|Song by Joy Division from the album Unknown Pleasures|
|Released||15 June 1979|
|Recorded||1–17 April 1979 at Strawberry Studios, Stockport|
|Producer(s)||Martin Hannett, Joy Division|
|Unknown Pleasures track listing|
Early recordings of the lyrics on the Warsaw album show the first line of the song as saying "To the centre of the city where all roads meet looking for you". In later recordings the word looking is replaced with waiting.
|Single by The Killers|
|from the album Sawdust|
|Released||October 9, 2007 (U.S.)|
|Genre||Post-punk revival, alternative rock|
|The Killers singles chronology|
The Killers recorded a version of "Shadowplay" for the 2007 film Control; it plays during the film's credits and was included on the soundtrack album. It became a live staple for the band's 2006-2007 Sam's Town Tour. Their recording was also included on the group's b-sides and rarities album, Sawdust. Rolling Stone magazine said the recording "should have stayed in the vaults". In April 2013, The Killers were joined onstage by Joy Division/New Order guitarist Bernard Sumner for the first time to perform this song live at Festival Estéreo Picnic in Bogotá, Colombia. They did it once again at their 2013 Lollapalooza appearance.
It was released as a digital download single on October 9, 2007 and peaked at #68 on the Billboard Hot 100. A music video, directed by Spencer Kaplan and Jonathan V. Sela, was released on November 21, 2007, featuring the band interspersed with clips from Control.
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||68|
|U.S. Billboard Pop 100||43|
|U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks||19|
|Canadian Hot 100||49|
|UK Singles Chart||115|
Carpathian covered the song for their 2010 "Wanderlust" 7" EP.
- Ascap entry
- NME, "The Killers cover Shadowplay" (15 Jan 2007) Access date: 2 August 2007.
- Hoard, Christian (11/29/2007), "Sawdust". Rolling Stone. (1040):84
- "The Killers - Shadowplay worldwide chart positions and trajectories". aCharts.us. Retrieved October 26, 2007.