Nite Flights (song)

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"Nite Flights"
Song by The Walker Brothers
from the album Nite Flights
ReleasedJuly 1978
RecordedFebruary 1978, Scorpio Sound, London
GenreArt rock, pop, rock
Length4:25
LabelGTO Records
Songwriter(s)Scott Engel
Producer(s)Scott Walker and Dave MacRae

"Nite Flights" is a song written by American singer-songwriter Scott Walker under his given name Scott Engel. The song was first recorded and released by Walker's pop group The Walker Brothers as the title track of their final album 1978's Nite Flights.

Personnel[edit]

David Bowie version[edit]

"Nite Flights" was first covered by the English musician David Bowie in 1993 for his album Black Tie White Noise. Along with all the other songs on Black Tie White Noise, this version uses heavy electronic sounds, including electronic drums and multiple synthesizers. A remixed version called "Moodswings Back to Basics Remix" was released on the bonus disc following the 10th anniversary edition of the album.

Bowie remarked that he was introduced to Scott Walker when he dated one of Walker's ex-girlfriends. Reportedly, she enjoyed Walker's music more than Bowie's, and played Walker's albums constantly.[1]

Versions[edit]

  • Album version - 4:30
  • Moodswings Back to Basics Remix – 10:01

The Fatima Mansions version[edit]

"Nite Flights"
Single by The Fatima Mansions
from the album Lost in the Former West
Released1994
Format10", CD
Recorded1994
GenreArt rock
Length3:52
LabelKitchenware Records, Radioactive
Songwriter(s)Scott Engel
Producer(s)Jerry Harrison, Ralph Jezzard
The Fatima Mansions singles chronology
"The Loyaliser"
(1994)
"Nite Flights"
(1994)

"Nite Flights" was recorded by the art rock group The Fatima Mansions in 1994 for their album Lost in the Former West. It was also released as a single on UK Radioactive/Kitchenware the same year. The single also included a remix of the song by The Blood Of The Lamb titled "It's So Cold.... I Think".

Track listing[edit]

Kitchenware Records – SKCD 68
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Nite Flights"S. Engel3:52
2."As I Washed The Blood Off"Cathal Coughlan5:02
3."Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne"Rev, Vega[2]3:28
4."It's So Cold.... I Think"Engel, Coughlan5:24

Other sources[edit]

  • Black Tie White Noise Limited Edition DVD, 2004
  • The Trouser Press[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
  2. ^ "Fatima Mansions, The – Nite Flights". Discogs. Retrieved 23 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Fatima Mansions". TrouserPress.com. Retrieved 2016-08-03.