Buckner & Garcia ‎– E.T. (I Love You)

Columbia ‎– 18-03167
Vinyl, 7", Single, 45 RPM, Promo


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Demonstration - Not For Sale

Same track pressed to both sides.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Labels): ZSS 170298
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Etchings (Both Sides)): p ZSS-170298-1A MASTERDISK

Other Versions (3 of 3) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBSA 2926 Buckner + Garcia* E.T. (I Love You)(7", Single) CBS CBSA 2926 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
18-03167 Buckner & Garcia E.T. (I Love You)(7") Columbia 18-03167 US 1982 Sell This Version
BA 223012 Buckner + Garcia* E.T. (I Love You)(7", Single) CBS BA 223012 Australia 1982 Sell This Version


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July 26, 2010
edited over 8 years ago

This song has quite the backstory. E.T I Love You was supposed to be Buckner and Garcia's follow-up to Pac-Man Fever. Buckner and Garcia recorded the track and gave it to CBS to release, who then held back the song to try and get it licensed by Steven Spielberg and put into the E.T Movie. Their manager flew out to New York and had it played for Steven Spielberg. They thought they had a hit, but then CBS held the song back for Neil Diamond's song "Heartlight", which ended up being in E.T. And the track ended up never getting fully released, until 2009 when Buckner and Garcia re-released it as part of their "Now and Then" compilation album on Amazon.

As for the song itself, it's a nice ballad that'll melt your heart if you're a sentimental person, overall a very pretty song with some soft synths and charming lyrics. Shame it never got a full release. If anyone has this for 7" for sale, let me know.