Sleepwalk (song)

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This article is about the Ultravox song. For the Santo & Johnny instrumental, see Sleep Walk. For other uses, see Sleepwalker (disambiguation).
Single by Ultravox
from the album Vienna
B-side "Waiting"
Released 16 June 1980
Format 7" single
Recorded February 1980 at RAK Studios
Genre Post-punk, electronic, new wave
Length 3:10
Label Chrysalis CHS 2241
Writer(s) Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann, Billy Currie
Producer(s) Conny Plank, Ultravox
Ultravox singles chronology
"Quiet Men"
"Passing Strangers"

"Sleepwalk" is Ultravox's first single from their fourth album, Vienna, and their first with Midge Ure as frontman. It was Ultravox's first UK Top 30 chart hit, hitting the lofty heights of Number 29. As well as the standard black vinyl, the 7 Inch was released as a limited clear vinyl.

The single's B-side, "Waiting" is a more solemn, bass-laden affair in comparison to the faster synth work of the A-side. It now appears on the CD re-issue of Vienna as a bonus track, as well as various other Ultravox compilations.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleepwalk" – 3:10
  2. "Waiting" – 3:51

A drum and bass cover version by Steve Haw appears as the second track on the "Infamy! Infamy!" single, released in 2012 on the Wokka Chokka Chum! label.