Waiting for the Sirens' Call (song)

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"Waiting for the Sirens' Call"
Waiting for the Sirens' Call coverart.jpg
Single by New Order
from the album Waiting for the Sirens' Call
Released September 26, 2005 (7")
October 3, 2005 (CD)
Format 7", CD
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:52 (single version)
5:42 (album version)
Label Warner
Songwriter(s) Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris, Phil Cunningham[1]
Producer(s) New Order, Jim Spencer
New Order singles chronology
"Jetstream"
(2005)
"Waiting for the Sirens' Call"
(2005)
"Guilt Is a Useless Emotion"
(2005)
"Jetstream"
(2005)
"Waiting for the Sirens' Call"
(2005)
"Guilt Is a Useless Emotion"
(2005)

"Waiting for the Sirens' Call" is a single released in 2005 by the group New Order. It was released by London Records on 26 September 2005, and was the third single from the album of the same title.

Release[edit]

Rather than the typical maxi CD and DVD configuration for the single, "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" was initially released as three separate 7" singles. Each 7" contained a different mix of the single as an A-side. On the B-side, each 7" contained a brand new remix of a classic New Order single. Many[who?] saw this as a bridging of the Waiting for the Sirens' Call album and the then-forthcoming Singles compilation. A CD single for "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" followed the three 7" singles, and was released on October 3, 2005. The two-track CD featured full-length remixes of the song.

The song was added to BBC Radio 2's A-List and was also playlisted by Xfm London. It debuted at #21 on the UK Singles Chart, one position lower than New Order's previous single, "Jetstream".

Cover[edit]

The cover image is a 1954 Eliot Elisofon photo of a nude woman in Tahiti, French Polynesia, seated in a river and placing a flower in her hair.[2]

  • Cover artists: Howard Wakefield, Peter Saville, Eliot Elisofon
  • Design studio: Saville Associates

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by New Order.

7" #1: NUO15V1 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Rich Costey Radio Edit) 3:52
2. "Temptation" (Secret Machines Remix) 4:37
7" #2: NUO15V2 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Band Mix) 3:53
2. "Everything's Gone Green" (Cicada Remix) 4:33
7" #3: NUO15V3 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Jacknife Lee Remix Edit) 4:11
2. "Bizarre Love Triangle" (Richard X Remix Edit) 4:19
CD: NUOCD15 (UK & Europe)
No. Title Length
1. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Rich Costey Remix) 5:39
2. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Jacknife Lee Remix) 6:10
CDR: Warner Bros. promo
No. Title Length
1. "Bizarre Love Triangle" (Richard X Remix Full Length) 7:05
2. "Everything's Gone Green" (Cicada Remix) 4:35
3. "Everything's Gone Green" (Martin Buttrich Remix) 4:56
4. "Temptation" (Secret Machines remix full length) 7:26
5. "Waiting for the Sirens' Call" (Jacknife Lee Remix Edit) 4:11
  • Includes exclusive mix by Martin Buttrich (Timo Maas' engineer) as well as exclusive full length cuts of two other mixes.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[3] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ascap entry
  2. ^ Sleevage.com - Cover info
  3. ^ "Chart Stats - New Order". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved 2008-10-02.