The Walk (Eurythmics song)

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This article is about the Eurythmics single. For the 1983 single by The Cure, see The Walk (The Cure song).
"The Walk"
Eurythmics TheWalk.jpg
Single by Eurythmics
from the album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
B-side "Step on the Beast"
"The Walk" part 2
"Invisible Hands"
"Dr. Trash"
Released 18 June 1982
Format 7" vinyl
12" vinyl
Recorded December 1981
Genre New wave, synthpop
Length 4:10
Label RCA
Writer(s) Annie Lennox, David A. Stewart
Producer(s) David A. Stewart, Adam Williams
Eurythmics singles chronology
"This Is the House"
(1982)
"The Walk"
(1982)
"Love Is a Stranger"
(1982)

"The Walk" is a 1982 song by the British new wave duo Eurythmics. It was the band's fourth single, and was included on their second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).

Background[edit]

Produced by band member David A. Stewart and Adam Williams (ex-bassist of The Selecter), the track was recorded at Eurythmics' own 8-track home studio. As with their previous three singles, it was commercially unsuccessful, though it was included on the band's platinum-selling second album Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This) in 1983.

Several variations of the track have been released. The original 7" single featured "The Walk" (single version) and "The Walk" (part 2), whereas the 12" version included what would become the album version of the track. A fourth version, entitled "Let's Just Close Our Eyes", was released on the 12" of the band's next single "Love Is A Stranger".

Music video[edit]

A music video was made to accompany the single, which was only the group's second since their formation. To date, the video has not been released commercially, though is available on YouTube.[1]

B-sides[edit]

The 7" and 12" releases of the single contain several B-side tracks, none of which have been released elsewhere. They were omitted from Sony BMG's remastering of Eurythmics' back catalogue in 2005 and remain unavailable on CD. "Invisible Hands" had been the working title for what became the group's Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) album, but in the end the track was dropped from the album altogether. "Dr. Trash" was written solely by Adam Williams, thus becoming one of the few Eurythmics' recordings not to be written by Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart.

Track listings[edit]

7" vinyl[edit]

UK: RCA 230
Side one

  1. "The Walk" [Single version][note 1]

Side two

  1. "Step on the Beast"
  2. "The Walk" (Part 2)[note 2]

12" vinyl[edit]

UK: RCAT 230
Side one

  1. "The Walk" [Album version][note 3]
  2. "Invisible Hands"

Side two

  1. "Dr. Trash"
  2. "The Walk" (Part 2)[note 2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "eurythmics "the walk"". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-06-23. 

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The second chorus in this version is similar to the first, with heavy orchestration behind Lennox' vocals.
  2. ^ a b The version on the 7" is strangely longer than the one found on the 12".
  3. ^ The second chorus in this version is different from the first, with almost only the drums backing Lennox' vocals.

Personnel[edit]