"Part Company" is the first single from The Go-Betweens' third album, Spring Hill Fair. It was released in August 1984 by Sire Records with "Just a King in Mirrors" as the B-side. In the UK a 12" single was also released on Sire. The single failed to make an impact on the charts. In November 1983 the band recorded a number of demos commissioned by Rough Trade for their third album, at Pathway Studios, with producer John Brand. "Newton Told Me" was re-recorded after originally being considered as a B-side for "Man O'Sand to Girl O'Sea" and recorded by the band in May 1983. "Part Company" was also re-recorded in May 1984 for its subsequent inclusion in Spring Hill Fair.