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Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (All Night Version) (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on October 26th, 2016



“The Killing Moon” is a song by the band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 20 January 1984 as the lead single from their 1984 album, Ocean Rain. It is one of the band’s highest-charting hits, reaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart, and often cited as the band’s greatest song. Ian McCulloch has said: “When I sing “The Killing Moon”, I know there isn’t a band in the world who’s got a song anywhere near that”. In a retrospective review of the song, Allmusic journalist Stewart Mason wrote: “The smart use of strings amplifies the elegance of the tune, bringing both a musical richness and a sense of quiet dignity to the tune”.

The Killing Moon (All Night Version) 9:07
Arranged By [Orchestra], Piano, Cello [Solo] – Adam Peters
Mixed By – Gil Norton
Recorded By – David Lord

The Killing Moon 5:47
Arranged By [Orchestra], Piano, Cello [Solo] – Adam Peters
Mixed By – Gil Norton
Recorded By – David Lord

Do It Clean (Live) 6:30
Mixed By – Bill Drummond

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

Label: Korova – KOW 32 T
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Single, 45 RPM
Country: UK
Released: 20 Jan 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: New Wave, Indie Rock

Bass – Les Pattinson
Drums – Pete De Freitas
Guitar, Vocals – Ian McCulloch
Lead Guitar – Will Sergeant
Written-By – McCulloch*, Pattinson*, DeFreitas*, Sergeant*

Do It Clean recorded live at The Royal Albert Hall, London, July 18th 1983.

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18 Responses to “Echo & The Bunnymen – The Killing Moon (All Night Version) (UK 12″)”

  1. OMAR Says:

    Thanks Paul for this. I have this single and love it. Also a very rare 7″ edit that’s 4:27 min long exists. I wonder if that’s a radio promotional version or not?


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar. I have heard about the edit I must look into finding a copy. I would imagine it was for radio since the LP version is almost six minutes.


  2. Jeff Says:

    I am so keen to hear this “All Night Version” Paul!! Perfect anytime, but on Halloween it really seems to fit. And, as a fan of the new season of “American Horror Story: Roanoke” they talk about the “Blood Moon” and this song certainly fits the part. Ooh, I’m so excited. Thank you for this Paul, like everything else you share with all of us.


    P.S. Again, thank you for yesterday’s Dead Or Alive posting. Excellent stuff to appreciate and love about Pete and you for bringing it to my attention!!

    P.P.S. Thanks for all the Halloween goodies you have here, lurking in the corners of Burning The Ground. You make my Halloween music obsession “scream in pleasure!!!!!”


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jeff. This is what I had originally planned for Monday but due to the sad circumstances I postponed it. Today was hard to move on but we must but never forget.


  3. Rafael Cova Says:

    ahhhh love this, cool song great 12″, thanks Paul


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Rafael Cova 🙂


  4. Jermajesty Says:

    How mystical Paul, I’ve been playing this all the last week.

    The chord structure is based on Bowie’s Space Odyssey, backwards. Lots of other info here:


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Wow how interesting thanks Jermajesty 🙂


    Jermajesty Reply:

    Obviously I meant Space Oddity there – frikkn autocorrect.

    Mac plays an example on accoustic guitar in this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HflYBQcm1jw


  5. Martijn van Heeringen Says:

    Legendary track, probably due to the 2001 movie Donnie Darko.
    It should have been in at least some episode of Miami Vice season 4 or 5 too since it has the darker alternative sound, but mysteriously, it was not.
    Love this version, as well as the Up All Night Mix.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I could be wrong but the “Up All Night” version is just an edit of the “All Night Version” that the compilation 12″ 80s created.


  6. micmij Says:

    Absolutely legendary indie 12″, Paul. Thanks for posting!


  7. Alberto Says:

    This is a wonderful treasure. I really was moved the very first time I listened to this fantastic song. You can call me a stupid, but at first I thought it was a side-project by Robert Smith! 🙂

    Have a nice week-end and again thanks a lot.


  8. kevin Says:

    such an iconic 80’s track! thanks for posting! i’ve only ever had the all night version. happy to finally have the edit.


  9. RollingStoner Says:

    Hi Paul, Thanks for posting this one. Great music and classy cover art. By chance do you have the Shine So Hard EP?


  10. music_fan Says:

    DJPaulT, here’s a request…

    Jermaine Stewart – Don’t Talk Dirty To Me


    Paris – Another Sad Affair

    Both great 80s pops songs and comparatively unknown. Another Sad Affair is an absolute classic. 🙂


  11. music_fan Says:

    Must admit, I think this Echo song is better than The Killing Moon:




  12. Grant Says:

    Oh my gosh, this looks amazing! I just saw the band on their current tour and it was fantastic. Thanks for this and ANY Echo you can share! 🙂


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