Nite Flights (song)

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"Nite Flights"
Walker Brothers Nite Flights.jpeg
"Nite Flights" cover
Song by The Walker Brothers from the album Nite Flights
Released July 1978
Recorded February 1978, Scorpio Sound, London
Genre Art rock, pop, rock
Length 4:25
Label GTO Records
Writer(s) Scott Engel
Producer(s) Scott Walker and Dave MacRae
Nite Flights track listing
"Fat Mama Kick"
"Nite Flights"
"The Electrician"

"Nite Flights" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Scott Walker under his given name Scott Engel. The song was first recorded and released by Walker's pop group The Walker Brothers as the title track of their final album 1978's Nite Flights.


David Bowie version[edit]

"Nite Flights" was first covered by the English musician David Bowie in 1993 for his album Black Tie White Noise. Along with all the other songs on Black Tie White Noise, this version uses heavy electronic sounds, including electronic drums and multiple synthesizers. A remixed version called "Moodswings Back to Basics Remix" was released on the bonus disc following the 10th anniversary edition of the album.

Bowie remarked that he was introduced to Scott Walker when he dated one of Walker's ex-girlfriends. Reportedly, she enjoyed Walker's music more than Bowie's, and played Walker's albums constantly.[1]


  • Album version - 4:30
  • Moodswings Back to Basics Remix – 10:01

The Fatima Mansions version[edit]

"Nite Flights"
Single by The Fatima Mansions
from the album Lost in the Former West
Released 1994
Format 10", CD
Recorded February 1978, Scorpio Sound, London
Genre Art rock
Length 3:52
Label Kitchenware Records, Radioactive
Writer(s) Scott Engel
Producer(s) Jerry Harrison, Ralph Jezzard
The Fatima Mansions singles chronology
"The Loyaliser"
"Nite Flights"

"Nite Flights" was recorded by the art rock group The Fatima Mansions in 1994 for their album Lost in the Former West. It was also released as a single on UK Radioactive/Kitchenware the same year. The single also included a remix of the song by The Blood Of The Lamb titled "It's So Cold.... I Think".

Track listing[edit]

Kitchenware Records – SKCD 68
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Nite Flights" S. Engel 3:52
2. "As I Washed The Blood Off" Cathal Coughlan 5:02
3. "Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne" Rev, Vega[2] 3:28
4. "It's So Cold.... I Think" Engel, Coughlan 5:24

Other sources[edit]

  • Black Tie White Noise Limited Edition DVD, 2004
  • The Trouser Press[3]


  1. ^ Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  2. ^ "Fatima Mansions, The – Nite Flights". Discogs. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Fatima Mansions". Retrieved 2016-08-03.