The Loner (1987)


The fourth single from the "Wild Frontier" album, and together with "Johnny Boy" on the B-side, "The Loner" is probably the most beautiful rock single ever. The 12-inch versions also including a great live recording from the Hammersmith Odeon, London. You can find an interesting extended version on the limited edition cassette single, with some alternate guitar parts, some vocals by Gary, and a totally different mix.

7" releases

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TEN 178 - 31st August 1987

Side A: The Loner (Single edit)
Side B: Johnny Boy

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Germany - 10 Records - 109 362-100 - August 1987 - promotional copy, info sheet

Side A: The Loner (Single edit)
Side B: Johnny Boy

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Germany - 10 Records - 109 362-100 - 31st August 1987

Side A: The Loner (Single edit)
Side B: Johnny Boy

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Australia - 10 Records - TEN 178 - 1987

Side A: The Loner (Single edit)
Side B: Johnny Boy

12" releases

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TENT 178 - August 1987 - promotional copy, white label

Side A: The Loner (live - 2nd April 1987)
Side B:
1. The Loner (Single edit)
2. Johnny Boy

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TENT 178 - 31st August 1987

Side A: The Loner (live - 2nd April 1987)
Side B:
1. The Loner (Single edit)
2. Johnny Boy

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Germany - 10 Records - 609 362-213 - 31st August 1987

Side A: The Loner (live - 2nd April 1987)
Side B:
1. The Loner (Single edit)
2. Johnny Boy

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Australia - 10 Records - TENT 178 - 1987

Side A: The Loner (live - 2nd April 1987)
Side B:
1. The Loner (Single edit)
2. Johnny Boy

Cassette release

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United Kingdom - 10 Records - TENC 178 - 31st August 1987 - with free patch

Side A:
1. The Loner (Extended Version)
2. The Loner (Single edit)
3. Johnny Boy
Side B:
1. The Loner (Extended Version)
2. The Loner (Single edit)
3. Johnny Boy

Magazine ads

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Thanks to Peter Nielsen for the first image - www.thinlizzyguide.com

Official video