- Apple of My Eye (Badfinger song)
Name = Apple of My Eye
from Album = Ass
B-side = "Blind Owl"
Released = December 1973
Length = 3:03
Label = Apple
Producer = Chris Thomas
Last single = "Baby Blue"
This single = "Apple of My Eye"
Next single = "Love Is Easy"
(1973)"Apple of My Eye" is a song recorded by the rock/pop band
Badfingerfor inclusion on their 1973 album, "Ass." The song was written and sung by Pete Ham, produced by Chris Thomas and Badfinger, and released on Apple Records.
Ham wrote the song about his mixed feelings upon the band's leaving Apple Records (which was the "
apple of my eye" to Ham) to pursue a larger contract by moving to Warner Bros. Records.Matovina, Dan. [http://www.mindspring.com/~crimson3/ "Without You: The Tragic Story of Badfinger."] ISBN 0-9657122-2-2.] The same concern is reflected on the "Ass" album cover, which shows a donkey following a carrot into the distance. Coincidentally, it was the last single (Apple 49) released by Apple before its collapse that wasn't performed by an ex-Beatle.
Due to Apple's financial chaos and its problems with the group, no new picture sleeve was created for the single, although some countries (such as the Netherlands, shown here) used a variant of the "Day After Day" sleeve. [ [http://apple.relocution.com/wiki/index.php?title=Apple_49 Scraping the Barrel: Apple 49] . Retrieved 4-30-2008.] It would become the original group's last single to chart in the U.S., although it peaked at a disappointing number 102 on Billboard's Pop Singles chart.
In most countries,
Tom Evans' "Blind Owl" was released as the B-side. However, in Japan, "Apple of My Eye" was backed with Mike Gibbins' song "Cowboy", and in the Philippines, Evans' "When I Say" was the B-side.
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