Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)
1968 single by The Zombies / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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"Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)" is a song written by Chris White and first released on The Zombies 1968 album Odessey and Oracle. It was also released as a single in the US in June 1968, backed by "This Will Be Our Year." It was recorded in one take on 20 July 1967 at EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3. The song has also been covered by They Might Be Giants, The Immediate, John Wilkes Booze and Chrysanthemums.
1968 single by The Zombies
|"Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914)"|
|Single by The Zombies|
|from the album Odessey and Oracle|
|B-side||"This Will Be Our Year"|
|Recorded||20 July 1967|
|Studio||Abbey Road Studios, London|
|The Zombies singles chronology|
It's an anti-war song set during World War I on the Western Front. It specifically mentions Gommecourt, Thiepval, the woods of Mametz and Verdun in France, where key battles were fought.