My record collection
#023: Cagney & Lacee - Time / By The Way ...
This was the first single by Dean Wareham’s side project with his then wife Claudia, Cagney & Lacee. The sticker on the sleeve shows that I paid £3.50 for this at the Talbot Road Rough Trade Shop (now Rough Trade West) - the phone number on the sticker shows that it was before 2000.
The sleeve doesn’t actually say the artist name which explains the addition of a large, round black sticker that was attached reading Cagney & Lacee and underneath in smaller letters this sticker is removable - this suggests (to me) that the missing artist name was either an oversight or latterly considered a mistake. It doesn’t however mention anywhere that “Cagney” was actually Dean Wareham of Luna and Galaxie 500.
Since the sticker was removeable, and obscuring most of Donald Duck’s face, I carefully removed it and attached it to the inside of the sleeve.
Update (2023-04-13): Thanks to Bobby (@enablerno6 on Instagram for pointing out that the sticker, and it’s location, obscuring Donald Duck’s face, was a ploy to avoid potential Disney litigation!
The single was released on Terry Tolkin’s No. 6 Records in 1995 and has the tracks Time (written by Michael Merchant) and previously recorded by everyone and By The Way (I Still Love You) written by Lee Hazlewood and originally recorded by Nancy Sinatra.
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 11/0046
- Artist: Cagney & Lacee
- Title: Time / By The Way (I Still Love You)
- Packaging: Wrap around sleeve
- Format: 7”
- Bought from Rough Trade for £3.50