7-89704 Walking In My Sleep
Produced by Mike Thorne
Released on February 1984
UK CHART POSITION #56 . . . US CHART POSITION #62 (charted Feb. 18, 1984 for 9 weeks)
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7-89704 w. picture sleeve
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W ell it’s all been sleepwalking after a fashion, hasn’t it? I know where Robert Plant and Lou Gramm stand, but Daltrey’s always been a drifter. He gives you a good fight, might even charm you, but he’s here to collect a reward. When the money’s gone, he’ll be back with a new producer and another dozen bullets forged by professional tunesmiths. So it went with Parting Should Be Painless, for which this was the advance single. “Walking In My Sleep” actually stayed on the US charts for nine weeks, which is impressive until you recall that even a turd will float to the surface if it’s light enough. The B side is a Eurythmics’ tune, “Somebody Told Me,” that Daltrey gives a choppy reading. Daltrey’s voice wags my tail (blame The Who), but parting with more than three bucks for the 7-inch single would be painfully shortsighted since you can probably buy the entire album (which includes both tracks) for a dollar more. However, the 12-inch single is a different story: it features a version of "Gimme Some Lovin'" not available elsewhere.

TRACK LISTING

  1. WALKING IN MY SLEEP    (Jack Green/Leslie Adey)    3:20
  2. SOMEBODY TOLD ME    (Annie Lennox/Dave A. Stewart)    3:10

    12-inch single
  3. WALKING IN MY SLEEP
  4. SOMEBODY TOLD ME
  5. GIMME SOME LOVIN'

CREDITS

Mike Cullen -- photo

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1984 WEA 7"/12 U9686/T picture sleeve
US February 1984 Atlantic 7" 7-89704 picture sleeve
US 1984 Atlantic 12PRO PR-572 feat. A only
GER/ITA 1984 WEA 7" 25 9686-7 picture sleeve
FRA/ITA 1984 WEA 12 25 9628-0  

 

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