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.