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Waiting is the second and final studio album by the Fun Boy Three. It was released in 1983 and featured the hit single "Our Lips Are Sealed," co-written by Terry Hall and previously performed by The Go-Go's.

Writer Robert Palmer called it one of the "summer's worthier record releases...that shouldn't be overlooked":

The songs are full of barbed political and social commentary with a decidedly English bias. The harmonies and melodic twists and turns are reminiscent of 1930's pop, and the odd but effective arrangements feature trombone, cello and other orchestral instruments in a kind of music hall mélange.

According to music critic Robert Christgau, "David Byrne's production suits songwriting that has advanced beyond the undernourishment of their breakaway debut."

Track listing

All songs written by Fun Boy Three unless noted.

Side A

"Murder She Said" 1:57

"The More I See (The Less I Believe)" 3:38

"Going Home" 3:36

"We're Having All The Fun" 2:50

"The Farmyard Connection" 2:46

Side B

"The Tunnel of Love" (Golding/Hall/Staples) 3:08

"Our Lips Are Sealed" (Hall, Jane Wiedlin) 3:36

"The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)" 3:06

"Things We Do" 3:36 "Well Fancy That!" 3:06

Original U.S. vinyl release

The tracks were in a different order for the original U.S. vinyl release (B6V 41417):

Side A

"Our Lips Are Sealed" (Hall, Jane Wiedlin) 3:36

"The Tunnel of Love" (Golding/Hall/Staples) 3:08

"The Pressure of Life (Takes the Weight Off the Body)" 3:06

"Things We Do" 3:36

"The Farmyard Connection" 2:46

Side B

"Murder She Said" 1:57

"The More I See (The Less I Believe)" 3:38

"Going Home" 3:36

"We're Having All The Fun" 2:50

"Well Fancy That!" 3:06

Personnel

Terry Hall - vocals

Neville Staple - percussion, vocals

Lynval Golding - guitar, vocals

David Byrne - guitar, producer, mixing

Nicky Holland - keyboards, vocals, arranger

Ingrid Schroeder - vocals

Bethan Peters - bass guitar, vocals

June Miles-Kingston - drums, vocals

Dick Cuthell - cornet

Annie Whitehead - trombone

Caroline Lavelle - cello

Geraldo d'Arbilly - percussion

Jeremy Green - engineer, mixing

David Storey - design

Mike Owen - photography

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