Seven Seas (song)
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|Single by Echo & the Bunnymen|
|from the album Ocean Rain|
|A-side||"Seven Seas" / "All You Need Is Love"|
|B-side||"The Killing Moon" / "Stars Are Stars" / "Villiers Terrace"|
|Released||6 July 1984|
|Genre||Post-punk, alternative rock|
|Writer(s)||Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas|
|Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology|
"Seven Seas" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released on 6 July 1984. It was the third single to be released from their 1984 album Ocean Rain. It reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart and number 10 on the Irish Singles Chart.
In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Dave Thompson said: "Regardless of the surreal lyrics, their enigmatic meaning dovetails marvelously with the mood of this exquisite piece."
The single was released as a 7-inch single and a 12-inch single. The A-side of the 7-inch single was the title track, "Seven Seas", and the B-side was a live cover version of The Beatles' song "All You Need Is Love". The A-side of the 12-inch single consisted of the title track and "All You Need Is Love". The B-side consisted of "The Killing Moon", "Stars Are Stars" and "Villiers Terrace".
American indie rock group Velocity Girl released a cover version of "Seven Seas" as a single on Heaven Records in 1995. A version recorded by Spanish musician Edwin Moses was also included on the 2005 Spanish tribute album Play the Game: Un Tributo a Echo & The Bunnymen.
- 7-inch single (Korova KOW 35, WEA 249 321-7)
- 12-inch single (Korova KOW 35T, WEA 249 320-0) and 7-inch EP (Korova KOW 35F)
- "Seven Seas" – 3:19
- "All You Need Is Love" (Lennon–McCartney) – 6:41
- "The Killing Moon" – 3:17
- "Stars Are Stars" – 3:05
- "Villiers Terrace" – 6:52
|UK Singles Chart||16|
|Irish Singles Chart||10|
Echo & the Bunnymen
- Ian McCulloch – vocals, guitar
- Will Sergeant – lead guitar
- Les Pattinson – bass
- Pete de Freitas – drums
- Adam Peters – piano, cello
- Tim Whittaker – bongos
- Khien Luu – clarinet, alto saxophone
- Alam Perman – harpsichord
- James Drake-Brockman – harpsichord
- The Bunnymen – producer, mixed by
- Gil Norton – engineer, mixed by
- Henri Loustau – engineer
- Jean-Yves – assistant engineer
- Adam Peters – orchestral arrangement
- Anton Corbijn – photography
- Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
- "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". IRMA. 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
- "Villiers Terrace.com – The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography". Villiers Terrace.com. Retrieved 20 April 2008.
- "The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Resource". Villiers Terrace.com. Retrieved 21 May 2008.
- French sound engineer at the Studio des Dames recording studio (Paris, France), misspelled as Henri Lonstan
- "Echo & The Bunnymen at Discogs.com". Retrieved 29 April 2008.
- Lyrics at MTV.com
- Promotional video at the band's official website
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics