I Shall Be Released

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"I Shall Be Released"
If song was released as a single, include single cover art. Otherwise, include album cover artwork to replace the 45 rpm, if available.
Recorded by Sting
Released: YYYY
Recorded: January 1981
Length: SONG LENGTH
Album(s): ALBUM(S)
Label(s): RECORD LABEL
Writer(s): Bob Dylan
Producer(s): PRODUCER NAME(S)
Studio(s): RECORDING STUDIO(S)
Released as single? NO

"I Shall Be Released" is a song written by Bob Dylan and recorded by Sting in January 1981.

About the song

Sting recorded this Bob Dylan song in January 1981 (probably on 1981-01-12 at Sound Mixers Studio) while being in New York, NY, USA. This version was used in the TV movie Parole.

Later that year Sting was approached to appear for the Amnesty concerts in London. Sting would perform this song on all four nights with "The Secret Police" (an all-star band).

In 1986 The Police would perform the song during some of their Amnesty concerts.

Personnel

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Release History

Albums

I Shall Be Released (live version by The Secret Police) appears on the following album releases:

Cover art Album title Release date Release country
Stub.gif The Secret Policeman's Concert YYYY-MM-DD Country


Video

"I Shall Be Released" appears on the following video and dvd releases:

Cover art Video title Release date Release country
Stub.gif Video or dvd title YYYY-MM-DD Country

Lyrics

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They say ev'rything can be replaced,
Yet ev'ry distance is not near.
So I remember ev'ry face
Of ev'ry man who put me here.
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

They say ev'ry man needs protection,
They say ev'ry man must fall.
Yet I swear I see my reflection
Some place so high above this wall.
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

Standing next to me in this lonely crowd,
Is a man who swears he's not to blame.
All day long I hear him shout so loud,
Crying out that he was framed.
I see my light come shining
From the west unto the east.
Any day now, any day now,
I shall be released.

Quotations and trivia

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Alternative and cover versions

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See also

External links

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References

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