Phil Everly

PHIL EVERLY

Born: January 19, 1939
Died: January 3, 2014
Genres: Country, Rockabilly

Member of: The Everly Brothers

basic information

release date 1993 Oct, 7 [CD], 1983 Apr [Cass., LP]
country of manufacture England [CD], Holland / EEC. [Cass., LP]
label BGO Records [CD], Capitol Records [Cass., LP]
catalog no. 1 A 264-86658 [Cass.], BGOCD199 [CD], 1A 064-86658 [LP]
format Cass., CD, LP
note of registration P1982-83 ©1993 BGO Records [CD], P1982-83 Capitol Records Inc. ©1983 Capitol Records Inc. [LP]
recording Eden Studios, London [1982 Nov, 2]
mixing n/a
mastering n/a
production Stuart Colman
credits n/a

musicians

Phil Everly † 28) lead vocals [1-3,5], harmoney vocals [3,6], backing vocals [5]
Cliff Richard lead vocals [1,5], backing vocals [1,5]
Terry Williams 5) drums [1,3,5,6]
Mikey Gee † rhythm guitar [1], electric guitar [1,5]
Mark Knopfler rhythm guitar [1], lead guitar [2,3,5,6], acoustic guitar [6]
John David lead guitar [1]
Pete Wingfield electric piano [1,6], keyboards [2], piano [5,6]
Stuart Coleman † bass [1-3,5,6], 6-string bass [1], reverse [1], lead guitar [1], korg [1], claps [1,6], fingerpops [1,6], percussion [3,5]
Rod Houison percussion [1,], maraccas [6], bass voice [6]
Howard Tibble drums [2]
Roger McKew acoustic guitar [2]
Miriam Stockley backing vocals [2], harmoney vocals [6]
Billy Bremner acoustic guitar [3,5,6], electric guitar [3], tremelo guitar [5]

lyrics

  • 1 she means nothing to me
  • 2 god bless older ladies
  • 3 sweet pretender

she means nothing to me
(John David)

Oh oh well here she comes now
Oh oh I'm on the run now
Pretending just pretending
That I don't see her
Just to teach her
But darling how much longer can I
Keep on living this lie

She means nothing to me
She means nothing to me
I'm still as free as a bird
Don't care what you heard about me
She means nothing to me
No more

Oh oh she's my world
Oh oh not just some girl
Harder, it's getting harder
To fool anyone
Not just her
But I act like a man
She'd expect me to
No tears win her respect
Who am I fooling if I can't fool me
Who believes what their eyes don't see
But I keep on lying

She means nothing to me (She don’t)
She means nothing to me
I'm still as free as a bird
Don't care what you heard about me
She means nothing to me
No more

All my dreams are depending on her
And how good I am pretending that

She means nothing to me
She means nothing to me
I'm still as free as a bird
Don't care what you heard about me
She means nothing to me no more

She means nothing to me (She don’t)
She means nothing to me (Haven't you heard)
I'm still as free as a bird
Don't care what you heard about me
She means nothing to me

She means nothing to me (She don’t)
She means nothing to me (Haven't you heard)
I’m still as free as a bird…..

Warner Bros. Music Ltd.

god bless older ladies
(Phil Everly, Terry Slater)

If I could sing a million words
A million melodies
Could never sing a sweeter song
As you were to me

And I know you’ll always be
Just as sweet a memory to me
When, have you ever been
Sure as you were then
It was love when you gave in
Car, the bedroom was the car
We reached out for the stars
On the wings of a guitar
God bless older ladies
For they made rock and roll
I say God bless older ladies
For they made rock and roll

If I could sing a million words
A million melodies
Could never sing a sweeter song
As you were to me
And I know you’ll always be
Just as sweet a memory to me

White, the sheets were snowy white
In scented candle light
We loved away the night
Time, I recall the time
Rothschild made the wine
Byron made the lines
God bless older ladies
For they made rock and roll
I said God bless older ladies
For they made rock and roll

Oh you know you’ll always be
Just as sweet a memory to me

God bless older ladies
For they made rock and roll
I say God bless older ladies
For they made rock and roll

Bowling Green Music

sweet pretender
(Phil Everly, Terry Slater)

I smiled at you
You smiled at me you too
And I thought your eyes were telling me
What you wanted me to do
So I said “Hello”
I let my feelings show
But you only laughed
And now I just don’t know

Woh-oh sweet pretender
Will you surrender?
Are you teasin’ me?
Will our love ever be?
Sweet pretender

Did I see a sign
That you might be mine
That our romance might have a chance
If we only had some time
I want you to stay
Please don’t walk away
Smile again
And let love find a way

Woh-oh sweet pretender
Will you surrender?
If it’s just a game
I’ll never be same
Sweet pretender

Sweet pretender
Will you surrender?
Are you teasin’ me?
Will our love ever be?
Sweet pretender
Sweet pretender
Sweet pretender

Bowling Green Music

  • 5 I'll mend your broken heart
  • 6 better than now

I'll mend your broken heart
(S. Blandamer)

He may bring you gold and silver
He may buy you many things
I don’t have those kind of comforts
All I have are these words that I sing
Please, let me try
I’ll mend your broken heart

He may wine and dine you darling
With the finest world of charms
I don’t have that kind of credit
But when I hold you in my arms
That’s the way
I’ll mend your broken heart

I’ll mend your broken heart
I’ll mend it with my love
With every tear
With every kiss
With every touch
That’s the way
I’ll mend your broken heart

Let me try
I’ll mend your broken heart

I’ll mend your broken heart
I’ll mend it with my love
With every tear
With every kiss
With every touch
That’s the way
I’ll mend your broken heart

He may treat you, like a princess
Play the games of kings and queens
I don’t care for, rags to riches
I’ll still love you in your old blue jeans
Let me try
I’ll mend your broken heart
Oh, oh, oh, let me try
I’ll mend your broken heart

Patch Music

better than now
(Phil Everly, Terry Slater)

Oh-oh love has never been, better than now
Better than now
And love will never be again, better than now
Better than now
Better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now
I said better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now

Night time dreamer
Bedtime schemer
Your satisfaction guaranteed
My sweet lover
Will never be another
You’re the only one for me, for me, for me

And love has never been, better than now
Better than now
And love will never be again, better than now
Better than now
Better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now
I said better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now

Oh love has never been, better than now
Better than now
And love will never be again, better than now
Better than now
Better than now, sweet mama (Sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now
I said better than now, sweet mama (Sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now
Better than now
Better than now
Better than now
Than now, than now, than now, than now

Midnight walker
Soft word talker
Lovin, lovin’ lady of mine
You sure can move me
You know how to use me
You always make me feel so fine, so fine, so fine

‘Cause love has never been, better than now
Better than now
And love will be again, better than now
Better than now
Better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now
I said better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now
Be nothin' better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Never better than now, sweet mama (sweet, sweet mama)
Oh better than now

Bowling Green Music

notes

³ source: database by Wolf-Dieter Mattick

also available

cover year country of manufacture format label catalog no. note of registration
1987# England CD Magnum Force CDMF 053 ?
2011* Great Britain CD³ BGO BGOCD964 (P) + (C) 2011 Capitol Records LLC

#
another album title: 'Louise'
with a different track sequence and 2 bonus tracks (5. who's gonny keep me warm, 6. one way love):
3. she means nothing to me, 7. sweet pretender, 8. better than now, 10. god bless older ladies, 12. I'll mend your broken heart,

under the same title also available on LP (catalog no.: MFLP 053) and Cass (catalog no.: MFC 053).

*
2011 edition, likewise with the 2 bonus tracks listed above as tracks no. 12 & 13.

  • lp's
  • cassettes
  • singles
  • promos
  • compilations
  • sampler

country of manufacture: Australia • label: EMI / Capitol Records • catalog no.: ST.27670 • note of registration: (P) 1983 Capitol Records Inc.
look at: basic information

1 2 3              
             

    1
    Britannic edition:
    label: Capitol Records • catalog no.: TC-EST 27670 • note of registration: ℗ 1982-83 Capitol Records Inc. © 1983 Capitol Records Inc.

    2
    look at:
    basic information

    3
    English edition:
    title: Louise

    label: Magnum Force • catalog no.: MFC 053 • note of registration: ?

sweet pretender

Compilations

with track she means nothing to me:

presentation Cliff : 40 years of hits          
         
1990 1998          

further Cliff Richard compilations:
private collection : 1979-1988 | the rock connection

Tracks she means nothing to me and I‘ll mend your broken heart also available on

40th anniversary complete

release date: 1998 Feb, 12
country of manufacture: Australia?
label: EMI
catalog no.: 7243 4 93405/2/7
format: 5 CD-BOX
note of registration: (P) & (C) 1998 EMI Music Australia

4.16 she means nothing to me

75 at 75

release date: 2015 Sept, 25
country of manufacture: EU
label: Rhino
catalog no.: 0825646048892
format: 3 CD
note of registration: ..., (P) 2014 Capitol Records Nashville, ..., (P) & (C) 2015 Warner Music UK Limited

2.21 she means nothing to me

¬the¬ best of Cliff Richard & The Shadows

release date: 1999
country of manufacture: UK
label: Reader's Digest Music
catalog no.: 99001BB2 [Cass.], 99001BB3 [CD]
format: 5 Cass., 5 CD
note of registration: (P) & (C) 1999 Reader's Digest

also available:

  • CDBox
  • Cassette 5

  • CDBox - label: Reader's Digest • country of manufacture: Australia • catalog no.: 0350887-1/2/3/4/5 • note of registration: (C) 2000 Readers's Digest • release date: 2000
  • Cassette - label: Reader's Digest • country of manufacture: Australia • catalog no.: ? • note of registration: (C) 2000 Readers's Digest • release date: 2000

¬the¬ definitive hit album, vol. 3

release date: 1989
country of manufacture: Germany
label: EVA / EMI
catalog no.: 7919644 [Cass.], 7919642 [CD], 7919641 [LP]
format: 2 Cass., 2 CD³, 2 LP
note of registration: (P) 1989 EMI Bovema B.V. (C) 1989 Marketed by EMI

2.14 [CD] she means nothing to me

cassette

                 

essential

release date: unknown
country of manufacture: Mexico
label: Elektra
catalog no.: 4569-2
format: 2 CD
note of registration: ?

? she means nothing to me

from the heart

release date: 1986
country of manufacture: U.S.
label: Teledisc
catalog no.: 4L2L 9433 [Cass.], SLLB 9433 [LP]
format: Cass., 2 LP
note of registration: ?

B2 [LP] she means nothing to me

cassette

                 

private collection : 1979-1988

release date: 1988 Nov, 9
country of manufacture: UK
label: EMI
catalog no.: 79 1370 4 [Cass.], CDP 7913702 [CD], 7 91370 1 [LP]
format: Cass., CD³, 2 LP
note of registration: (P) + (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

7 [CD] she means nothing to me

lp's

  • label: His Masters Voice # CRTV 30 P1990

cassette

                 

also available (on Cass., CD, LP with another title and same track listing):

my Danish collection

  • CD
  • Cassette

  • CD - label: EMI • country of manufacture: EEC • catalog no.: 50999 2538542 • note of registration: (C) & (P) 1992 EMI a/S • release date: 1992
  • Cassette - label: EMI • country of manufacture: Denmark • catalog no.: 2538544 • note of registration: (C) • release date:

¬the¬ rock connection

  • LP Australia
  • LP UK

B6 [LP] she means nothing to me

  • label: EMI • country of manufacture: Australia • catalog no.: EMC.260309 • note of registration: 1983 Capitol Records, Inc., (P) + (C) 1984 EMI Records, Ltd. • release date: 1984
  • label: EMI • country of manufacture: UK • catalog no.: CLIF 2 • note of registration: 1983 Capitol Records, Inc., (P) + (C) 1984 EMI Records, Ltd. • release date: 1984

additional release of this album

the cd collection [vol.] 18: rock 'n' roll silver & the rock connection

cassettes

1 2 3              
             

    1
    Australian edition:
    label: EMI • catalog no.: TC-EMC-260309 • note of registration: (P) + (C) 1984 EMI Records, Ltd.

    2
    UK edition:
    label: EMI • catalog no.: TC-CLIF 2 • note of registration: (P) + (C) 1984 EMI Records, Ltd.

    3
    UK edition:
    label: EMI • catalog no.: EJ 26 03091 • note of registration: ?

additional format of this release on MiniDisc, #166183

also available (remastered with Bonus Tracks):

13 she means nothing to me
20 [Bonus] I‘ll mend your broken heart

  • label: EMI • country of manufacture: EU • catalog no.: 7243 583416 2 1 • note of registration: (P) 2004 Capitol Records Inc. (C) 2004 EMI Records Ltd. • release date: 30.01.2004³

¬die¬ story

release date: 1988
country of manufacture: Germany
label: EMI
catalog no.: 62 291 0 [CD]
format: 5 CD-BOX, 7 LP-BOX
note of registration: (P) EMI Records Ltd. (C) 1988 EMI Records Ltd.

5.1 [CD] she means nothing to me (3:33)

box (33 x 33 x 4 cm) contents 6 parts: 5 CD, 1 booklet

stronger thru the years

release date: 2017 Nov, 10
country of manufacture: EU
label: Parlophone
catalog no.: 0190295726119
format: 2 CD
note of registration: (P) 2017 Parlophone Records Ltd. (C) 2017 Parlophone Records Ltd.

2.11 she means nothing to me

two's company - the duets

release date: 2006 Nov, 16
country of manufacture: EU
label: EMI
catalog no.: 0094637707227
format: CD³
note of registration: (P) 2006 EMI Records Ltd. (C) 2006 EMI Records Ltd.

5 she means nothing to me

with track: she means nothing to me

LP

club hits express vol. 3 tryk 16 just the two of us Wereldsterren Grand Gala
1983 1983 1984 1984
heart to heart      
     
1986      

CD

¬the¬ emotion collection : separate lives eighties complete volume 2 : 5 CD BOX SET mastermix issue 237 100 hits : 80s chartbusters    
   
1993 1999 2006 2013    

revised
13.04.2020