The Gap (song)

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"The Gap"
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Single by Thompson Twins
from the album Into the Gap
B-side "Out Of The Gap
Sister Of Mercy"
Released November 22, 1984
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Recorded July 26, 1983
Genre Pop rock
Length 3:53
Label Arista Records
Songwriter(s) Tom Bailey
Alannah Currie
Joe Leeway
Producer(s) Alex Sadkin & Tom Bailey
Thompson Twins singles chronology
"Sister Of Mercy"
(1984)
"The Gap"
(1984)
"Lay Your Hands On Me"
(1984)
"Sister Of Mercy"
(1984)
"The Gap"
(1984)
"Lay Your Hands On Me"
(1984)

"The Gap" is a song by the British pop group Thompson Twins. It was the title track from the group's 1984 album Into the Gap, and was also released as a single in certain countries though not in the group's native UK. The single peaked at #69 in the U.S., spending six weeks on the US Billboard 100.[1] It also charted in Germany where it peaked at #62.[2] There was no promotional music video for this single.

The B-sides are a "megamix" of various Thompson Twins songs titled "Out Of The Gap", and the previous single, "Sister Of Mercy" (LP Version).

Formats[edit]

7" U.S. vinyl single (Arista AS1-9290)

Side A

  1. "The Gap" - 3:53

Side B

  1. "Out Of The Gap" (Medley) - 5:53
12" European vinyl single (Arista 601 365)

Side One

  1. "The Gap" (Extended Version) - 8:34

Side Two

  1. "Sister Of Mercy" (LP Version) - 5:08 (mislabeled as Extended Version)
  2. "Out Of The Gap" (Medley) - 5:53
7" German vinyl single (Ariola 106 591)

Side A

  1. "The Gap" - 3:53

Side B

  1. "Sister Of Mercy" - 5:08
12" U.S. vinyl promo single (Arista ADP-9289)

Side One

  1. "The Gap" (AOR Version) - 3:53

Side Two

  1. "The Gap" (Club Remix Version) - 8:34
7" U.S. vinyl promo single (Arista AS1-9290-SA)

Side A

  1. "The Gap" - 3:53

Side B

  1. "The Gap" - 3:53

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
position
German Singles Chart [3] 62
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 69

Official versions[edit]

Version Length Comment
Album version 4:43 Found on the album, Into the Gap, and on some of the various greatest hits compilation CDs.
7" single version/AOR version 3:53 Found on the 7" vinyl single (Arista AS1-9290) and the 12" vinyl Promo (Arista ADP-9289). Never has been released on CD.
Extended Version/Club Remix 8:34 Found on the European 12" vinyl single (Arista 601 365), and the cassette and CD versions of The Best of Thompson Twins: Greatest Mixes.
"Compass Points" 5:00 A semi-instrumental version of "The Gap", included with the Australian limited edition cassette longplay and 2xLP of Into The Gap with 8 bonus remixes. Also found on the double CD reissue of Into The Gap (2008 Edsel Records).
"Out of the Gap" (Medley) [7" Version] 5:53 A mix of Thompson Twins songs featuring "In The Name Of Love", "Love On Your Side", "Tears", "Doctor! Doctor!", "We Are Detective", "Lies", "Hold Me Now", and "The Gap". Found on b-side of the UK 7" & 12" vinyl singles for "The Gap", and the 7" vinyl singles for "Sister Of Mercy" (Arista TWINS 5). Never has been released on CD.
"Out of the Gap" (Megamix Extended Version) 8:58 An extended mix of Thompson Twins songs featuring "In The Name Of Love", "Love On Your Side", "Tears", "Doctor! Doctor!", "We Are Detective", "Lies", "Hold Me Now", and "The Gap". found on b-side of the UK 12" vinyl singles for "Sister Of Mercy" (Arista TWINS 125) and on the double CD reissue of Into The Gap (2008 Edsel Records).

Personnel[edit]

Written by Tom Bailey, Alannah Currie, and Joe Leeway.

  • Tom Bailey - vocals, synthesizer, contrabass, guitar, drum programmes
  • Alannah Currie - lyrics, marimba, xylophone, backing vocals, percussion
  • Joe Leeway - backing vocals, congas, Prophet V
  • Dinesh Pandit - tablas on "The Gap"
  • Produced by Alex Sadkin with Tom Bailey
  • Recorded and mixed by Phil Thornalley
  • "Out Of The Gap" mixed by The Swedish Eagle & Chris Modig ("In The Name Of Love" produced by Steve Lillywhite)
  • Photography - Paul Cox
  • Artwork/Design - Andie Airfix, Satori
  • Art Direction - Alannah and Nick Marchant

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thompson Twins - The Gap". Billboard.com. Retrieved 29 Sept 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "German Singles Chart History". Musicline.de. Retrieved 29 Sep 2012. 
  3. ^ "German Singles Chart History". Musicline.de. Retrieved 29 Sep 2012. 
  4. ^ "Thompson Twins - The Gap". Billboard.com. Retrieved 29 Sept 2012.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)