London eschewed the usual CD single, maxi CD and DVD configuration for the single, instead releasing "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" as three separate 7" singles. Each 7" contained a different mix of the single as an A-side. On the B-side, each 7" contained a brand new remix of a classic New Order single.
Many saw this as a bridging of the Waiting for the Sirens' Call album and the then-forthcoming Singles compilation.
A CD single for "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" followed the three 7" singles, and was released on October 3, 2005. The two track CD featured full-length mixes of the title track.
In a recent report, New Order frontman Bernard Sumner has stated that "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" is his favourite New Order song of all time.