B-43020 Time Will Crawl
Produced by David Bowie and David Richards
Released on June 1987
UK CHART POSITION #33
Find it at GEMM
B-43020 w. picture sleeve  

W ell, time doesn’t crawl so much on the single version anyway. The cut-and-paste lyrics were beginning to seem like a crutch, though, and conjuring the ghost of Major Tom strikes an unflattering comparison to the wonderful “Ashes To Ashes.” The flip side is a nonalbum track, “Girls,” available in the single edit version on the seven-inch and two different versions on the twelve-inch. It’s not a bad B side, to the best of my knowledge still not available on album, so this is something of a collectible (and an affordable one at that). The piano flourishes and dramatic reading on “Girls” remind me of Aladdin Sane’s “Lady Grinning Soul,” in case anyone’s interested.

B-43020 back picture sleeve
B-43020 back picture sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. TIME WILL CRAWL (SINGLE VERSION)    (David Bowie)    4:03
  2. GIRLS (SINGLE EDIT)    (lyrics by David Bowie/music by David Bowie and Erdal Kizilcay)    4:16

    UK 12-inch track listing
  3. TIME WILL CRAWL (EXTENDED DANCE MIX)    (David Bowie)    6:03
  4. TIME WILL CRAWL
  5. GIRLS (EXTENDED EDIT)

    US/CAN 12-inch track listing
  6. TIME WILL CRAWL (EXTENDED DANCE MIX)    (David Bowie)    6:03
  7. TIME WILL CRAWL (LP VERSION)
  8. GIRLS (EXTENDED EDIT)
  9. GIRLS (JAPANESE VERSION)

CREDITS

DAVID BOWIE --
Mick Haggerty -- design
Greg Gorman -- photography

REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK June 1987 EMI America 7" EA237 picture sleeve
UK June 1987 EMI America 12 12EA237 see UK 12" track listing
US/CAN June 1987 EMI America 7" B-43020 picture sleeve
US June 1987 EMI America 12 V19247 see US 12" track listing
US 1987 EMI America 7PRO PBO-43020 promo feat. A on both sides
CAN 1987 EMI America 12PRO S75197 see US/CAN 12" track listing

 

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