Night Train (Visage song)

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"Night Train"
Visage Night Train.jpeg
Single by Visage
from the album The Anvil
B-side "I'm Still Searching"
Released 11 June 1982
Format 7", 12"
Recorded Mayfair Studios, 1981
Genre Synthpop, new wave
Length 3:39
Label Polydor
Songwriter(s) Steve Strange, Midge Ure, Billy Currie, Rusty Egan, Dave Formula
Producer(s) Midge Ure, Visage
Visage singles chronology
"The Damned Don't Cry"
(1982)
"Night Train"
(1982)
"Pleasure Boys"
(1982)
"The Damned Don't Cry"
(1982)
"Night Train"
(1982)
"Pleasure Boys"
(1982)
Alternative single cover
Japanese release
Japanese release

"Night Train" is the sixth single by the British pop group Visage, released by Polydor Records in June 1982.

Background[edit]

The song was the second single from the band's album The Anvil. It was remixed for the single release with the assistance of John Luongo, and also available as a limited edition picture disc.

The B-side of the single is a non-album track, "I'm Still Searching". This song was not available on any digital format until 2008 when a re-issue of The Anvil was released by Cherry Red Records.

"Night Train" and "Whispers" (another track from The Anvil), were used in Japanese adverts for TDK tapes in 1982.[1] "Night Train" peaked at number 12 in the UK and was the band's final UK Top 40 hit until a remix of their first hit "Fade to Grey" was released in 1993.

The "Night Train" promo video features Francesca von Habsburg, who was Steve Strange's girlfriend at the time, as a backing vocalist (although she didn't perform on the actual record).

Track listing[edit]

  • 7" single (1982)[2]
A. "Night Train" – 3:39
B. "I'm Still Searching" – 3:37
  • 12" single (1982)[3]
A. "Night Train" (Dance Mix) – 6:07
B1. "Night Train" (Dub Mix) – 5:02
B2. "I'm Still Searching" – 3:38

Personnel[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart Peak
position
United Kingdom[4] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strange, Steve (2002). Blitzed! The Autobiography of Steve Strange. London: Orion Publishing Group. p. 98. ISBN 0-75284-936-0. 
  2. ^ "Visage - Night Train (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  3. ^ "Visage - Night Train (Vinyl) at Discogs". www.discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  4. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Night Train by Visage Search". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.