Ships in the Night

Be-Bop Deluxe

single - 16 January 1976

Ships In The Night - Cover

TRACKS:

A)  Ships In The Night

B)  Crying To The Sky

ORIGINALLY:

 

"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.

NOTES:

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.


PAST RELEASES:

 

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

CURRENT AVAILABILITY:
 

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.