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Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (Superb Superb Mix)

Number 41 in an occasional series of reviews of my favourite 80s 12″ records.

Chart Number


Track Length – 06:12
Released on Mercury
Format – 12″
Year of Release - 1987
1pCD Rating –
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Produced by Paul Staveley O'Duffy
On chart(s) - Top 50 12"s of the 1980s

Swing Out Sister – Twilight World (Superb Superb Mix)

The fourth single to be released from Swing Out Sister’s breakout album “It’s Better to Travel”. Released in March 1987 (in the UK at least) on the back of the success of Surrender and Breakout, the 12″ version was one of the new wave of “soulful jazz” to come out of the UK scene at the time. Similar in tempo to Sade, with it’s horn riffs, tamba drums and soulful, almost torch-like, singing.

It failed to reach the dizzy top 10 heights of it’s forbears, but did manage to scrape into #32 on the UK singles chart. 

Personally one of my favourites from the album.