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
Songwriter(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s) Laurie Latham
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"Bring on the Dancing Horses"
(1985)
"The Game"
(1987)
"Lips Like Sugar"
(1987)
"Bring on the Dancing Horses"
(1985)
"The Game"
(1987)
"Lips Like Sugar"
(1987)

"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
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 28

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • 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]

References[edit]

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