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Ships in the Night

Be-Bop Deluxe

single - 16 January 1976

Ships In The Night - Cover


A)  Ships In The Night

B)  Crying To The Sky



"Ships in the Night" was an edited version of the Sunburst Finish album cut, whereas "Crying to the Sky" was lifted unchanged from the same album.


Ships in the Night was the fifth Be Bop Deluxe single issued during the band's existence. The single was issued in a generic record company sleeve. UK Promo copies exist with the words "Demo Record Not For Sale", and a large 'A' printed on the label. US Mono/Stereo promo copies were pressed to encourage airplay on both AM and FM radio.



Both tracks would be included on the Singles As and Bs compilation (1981).


The single is long deleted, but both tracks can be found on the Cherry Red/Esoteric Recordings reissue of Sunburst Finish (2018) - both in physical form and as a digital download.

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