The Letter

~ Recording by The Box Tops

Appears on releases

# Title Length Release Title Release Artist Date Country Label Catalog#
Official
1.1 The Letter 1:58 The Letter / Happy Times The Box Tops Mala Records MALA 565
1.1 The Letter 1:58 The Letter / Happy Times The Box Tops Stateside SS 2044
1.1 The Letter 1:52 The Letter / Neon Rainbow The Box Tops Bell Records (50s-70s US/UK pop, later became Arista) 6011-S
1.1 The Letter 1:58 Super Hits The Box Tops Bell Records (50s-70s US/UK pop, later became Arista) 6025
1.2 The Letter 1:52 Cry Like a Baby The Box Tops Stiff Records BUY 28
1.4 The Letter 1:52 KFRC 610 Solid Gold Various Artists Pacer Records 610
1.13 The Letter ?:?? Remember the 60’s, Volume 8 Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) ADEH 189
1.4 The Letter 1:57 Hits of the 60’s U.S.A. Various Artists Object Enterprises S0002
3.7 The Letter 2:03 20 Years of No. 1 Hits: 1956-1975 Various Artists BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management"), Reader’s Digest
1.11 The Letter 1:58 Back to Rock 'n' Roll: 16 Hits That Rocked the 60's Various Artists
1.2 The Letter 1:56 Classic Rock: 1967 Various Artists Warner Special Products, Time-Life Music OP-2558, SCLR-05
1.1 The Letter 1:53 The Ultimate Box Tops The Box Tops Warner Special Products 9 27611-2
1.8 The Letter 1:55 30 Million Sellers From the Rock ’n’ Roll Years Various Artists Starburst Music World CD-STB-8633
1.18 The Letter 1:52 All Time Greatest Hits Various Artists
1.11 The Letter 1:54 Baby Boomer Classics: Sixties, Volume 1 Various Artists
1.2 The Letter 1:56 Classic Rock: 1967 Various Artists Time-Life Music, Warner Special Products 2CLR-05, OPCD-2558
1.1 The Letter 1:57 Hit Diary, Volume 2: 1967 - 1968 Various Artists Charly Records 111.30002
1.1 The Letter 1:55 stereoplay, CD 33: Yesterday's Various Artists stereoplay CD 2710033
1.1 The Letter 1:55 stereoplay, CD 33: Yesterday's Various Artists stereoplay CD 697 033-2
1.6 The Letter 2:01 The Best of Rock 'n Soul Various Artists Priority Records, Inc. CDL-7922
2.9 The Letter 1:59 The Rock Box: The History of Rock 'n' Roll Various Artists Dominion Entertainment CD 1303
1.2 The Letter 1:56 Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1967 Various Artists
1.2 The Letter 1:56 Billboard Top Rock & Roll Hits: 1967 Various Artists Rhino (reissue label) R2 70628
1.13 The Letter 1:53 Greatest Hits From the Past, Volume 3 Various Artists Disky HRCD 3
1.4 The Letter 1:57 Rock Times, Volume 7: 1967-1968 Various Artists Zounds 27000275 A
1.7 The Letter 1:51 Super 60's, Volume 1 Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint)
28.3 The Letter 2:02 The Best of Jukebox Rock Various Artists Dominion Entertainment 44 2026-2
1.19 The Letter 1:59 The California Sound of the 60’s Various Artists Wave (European compilation label) CD 2686232
1.19 The Letter 1:59 The California Sound of the 60’s Various Artists Wave (European compilation label) 2686222
1.1 The Letter 1:54 Hit History, Volume 13: 1967 Various Artists EVA (for use with NL/BE/FR releases only. see annotation) PD 74783
1.7 The Letter 1:53 80 Screaming Hits of the Sixties Various Artists 4 Tune FTN 4-52009
2.6 The Letter 1:55 Bubble Gum Party Various Artists wea (has logo with just "wea" on it) 2292-41822-2
1.7 The Letter 1:59 Golden Years: 1967 Various Artists Dominion Entertainment 793-2
1.1 The Letter 1:55 Media’s affenstarke Softies Various Artists Media Markt (German electronics retailer) 10.011
3.14 The Letter 1:52 Pop History Various Artists Dominion Vertriebs GmbH CD 1503
1.17 The Letter 2:03 Solid Gold Hits of the 60’s Various Artists
1.17 The Letter 1:55 The Spirit of the 60s: 1967 Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 531/07
1.8 The Letter 1:52 25 Rock Hits: The Masters of the Rock Era, Vol. 1 Various Artists Classic Rock Legends
2.13 The Letter 1:55 25 Years of #1 Hits Various Artists Warner Special Products, Time-Life Music OPCD-8501, R103-09
1.6 The Letter 1:57 Flower Power: Happy Hippie Hits Various Artists
1.2 The Letter 1:55 Hifi Visionen: Oldie-CD 22 Various Artists Hifi Vision DD 29 031
1.4 The Letter 1:58 History of Rock: The Rockin' 60's Various Artists Collectables (US reissue label)
1.8 The Letter 1:51 Radio Saigon, Volume 3 Various Artists Arcade (record label founded in 1970s by Herman Heinsbroek; use this as its universal imprint) 01 5290 62
1.11 The Letter 1:51 Good Morning Vietnam, Volume 1 Various Artists Disky DCD 5250
2.2 The Letter 1:56 Happy Hippie Hits: 28 Miles From Woodstock Various Artists Pulsar PULS 202
1.7 The Letter 1:57 Sixties Favourites Various Artists Favourites FAV010
1.2 The Letter ?:?? Soul Classics: The Best of Bell Records Various Artists Kaz Records KAZ CD 25
8.1 The Letter 1:49 The Sixties Decade 1960-1969 Various Artists Tring International PLC TTP002
1.1 The Letter 1:49 The Sixties Decade: 1967 Various Artists Tring International PLC GRF173
1.15 The Letter 1:58 Back to the 60's, Volume 1 Various Artists K‐tel (International budget record label) ECD 3046
1.1 The Letter 1:54 De Pre Historie 1967, Volume 2 Various Artists EVA Belgium 74321 16223 2
1.11 The Letter 1:54 Golden Juke Box Hits, Vol. 1 Various Artists Galaxy Music (imprint of Galaxy Music BV) 3880262
2.8 The Letter 1:54 Let's Have a Party - Die Neue - Thommy's Oldie Night Various Artists BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management")
1.11 The Letter 1:54 Rock Line 5 Various Artists Versailles VER 474107 2
1.14 The Letter 1:50 Sous les pavés ...la plage Various Artists FNAC 662249
1.1 The Letter 1:55 The Box Tops - I Grandi Del Rock The Box Tops BMG (the former Bertelsmann Music Group, defunct since 2004-08-05; for releases dated 2008 and later, use "BMG Rights Management") 74321-13523-2
1.6 The Letter 1:54 The Sixties: 25 Classic Hits, Volume 1 Various Artists Astral Records CD SFP 001
1.6 The Letter 1:59 1966 20 Greatest Hits Various Artists Deluxe (reissues)
2.2 Letter 1:54 The Best of Heartbeat Various Artists Columbia (imprint owned by CBS between 1938–1990 within US/CA/MX; owned worldwide by Sony Music Entertainment since 1991 except in JP) MOODCD37
1.10 The Letter 1:56 Challenge Cup Various Artists MMS (MMS Group Of Companies, Inc. Germany/the Netherlands) MMS 903032.2
1.3 The Letter 1:53 Flower Power Various Artists MCA France (bogus entry)
1.16 The Letter 1:55 Only Rock 'n' Roll 1965-1969 Various Artists Warner Special Products OPCD-1664
1.16 The Letter 1:55 Only Rock 'n' Roll 1965-1969 Various Artists JCI JCD-3126
1.13 The Letter 1:43 Let's Have a Party 2 Various Artists Exclusiv (low budget)
1.1 The Letter 1:55 Best of the Box Tops The Box Tops
1.11 The Letter 1:52 Good Morning Vietnam Various Artists Disky HR 863812
1.1 The Letter 1:54 Soul Deep: The Best of The Box Tops The Box Tops Arista 07822 18937 2
2.7 The Letter 1:56 100% Jukebox Various Artists Mariann Grammofon AB (Swedish company — use for ARs only. As a record label, please use Mariann) AKCD 1917/1, AKCD 1917/2
1.10 The Letter 1:55 Classic ’60s: The Beat Goes On Various Artists
2.17 The Letter 1:55 Heartbeat: Number One Love Songs of the Sixties Various Artists Global Television RADCD 46
1.5 The Letter 1:54 North Dakota's Classic Hits Various Artists Phoenix
1.6 The Letter 1:59 Oldies Various Artists
1.13 The Letter 1:55 The Number One’s: The ’60s Various Artists Simitar Entertainment, BMG Special Products 55532, DRC 11899
1.5 The Letter 1:54 The Ultimate Collection of Rock & Roll, Volume 9: #1 Hits of the 60's Various Artists Metacom A 26904
2.11 The Letter 1:53 Modrophenia Various Artists Global Television
2.4 The Letter 1:56 50 Chartbusters Various Artists Selected Sound Carrier 5393 G
1.11 The Letter 1:54 Absolute Hits of the 60's Various Artists EVA Records (Denmark) 8449232
1.4 The Letter 5 1:56 Classic Rock: 1967-1968 Various Artists Time-Life Music TL 559/12
1.4 The Letter 1:56 James Rizzi’s Fun Favourites Various Artists Ariola Express 74321 49198 2
1.5 The Letter 1:58 Oldie-Show - Die Großen Hits, Die Jeder Kennt Various Artists SP302
1.3 The Letter 2:03 The Rockin’ 60s Various Artists
1.6 The Letter 1:57 The Ultimate History of Rock 'n' Roll Collection, Chapter Seven: The Great Bands Various Artists Dominion Entertainment, K‐tel (International budget record label) 3807-2
1.11 The Letter 1:56 The Very Best of Pop Music 1967-68 Various Artists Egmont Music Club EMC6768010
2.17 The Letter 1:53 20th Century Hits for a New Millennium: 1965–1969 Various Artists Disky DO 852792
1.13 The Letter 1:54 #1 Hits 1965 - 1969 Various Artists
1.8 The Letter 1:52 Summer Classics Various Artists Masters MACD 61092-2
1.8 The Letter 1:53 Summer Classics Various Artists Masters MACD 61092-2
4.15 The Letter 1:55 The Love Generation Various Artists Americana Masters LBSCD0018
1.16 The Letter 1:52 Fetenhits: The Rare Classics Various Artists Polystar (Germany) 564 150-2
1.22 The Letter 1:55 The In Crowd Various Artists
1.16 The Letter 1:54 The 60s Ultimate Collection: The History of Rock Various Artists
1.6 The Letter 1:50 Die große 4 CD Party Box Various Artists Exclusiv (low budget) 333 350
Promotion
1.8 The Letter 1:56 Dance Originals Various Artists Spirit (Finnish) SP91016
1.2 The Letter 1:54 Open Road Rock, Volume 1 Various Artists BMG Special Products DPC1‐1461
1.4 The Letter 1:54 Uncut Unconditionally Guaranteed, Volume 7: August 1999 Various Artists Uncut (magazine) UNCUT UG-08 14
(unknown)
1.4 The Letter 1:55 12 Onvergetelijke Wereldhits Vol 1 Various Artists ARC Records (dutch reissue/compilation label) CD 911103
1.2 The Letter 1:54 Million Sellers 10 - The Sixties Various Artists Disky MSCD 1910
1.13 The Letter 1:52 Ritme klaar 3 - botsauto Various Artists
1.14 The Letter 1:52 The Music That Made Memphis Various Artists Warner Special Products
1.13 The Letter 1:55 The Number Ones: The 60's Various Artists

Relationships

producer: Dan Penn
phonographic copyright by: Arista Records (1967)
part of: The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 364)
stream for free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKPqICbxjNk [info]
recording of: The Letter

The Letter

composer: Wayne Carson Thompson
lyricist: Wayne Carson Thompson
later parody versions: Romantic Letter
later translated versions: Kirje
La carta
later versions: Une lettre