School Twickenham.