The Game (Echo & the Bunnymen song)

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"The Game"
Bunnymen thegame.jpg
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Echo & the Bunnymen
B-side "Lost and Found", "Ship of Fools"
Released 1 June 1987
Format 7", 12"
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock
Length 3:50
Label WEA
Writer(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s) Laurie Latham
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"Bring on the Dancing Horses"
"The Game"
"Lips Like Sugar"

"The Game" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released on 1 June 1987. It was the first single from their 1987 eponymous album. It reached number 28 on the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The single was released as a 7-inch single and a 12-inch single. The B-side is "Lost and Found", with the 12-inch single adding the track "Ship of Fools" to the B-side which was produced by The Bunnymen and Gil Norton. The single was released on WEA records.

The video was shot in Brazil.[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

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

7-inch (WEA YZ 134)
  1. "The Game" – 3:50
  2. "Lost and Found" – 3:52
12-inch release (WEA YZ 134T)
  1. "The Game" – 3:50
  2. "Lost and Found" – 3:52
  3. "Ship of Fools" – 4:06

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1987) Peak
UK Singles Chart[1] 28




  • Laurie Latham – producer on "The Game" and "Lost and Found"
  • The Bunnymen – producer on "Ship of Fools"
  • Gil Norton – producer and engineer on "Ship of Fools"
  • Paul Gomersall – engineer on "The Game" and "Lost and Found"
  • Stuart Barry – engineer on "The Game" and "Lost and Found"
  • Bruce Lampcov – mixing on "The Game" and "Lost and Found"

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Roberts, David, ed. (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). HIT Entertainment. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.