The Best Years Of Our Lives

by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel

The Best Years Of Our Lives

The Best Years of Our Lives is the third studio album by Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, which was released by EMI in 1975. It was the first album to feature Harley’s name ahead of the band’s (the band was previously known as Cockney Rebel). The album was produced by Harley and Alan Parsons, and contains the band’s only UK number one, the million-selling “Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)”.


  1. Introducing “The Best Years”
  2. The Mad, Mad Moonlight
  3. Mr Raffles (Man,It Was Mean)
  4. It Wasn’t Me
  5. Panorama
  6. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)
  7. Back To The Farm
  8. 49th Parallel
  9. The Best Years Of Our Lives
  10. Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me) [Rough Mix]
  11. Another Journey
  12. The Best Years Of Our Lives (Acoustic)
  13. Mr Raffles (Man,It Was Mean) [Single Version]
  14. The Mad, Mad Moonlight (Live At Hammersmith Odeon 14/4/75)
  15. Sebastian (Live At Hammersmith Odeon 14/4/75)

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Format Vinyl 2× LP Album Reissue (Orange & Blue / 2020 Reissue)
Label Chrysalis Catalogue
Catalog Number CRVX1383
Notes ℗ 2020 … in this compilation is owned by Chrysalis Records Limited © 2020 Chrysalis Records Limited Made in the UK Some copies have a post production sticker on the shrinkwrap ‘STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL “The Best Years of Our Lives” 45th Anniversary Expanded Edition 2LP Orange & Blue Vinyl’ Credits on the inner sleeve say “2020 Reissue” although released in 2021 The blue inner sleeve credits misspelt “Steve Harley” as “Steve Harkey” 2020 Reissue Mastering / Lacquers: Alchemy Mastering “The best Years of Our Lives” was originally released in March 1975 [EMI Records, EMC 3068] Produced by Steve Harley and Alan Parsons Engineered and Mixed by Alan Parsons. Except track 11 produced by Steve Harley. Recorded and mixed at EMI Studios, Abbey Road and AIR studios, London [November/December 1974]
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