Sleepwalk (song)


Sleepwalk (song)

Infobox Single
Name = Sleepwalk


Artist = Ultravox
from Album = Vienna
B-side = "Waiting"
Released = June 16 1980
Format = 7" single
Recorded = 1980
Genre = Synthpop, Electronic
Length = 03:10
Label = Chrysalis CHS 2241
Writer = Midge Ure, Chris Cross, Warren Cann, Billy Currie
Producer = Conny Plank, Ultravox
Chart position = * #29 (UK)
Last single = "Quiet Men" (1978)
This single = "Sleepwalk" (1980)
Next single = "Passing Strangers" (1981)
"Sleepwalk" is Ultravox's first single from the band's fourth album, and the first with Midge Ure as frontman, released by Chrysalis Records on June 16, 1980.

The song was primarily used to achieve a record contract with Chrysalis in 1980 after the band were sacked from their previous label, Island Records. Compared to previous singles with John Foxx, it was moderately successful in the UK charts, peaking at #29 and paving the way for future success with both the album "Vienna" (released July 1980) and the "Vienna" single (released Jan 1981). There was no official music video produced for the single.

The single's B-side, "Waiting" is a more solemn, bass-laden affair in comparison to the frenzied synth work of the A-side. It now appears on the CD re-issue of "Vienna" as a bonus track, as well as various other Ultravox compilations.

Track listing

# "Sleepwalk" – 3:10
# "Waiting" – 3:51


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