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The Box Tops - The Letter Album
Rock / Soul / Pop
Performer: The Box Tops
Title: The Letter
Style: Pop Rock, Rhythm & Blues
Year 1968
Country France
Label Stateside
Catalog Number FSS 507
Genre: Rock / Soul / Pop
Rating: 4.9
Votes: 045
MP3 size: 1439 mb
FLAC size: 2673 mb
WMA size: 1759 mb
Record From: Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

The Box Tops - The Letter Album


1The Letter
Written-By – Wayne Carson
2Happy Times
Written-By – Penn, Oldham


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
MALA 565The Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", Styrene)MalaMALA 565US1967
SSR 77,001The Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", RE)Sphere Sound RecordsSSR 77,001US1970
FLB 39The Box Tops The Letter / Happy Times ‎(7", Single, RE)Flashback Records FLB 39USUnknown
MALA 565XThe Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", Single)Bell RecordsMALA 565XCanada1967
QGT 080XThe Box Tops The Letter ‎(7", RE)Bell RecordsQGT 080XCanadaUnknown


  • ProducerDan Penn


Exactly the same as The Box Tops - The Letter except that on back cover, the price code is written "Prix L" inside an oval shape, instead of just a circled "L".


  • Rights Society: BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): FSS 507 A 21 M3 2550 87
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): FSS 507 B 21 M3 2550 88
  • Price Code: Ⓛ


  • Printed By – S.I.A.T.
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi, Chatou – 255087
  • Pressed By – Pathé Marconi, Chatou – 255088



Текст песни: Give me a ticket for an airplane. Aint got time to take a fast train. Lonely days are gone. Im going home. The Letter is a song written by Wayne Carson that was first recorded by the American rock band The Box Tops in 1967. It was sung in a gruff blue-eyed soul style by Alex Chilton. The song was the group's first and biggest record chart hit, reaching number one in the United States and Canada. It was also an international success and reached the top ten in several other countries. The Box Tops were an American band of the 60s that combined soul and rock music into a popular sound epitomized by their famous single The Letter. The band was fronted by teenaged singer Alex Chilton, and for their studio recordings after The Letter, consisted solely of Chilton and Memphis studio musicians. For live performances, Chilton was joined by Tom Boggs drums, Rick Allen bass, Gary Talley guitar, and Bill Cunningham organ. A popular original member before their first hit was Larry Spillman drums. Spillman, who dated Cybil Shepherd during the read more. The Letter - The Box Tops - Продолжительность: 2:53 World Lyrics 37 588. The Letter As Made Famous By The Box Tops. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. The Letter Made Popular By The Box Tops - Billboard Karaoke. by The Box Tops. Album: The LetterNeon Rainbow 1967. Charted: 5 1. Get the Sheet Music License This Song . This song is about a guy who gets a letter from his former love telling him that she wants him back, and the guy wants to fly out and see her immediately. The Nashville songwriter Wayne Carson Thompson wrote the song after his father gave him the line, Give me a ticket for an aeroplane. Thompson gave the song to The Box Tops on the recommendation of his friend, Chips Moman, who ran ARS Studios and liked the sound of an unnamed band headed by then-16-year-old Alex Chilton, who auditioned for him in 1967. Thompson played guitar on the recording. The Letter. This song is by The Box Tops and appearsThe Letter. This song is by The Box Tops and appears on the album The LetterNeon Rainbow 1967. on the album The Best of The Box Tops: Soul Deep 1996. on the album Tear Off 1998. This song has been parodied by ApologetiX under the title Romantic Letter. Gimme a ticket for an aeroplaneAin't got time to take a fast trainLonely days are gone, I'm-a goin' homeMy baby, just-a wrote me a letter. On this page you can download song The Box Tops - The Letter in mp3 and listen online. The Box Tops. The Very Best Of Heartbeat The Album CD 3. Released: Oct 1996. Label: Arista. Somewhere between gritty Memphis soul and sunshine pop exists the music of the Box Top. Bolstered by some top-notch songs from ace songwriter Dan Penn and the unusually gruff vocals of a teenaged Alex Chilton, the group hits pay dirt on The Letter, Cry Like A Baby and Soul Deep, all of which are found on this fine comp. Jon Pruett. About This Album