It's Alright For You
|"It's Alright For You"|
|Recorded by The Police|
|Album(s):||Reggatta de Blanc|
|Writer(s):||Sting, Stewart Copeland|
|Producer(s):||Stewart Copeland, Sting, Andy Summers, Nigel Gray|
|Studio(s):||Surrey Sound Studios|
|Released as single?||NO|
About the song
Stewart Copeland probably recorded the instrumental demo for this track around Christmas 1978 (as he named it "XMass Rave"). It's only 2:17 long and doesn't feature any real drums - it plays two verses, two choruses and then fades out after a possible third verse... There are some additional guitar ideas which sound very much like Klark Kent. Stewart mentioned that the main backing track on Reggatta de Blanc was "Kent", the rhythm guitar and bass might even have been taken directly from the demo.
In an alternate mix from Surrey Sound Studios the main guitar is a bit louder and there are additional slide guitar solo elements during the final chorus. In this chorus Sting's vocals on the LP version seem to be a mix from two vocal takes - where he sings "for you and you and you'n'you and you". This is just "for you and you and you" on the alternate version.
Starting at around 2:45 minutes there's some talking on the song, which might be Sting and / or Stewart Copeland... the first part is hard to understand, the second one could be "who knows?", the third part could be "take me out"...
- Sting – bass guitar (?), vocals
- Andy Summers – guitar
- Stewart Copeland – guitar, bass guitar (?), drums
"It's Alright For You" appears on the following album releases:
|Cover art||Album title||Release date||Release country|
|Reggatta de Blanc||1979-10-02||United Kingdom|
|Message In A Box: The Complete Recordings||1993-09-30||United Kingdom|
"It's Alright For You" appears on the following video and dvd releases:
|Cover art||Video title||Release date||Release country|
|Outlandos to Synchronicities: A History of The Police Live!||1995-05-01||United Kingdom|
Lyrics are property and copyright of their owners, and provided here for educational purposes only.
Wake up Make up Bring it up Shake up Stand by Don’t cry Watching while the world die Big car Movie star Hot tip Go far Blind date Too late Take a bus Don’t wait It’s alright for you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you For you and you and you and you and you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you For you and you and you Limp wrist Tight fist Contact No twist Black dress No mess Mmm, don’t want no less Stand by Don’t cry Watching while the world die Three lane Fast lane Standing in the cold rain It’s alright for you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you For you and you and you and you and you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you For you Headlight High life Can’t sleep Good night Up tight Big fight Big deal Too right Big town Don’t drown Jump back Turn around No life Flick knife Finish off my life It’s alright for you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you For you and you and you and you and you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you It’s alright for you For you
Quotations and trivia
"Those are the only bits I've done it on. I had some very heavy brass slides made specially in England. You couldn't buy them. They're quite big. I like them becaues you get a lot more tone out of them. Next To You uses just the standard open E and G tunings. I was very into slide for a while. I also like open tunings, but I don't use them with The Police."
Alternative and cover versions
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