Longest 45 RPM Single Ever Recorded
B-Side - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Incident on 57th Street
FACTOLA: The longest playing single on a 45 RPM record is the live version of Incident on 57th Street, B-Side of the Bruce Springsteen 45 RPM Fire, at 10 minutes and 3 seconds.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band B-Side of Incident on 57th Street (Live Verson) 10:03
Recording date: January 1987
Label: Columbia, Fire 45 RPM 7" Single
The May 1976 45 RPM record "Lunar Sea" by Camel, B-Side is listed at 10:27, however, Discogs provides the following information which states that B-Side is recorded at 33 1/3 (not 45 RPM like its A-Side):
Track A: 1976 Gama Records Ltd. ZXDR 59237 45 RPM
Track B (Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon, London): 1976 Gama Records Ltd. ZXDR 59238 33 1/3 RPM
Other 45's known for their length of play on a single side are The Beatles' "Hey Jude" at 7:11 and "MacArthur Park" by Richard Harris at 7:20.
"Hey Jude" Apple Records, 1968 7:11
"MacArthur Park" Richard Harris 7:20
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