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Swing Out Sister – Waiting Game (US 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on December 27th, 2013


A. Front


Only released in the US and Canada “Waiting Game” was the third single taken from British sophisti-pop group Swing Out Sister’s 1989 album “Kaleidoscope World”. The single reached #19 on the Canadian singles chert while in the US it made top 10 on the Adult Contemporary chart peaking at #6. On the Billboard Hot 100 “Waiting Game” reached the #86 position.

Waiting Game (Extended Version) 6:38
Waiting Game (Remix Edit) 3:50

Waiting Game (Ultimix) 7:06
Waiting Game (Dub) 4:50
Coney Island Man 3:40
Producer – Swing Out Sister

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1989 Waiting Game U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #86
1989 Waiting Game U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks #6
1989 Waiting Game U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #33


Label: Fontana ‎– 874 191-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 33 ⅓ RPM
Country: US
Released: 1989
Genre: Electronic, Jazz, Pop
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Producer – Paul Staveley O’Duffy (tracks: A1 to B2)
Written-By – Connell*, Drewery*

From the LP; “Kaleidoscope World”
Processed (Plating/Metalwork) at Hub-Servall Record Mfg. Corp. based on the ‘HUB’ etchings (entered under ‘Mastered At’ temporarily for now).

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Speed Control: Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: ClickRepair (DeClick Level 3)
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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18 Responses to “Swing Out Sister – Waiting Game (US 12″)”

  1. Goodguy Says:

    Thanks Paul! There were others like When In Rome, Waterfront, Curiosity Killed The Cat, Hue & Cry, etc, but SOS really was the face of the Sophisti-pop genre. It saddens me that it, or Jazz-influenced pop, hasn’t had a resurgence.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Goodguy. I could see This track reminds me a bit of something that Lisa Stansfield would record.


    Goodguy Reply:

    I think more of blues when I think of her, but Classical, Blues, Jazz, Ethnic/World…all those genres were embraced for a time in England during the 80’s. Blue Zone might not have made it, and propelled her career, these days.


  2. ex15 Says:

    Nice track, look forward to the mixes, thanks Paul…..


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ex15 🙂


  3. lordofvhs Says:

    thank you so much bro.Have a nice weekend/end of year and all the best for you in 2014


  4. JamieH Says:

    Always up for more SOS! Thanks, Paul, and happy new year!


  5. Gilbert Gonzales Says:

    Hey Paul, super love this group and i can’t wait to listen to the Ultimix version! Happy New Year Paul. Wish you the best in health!


  6. Alejandro Says:

    Great, Paul! Thanks!


  7. Stefano Says:

    Great post Paul! Contains rare mixes not easily found elsewhere. I think I never heard the remix edit. Thanks, hope you had a great Christmas.


  8. musicdivaSF Says:

    You are amazing and everyone will agree with me on this. I am a huge fan of SOS and I’m so glad to see this on here. The added Ultimix version is a remix collector’s dream come true.


  9. Erwin Says:

    Love it, Love it, Love it! … Thanks Paul.


  10. Guss Says:

    Thank you Paul!!! I love this song.Have a good weekend!!!


  11. Omar Says:

    Loved this single. SOS were the missing link between Bacharach and new wave.


  12. Corky Says:

    Thank you so much for this, Paul–been tracking down this rare Remix Edit version of “Waiting Game” for years–it was a USA-only release, which I heard being played only on radio during the year it was released. Subsequent “best of” SOS compilations don’t have this rare single mix, so I’m overjoyed that I finally got to listen to it again through you, truly appreciate it!

    If you have the European 12″ of “You On My Mind,” there is a short edit version there that’s also considered rare, as it’s the only version of “You On My Mind” without the horns and brass in some parts, a version that has also never appeared anywhere else. If you could some day obtain it, I’d be one happy person. 🙂

    Have a truly awesome New Year ahead!


  13. ric Says:

    WOW! A Superb Orsome Sensational post, Paul!
    Been after the rare versions here for the longest time. This in fact is my favourite single off the sophomore album. I simply don’t understand why it wasn’t even a single released in the UK! Truly baffling!
    Happy weekend, Paul!


  14. MusicMan3 Says:

    Hi Paul. Thanks so much for posting!! This is my favorite single from Kaleidoscope World, and the Remix Edit is unique to this 12″. I’m surprised this song wasn’t a bigger hit in the US since its not a far cry from Breakout – much more mainstream “pop” than the rest of the album. The mixes on this single are excellent. Thanks again.

    Wishing you a great 2014!


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