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Longest 45 RPM Single Ever Recorded

Side B - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Incident on 57th Street

 

 

The longest playing single on a 45 RPM record is the live version of "Incident on 57th Street", Side B on the Bruce Springsteen 45 RPM "Fire" at 10 minutes and 3 seconds.

 

 

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band Side B 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, Side B is listed at 10:27, however, Discogs provides the following information which states that Side B is recorded at 33 1/3 (not 45 RPM like its Side A):

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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