Twilight World

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For the 1961 science fiction novel by Poul Anderson, see Twilight World (novel).
"Twilight World"
Single by Swing Out Sister
from the album It's Better to Travel
B-side "Another Lost Weekend"
Released April 1987 (UK)
December 1987 (US)
Format 7" single
Recorded 1986
Genre Acid jazz, sophisti-pop
Label Mercury Records
Writer(s) Andy Connell
Corinne Drewery
Martin Jackson
Producer(s) Paul Staveley O'Duffy
Swing Out Sister singles chronology
"Surrender"
(1987)
"Twilight World"
(1987)
"Fooled By a Smile"
(1987)

"Twilight World" is a song by the British pop act Swing Out Sister. The song is included on their debut album, It's Better to Travel. It was written by the members of the group at that time, Andy Connell, Corinne Drewery and Martin Jackson.

The song was released as a single in the UK in April 1987, and it peaked at #32 on the UK Singles Chart in May of that year.[1] "Twilight World" was the second release from It's Better to Travel in the U.S., following "Breakout", and it first appeared on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart in December 1987. It became the group's highest charting hit on that survey, reaching #9 in early 1988.[2] The song also made the top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in March 1988, peaking at #31.[3]

This song was remixed a number of times, and the album version is in fact a remix entitled "Superb, Superb mix" (6:27). A bonus remix on the CD is also included (6:09).

Remixes[edit]

UK 1987 7" Vinyl 888 484-7

  1. "Twilight World"
    As featured on the Japanese CD Album "Another Non-Stop Sister".
  2. "Another Lost Weekend"

US 12" Promo Single

  1. "Twilight World" (Vocal Dub)
  2. "Twilight World" (Classical Dub)
  3. "Twilight World" (Instrumental Dub)
  4. "Twilight World" (Beat Your Sister Dub)
    As featured on the "Special Club Mixes"

Other Versions

  1. "Twilight World" (Edited Version)
    As featured on the Japanese CD Album "Another Non-Stop Sister" & the 7" Single
  2. "Twilight World" (Superb, Superb Mix)
    Taken from the album "It's Better To Travel", featured on the Japanese CD Album "Swing 3" & the "UK 12" Single".
  3. "Twilight World" (Outer Limits Mix) AKA (Remix)
    Taken from the CD release of "It's Better To Travel", featured on the VERY 'Limited Edition' Japanese CD "Remixes and Others" from the "Splendid Collection" & the "UK 12" REMIX Single".

Personnel[edit]

Swing Out Sister

Additional Personnel

  • John Stoddart - Photography

References[edit]

  1. ^ UK Singles Chart info Chartstats.com. Retrieved 30 May 2009.
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Hot Dance/Disco 1974-2003, (Record Research Inc.), page 252.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits, 8th Edition (Billboard Publications), page 618.