In 1972, Chrysalis Records released the quasi compilation album “Living in the Past” that included non-album singles and outtakes from previous album releases. To promote this album, the title track was released as the single with “Christmas Song” as its flip.
The repeat issue of “Living in the Past” was prime for American audiences as it ended up being the band’s highest charting single. It peaked on the Hot 100 at #11. In addition to being rereleased, the original version was in mono and Chrysalis remixed the song in stereo.