The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) (EP)

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The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) ep cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
EP by They Might Be Giants
First released July 30, 1992
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Tracks 6
Label Elektra <66394-2> Length 24:10


Back
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Purchase[edit | edit source]

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Description[edit | edit source]

"The Guitar" was released as the third and final single from Apollo 18. Most of the EP releases, including the US EP, use the "Williamsburgh Mix" of the song (sometimes called the "Williamsburgh Extended Mix"), which adds an 8-second breakdown to the album version.

The cover artwork for the EP features Laura Cantrell (appropriately, holding a guitar), while John Flansburgh appears on the back cover.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (Williamsburgh Mix) 4:13  N/A
2 The Guitar (Outer Planet Mix) 6:39  N/A
3 Welcome to The Jungle 2:28 
4 I Blame You 1:53 
5 Moving to The Sun 2:19 
6 The Guitar (Even Further Outer Planet Mix) 6:38  N/A

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The back cover erroneously credits the front cover photo to "Rolf Conanl", a misspelling of Flansburgh's usual pseudonym, Rolf Conant.

Promo Single[edit | edit source]

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) single cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
Single by They Might Be Giants
First released 1992
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Tracks 1
Label Elektra <PRCD 8606-2> Length 3:48


Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) 3:48 

European EP[edit | edit source]

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) ep cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
EP by They Might Be Giants
First released 1992
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Tracks 4
Label Elektra <EKR145CD> Length 13:32



Description[edit | edit source]

This EP uses the B-sides from the I Palindrome I EP, which was only released in the US.

Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (UK Single Edit) 3:49 
2 The Guitar (Williamsburgh Extended Mix) 4:13  N/A
3 Cabbagetown 2:56 
4 Siftin' 2:34 

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UK 12" Release[edit | edit source]

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) ep cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
EP by They Might Be Giants
First released 1992
Release details / collectors: Show | Hide
Tracks 4
Label Elektra / WEA <EKR 145T> Length 21:47
Vinyl release back

Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (Williamsburgh Extended Mix) 4:13  N/A
2 Larger Than Life 4:17  N/A
3 The Guitar (Outer Planet Mix) 6:39  N/A
4 The Guitar (Even Further Outer Planet Mix) 6:38  N/A

European 12" Promo[edit | edit source]

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) ep cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
EP by They Might Be Giants
First released 1992
Release details / collectors: Show | Hide
Tracks 4
Label Elektra / WEA <PRO 689> Length 21:47


Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (Outer Planet Mix) 6:39  N/A
2 The Guitar (Even Further Outer Planet Mix) 6:38  N/A
3 The Guitar (Williamsburgh Extended Mix) 4:13  N/A
4 Larger Than Life 4:17  N/A

UK 7" Release[edit | edit source]

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) single cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
Single by They Might Be Giants
First released 1992
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Tracks 2
Label Elektra / WEA <EKR 145> Length 8:02



Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (UK Single Edit) 3:49 
2 The Guitar (Williamsburg Extended Mix) 4:13  N/A

Trivia[edit | edit source]

UK 12" Promo[edit | edit source]

The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) single cover
The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)
Single by They Might Be Giants
First released April 26, 1992
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Tracks 2
Label EastWest <SAM 991> Length 13:17



Track listing[edit | edit source]

# Title Length  Lyrics Guitar Tab
1 The Guitar (Even Further Outer Planet Mix) 6:38  N/A
2 The Guitar (Outer Planet Mix) 6:39  N/A