Billy Idol – Rebel Yell (Extended Version) (12″)

Starting with a very short series of posts of stuff that should be on here but isn’t – filling the gaps!

Pouting and with the words Idol obscuring his first name , reborn as a fully fledged rock God, William Michael Albert Broad hit mega stardom with this track. Here in it’s full phat “Extended Version” produced by Keith Forsey adding a bit more rock and synth to proceedings. A classic , nuff said!

Credit where credit is due he could perform live and delivers the goods on a rather sweary and punky “(Do Not) Stand In The Shadows.” Rock riffing abounds on the powerful “Blue Highway.”

Both recorded at The Hollywood Palladium, California in March 1984. Both tracks were written and produced with Steve Stevens (as well as the A-side) the true writing force behind Idol’s stuff.


Chrysalis ‎– IDOLX 6sam_5100

A Rebel Yell (Extended Version) 4:50
B1 (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows (Live) 3:15
B2 Blue Highway (Live) 6:10

7 responses

  1. Always annoyed at this release. the “extended version” is just the album version. what a rip off for people who were expecting an actual remix or extended version.

  2. I agree (and your name made me do a double-take!!).
    I was suckered into buying every single IDOL release back in the day (the 7-inch singles, the 12-inch singles, the picture discs, the poster-packs…. gah!!!) and this one always galled me significantly; his other EPs promised remixes and delivered, but for some reason REBEL YELL was released at least twice as an “EXTENDED MIX” only to have the LP version on it.
    I adored those live b-sides when they were released, though esp. BLUE HIGHWAY.

  3. Well, the 7″ version is 3:46, so you can call this extended. It does not matter if it was on the album or not, it’s longer, so extended version.

    1. I don’t agree – if that’s the case, then every single album-cut is an “extended mix”. That’s madness! 😉
      If anything, the single should have also included the 7-inch version, since it’s much more rare than the version everybody already knows and loves.

  4. Please re-up!!

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