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Pete Doherty - Lady, Don't Fall Backwards & BTB (Acoustic - Shaking & Withdrawn) HQ

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Uploaded on Sep 9, 2010

Lady, Don't Fall Backwards & Bollywoold To Battersea

Lady, Don't Fall Backwards is a song by Peter Doherty, released on his debut solo album, Grace/Wastelands. On February 3rd 2009, the album recording was exclusively made available for streaming on the Clash Music website. In 2010, a DVD surfaced of The Libertines playing the song live at The 12 Bar Club, London in 2001.

The title refers to Lady Don't Fall Backwards by Darcy Sarto, a whodunnit that Tony Hancock was reading in an episode of Hancock's Half Hour called "The Missing Page" (first shown around March 1960). The book features detective Johnny Oxford and the murder of twenty five United Nations Organisation typists. Hancock arrives at the end of the book and, as the murderer is about to be revealed, realises that some previous reader has torn the last page from the book. The rest of the episode follows Hancock's attempt to turn sleuth himself and deduce the identity of the murderer from the clues in the novel.

According to the BBC, Doherty first recorded the track as a dedication to Hancock, whom he idolized, for The Unknown Hancock, a BBC TWO documentary airing on Boxing Day 2005.

Bollywood to Battersea (or From Bollywood to Battersea) is a Babyshambles track that features on the charity album, Help!: A Day in the Life, as track #19 (or track #17 on the iTunes version). The album, featuring an exclusive version of this track, was reportedly recorded on 08.09.05 and released on 09.09.05.

Although this version of Bollywood to Battersea was exclusive to Help!: A Day in the Life, the track was recorded before this date, by The Libertines, Babyshambles and Doherty acoustically. Notable versions include an early recording by The Libertines for their Babyshambles sessions and Babyshambles' recording for their Royalty Songs that was intended for their debut album, Down in Albion.

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