- Scissors in the Sand
Name = Scissors in the Sand
Cover size =
Echo & the Bunnymen
Album = Siberia
5 June 2006
Length = 3:17
Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch
Producer = Hugh Jones
Last single = "
In the Margins" (2005)
This single = "Scissors in the Sand" (2006)
Next single = "Scissors in the Sand" is a single by
Echo & the Bunnymenwhich was released on 5 June 2006on the Cooking Vinyllabel. It was the third single to be released from the band's 2005 album, "Siberia".
Like their previous two singles, "Stormy Weather" and "
In the Margins", and the parent album, this single was produced by Hugh Jones who had previously produced the band's 1981 album " Heaven Up Here". The cover photographwas taken by Joe Dilworth. The live version of "Villiers Terrace" was taken from the band's 2005 appearance at the Reading Festival. [cite web | title = The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Discography | url = http://www.villiersterrace.com/disc/2003-2008.htm | publiser = Villiers Terrace.com | accessdate = 2008-05-09 ]
Reviewing the single, Room Thirteen described the song as "classic Bunnymen", that the song compared to their mid-80s releases and scored it with 11 out of 13. [cite web | last = Digget | first = Paul | title = The Bunnymen Strike Back | url = http://www.roomthirteen.com/cgi-bin/cd_view.cgi?CDID=3798 | publisher = Room Thirteen | date =
25 May 2006| accessdate = 2008-05-09 ] Reviewing the album "Siberia", " The Pitt News" described "Scissors in the Sand" as the album's most ambitious and strongest track, the reviewer also states that the song sees McCulloch at his most intense and also comments favourably on Sergeant's guitar solo. [citation | last = Jacobs | first = Justin | title = Aging band echoes '80s rock | url = http://media.www.pittnews.com/media/storage/paper879/news/2006/04/13/AE/Aging.Band.Echoes.80s.Rock-1847740.shtml | newspaper = The Pitt News| publication-date = 13 April 2006| publication-place = Pittsburgh, PA | accessdate = 2008-05-09 ]
The single was not well received by the general public and failed to chart.
#"Scissors in the Sand" (
radio edit) ( Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch) – 3:17
In the Margins" (acoustic) (Sergeant, McCulloch) – 4:56
#"Villiers Terrace" (live) (Sergeant, McCulloch,
Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas) – 5:28
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