Sleepwalk (song)

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"Sleepwalk"
Ultravox-Sleepwalk.jpg
Single by Ultravox
from the album Vienna
B-side "Waiting"
Released 16 June 1980
Format
Recorded February 1980 at RAK Studios
Genre
Length 3:10
Label Chrysalis CHS 2241
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Ultravox singles chronology
"Quiet Men"
(1978)
"Sleepwalk"
(1980)
"Passing Strangers"
(1981)
"Quiet Men"
(1978)
"Sleepwalk"
(1980)
"Passing Strangers"
(1981)

"Sleepwalk" is Ultravox's first single from their fourth album, Vienna, and their first with Midge Ure as frontman. It was Ultravox's first UK Top 30 chart hit, hitting the lofty heights of Number 29. As well as the standard black vinyl, the 7 Inch was released as a limited clear vinyl.

The single's B-side, "Waiting" is a more solemn, bass-laden affair in comparison to the faster synth work of the A-side. It now appears on the CD re-issue of Vienna as a bonus track, as well as various other Ultravox compilations.

The 12" release does not contain an extended version of the song, or a third/additional song,[1] in fact it is simply a double A-sided promo single, with only "Sleepwalk" on each side.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sleepwalk" – 3:10
  2. "Waiting" – 3:51

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ultravox - Sleepwalk (Vinyl)". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2016-10-17.