Dance Away (song)

"Dance Away"
Single by Roxy Music
from the album Manifesto
B-side "Cry, Cry, Cry" (Europe)
"Trash 2" (US, Japan)
Released April 1979
Format 7" single, 12" single
Recorded 1978 (1978)–1979 (1979), Ridge Farm Studio, Rusper, England; Basing Street Studios, London
Genre Pop, Dance music
Length 4:20 (album)
3:48 (7" single)
6:29 (12" extended remix)
Label Island, Polydor
Writer(s) Bryan Ferry
Producer Roxy Music
Roxy Music singles chronology
"Trash"
(1979)
"Dance Away"
(1979)
"Angel Eyes"
(1979)

"Dance Away" is a song by the British rock band Roxy Music. Released in April 1979, it was the second single to be taken from their album Manifesto, and became one of the band's most famous songs, reaching Number 2 in the UK and spending a total of 14 weeks on the charts, the longest chart residency of a Roxy Music single. Although it didn't make number 1, it became the 9th biggest selling single in the UK in 1979.[1]

"Dance Away" was originally written by Bryan Ferry for his 1977 solo album In Your Mind, but did not make the final track listing. It was then planned for inclusion on his 1978 album The Bride Stripped Bare, but again was not included. It was finally completed and released on Roxy Music's Manifesto, the band's first studio album in four years.[2]

The single version was a different mix compared to the original album version. As with their next single "Angel Eyes", the single version of "Dance Away" later replaced the album version for subsequent releases, and was included on the band's 1995 box set The Thrill Of It All. While the 1999 re-mastered version of the Manifesto album restored the original version of "Angel Eyes"[3], it still retained the single mix of "Dance Away" in place of the original, making the The Thrill of It All boxset the only place in which the original album version of the song can now be found.

As well as the traditional 7" single format, the band also released an extended mix of the song on the then-burgeoning 12" single format.

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