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This is the track 'Rescue' by Echo and The Bunnymen taken from the Secret Records DVD 'Dancing Horses: Live At The Shepherds Bush Empire'. Recorded on 1st November 2005 this performance features many of the band's classic songs including 'Rescue', 'The Cutter', 'The Killing Moon', 'Bring On The Dancing Horses' and many more. The DVD also includes an exclusive interview with singer Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant.

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Retrieved from Wikipedia:
Rescue on Wikipedia
Bunnymen rescue.jpg7" single cover
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Crocodiles
B-side"Simple Stuff" / "Pride"
Released5 May 1980
Format7", 12"
Writer(s)Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s)Ian Broudie, The Bunnymen
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology

"Rescue" is the second single released by the band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 5 May 1980 and subsequently included on the Crocodiles album, which was released on 18 July 1980. It was the band's first single to chart, reaching number 62 on the UK Singles Chart.[1] It was also their first release on the newly formed Korova label.

On the single's release, Smash Hits described it as "attractive left field pop" that had "sparse guitarring reminiscent of early cure and plenty of deadpan melodic bite".[2]

The single was reissued as a limited edition 7" single on 4 December 2006 on the same label and with the same catalogue number, KOW 1, and reached number 177 on the UK Singles Chart. A promo 7" version was also released by Korova in January 1983.

The song was covered by the Scottish rock group Idlewild on their 2000 single "These Wooden Ideas," and by the American band Rogue Wave on the 2016 album of 80s covers, Cover Me.


  • 1 Formats and track listings
  • 2 Chart positions
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links

Formats and track listings

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas.

1980 and 2006 7" single
  1. "Rescue"
  2. "Simple Stuff"
1980 12" single
  1. "Rescue"
  2. "Simple Stuff"
  3. "Pride"
1983 7" promo single
  1. "Rescue"
  2. "Never Stop"
  3. "The Cutter"


  1. ^ Roberts, David, ed. (2006), British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.), HIT Entertainment, ISBN 1-904994-10-5 
  2. ^ "Singles". Smash Hits (1–14 May 1980): 28–29. 
  • "Echo & The Bunnymen at". Retrieved 1 April 2008. 
  • "Villiers The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography". Retrieved 1 April 2008. 

External links

  • Live performance from the official website
  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


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