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Single by Siouxsie and the Banshees
from the album Superstition
B-side "Spiral Twist", "Sea of Light"
Released 8 July 1991
Format CD single, 7" single, 12" single, Cassette single
Recorded 1991
Genre Alternative rock

Polydor (UK)

Geffen (U.S.)
Writer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees
Producer(s) Stephen Hague
Siouxsie and the Banshees singles chronology
"Kiss Them for Me"
"Fear (of the Unknown)"

"Shadowtime" is a song written and recorded by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and produced by Stephen Hague. It was released in 1991 as the second single from the band's 10th studio album, Superstition.

The song is an up-tempo, pop-oriented tune that received moderate airplay on alternative rock radio in 1991. "Shadowtime" was remixed slightly for its single version, giving it a fuller, synthesized sound and adding some background vocals by Siouxsie Sioux.

Severin said that "Shadowtime" was a kind of tribute to Roxy Music's For Your Pleasure.[1]

"Shadowtime" reached number 57 in the UK singles chart.[2] In the United States, it spent six weeks on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number 13 for the week of 12 October 1991. [3]


Chart (1991) Peak
U.K. Singles Chart 57
U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks 13


  1. ^ Unsworth, Cathi. "Through the past, darkly". Melody Maker. 17 October 1992. "Shadowtime". "This wasn’t intended to be a single," Severin reveals. "It’s a Roxy Music ’For Your Pleasure’ tribute for all you trainspotters out there!"
  2. ^ "Siouxsie & the Banshees [uk charts]". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
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