Silver (song)

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For the song by Moist, see Silver

Bunnymen silver.jpg
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Ocean Rain
B-side "Angels and Devils"
Released 13 April 1984
Format 7", 12"
Recorded Studio Des Dames, Paris
Amazon Studios, Liverpool
The Automat, San Francisco
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock
Length 3:19 (7") / 5:09 (12")
Label Korova (UK)
WEA (Germany)
Writer(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s) The Bunnymen, Gil Norton, Henri Loustau
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
The Sound of Echo
"Seven Seas"

"Silver" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released on 13 April 1984. It was the second single to be released from their 1984 album Ocean Rain. It stayed on the UK Singles Chart for five weeks, reaching a peak of number 30.[1] It also reached number 14 on the Irish Singles Chart.[2]

The b-side to the 7" is "Angels and Devils". The 12" version of the single was extended by one minute and 50 seconds and called "Silver (Tidal Wave)" and the b-side is the 7" version and "Angels and Devils". The 7" and 12" versions of the title track were recorded at the Studio Des Dames in Paris and the Amazon Studio in Liverpool, while "Angels and Devils" was recorded at The Automat in San Francisco on 18 March 1984.[3]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

7" release (Korova KOW 34)
  1. "Silver" – 3:19
  2. "Angels and Devils" – 4:24
12" release (Korova KOW 34T)
  1. "Silver (Tidal Wave)" – 5:09
  2. "Silver" – 3:19
  3. "Angels and Devils" – 4:24

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 30
Irish Singles Chart[2] 14





  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ a b "The Irish Charts – All there is to know". IRMA. 2008. Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  3. ^ "Echo & The Bunnymen – Silver (Tidal Wave)". Retrieved 29 April 2008. 
  4. ^ French sound engineer at the Studio des Dames recording studio (Paris, France), misspelled as Henri Lonstan

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