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For the 2004 opera by Brian Ferneyhough, see Shadowtime (opera).
Single by Siouxsie and the Banshees
from the album Superstition
B-side "Spiral Twist", "Sea of Light"
Released 1 July 1991
Recorded 1991
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock
Writer(s) Siouxsie and the Banshees (Susan Ballion, Peter Edward Clarke and Steven Severin)
Producer(s) Stephen Hague
Siouxsie and the Banshees singles chronology
"Kiss Them for Me"
"Fear (of the Unknown)"

"Shadowtime" is a song written and recorded by English rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees and produced by Stephen Hague. It was released in 1991 as the second single from the band's 10th studio album, Superstition.

Music and reception[edit]

The song is an up-tempo, pop-oriented tune that received moderate airplay on alternative rock radios in the US in 1991.[1] "Shadowtime" was remixed slightly for its single version, giving it a fuller, synthesized sound and adding some background vocals by Siouxsie Sioux.

Severin said that "Shadowtime" was a kind of tribute to Roxy Music's For Your Pleasure.[2]

"Shadowtime" reached number 57 in the UK singles chart.[3] In the United States, it spent six weeks on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks chart, peaking at number 13 for the week of 12 October 1991.[4]


Chart (1991) Peak
U.K. Singles Chart 57
U.S. Hot Modern Rock Tracks 13


  1. ^ "Awards – US Modern rock tracks – Siouxsie and the Banshees". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Unsworth, Cathi. "Through the past, darkly". Melody Maker. 17 October 1992. "Shadowtime". "This wasn't intended to be a single," Severin reveals. "It's a Roxy Music For Your Pleasure tribute for all you trainspotters out there!"
  3. ^ "Siouxsie & the Banshees [UK charts]". Retrieved 29 April 2013. 
  4. ^ Alternative songs chart - week 1991-10-12 Retrieved 15 August 2015