"Twist in My Sobriety" is a song written and recorded by Tanita Tikaram. Released as a single in 1988 from her debut album Ancient Heart, it was a top ten hit in many European countries, peaking at #2 in Austria and Germany, though it achieved only moderate success in the US and Australia.
In 1996, the song was also released in UK in a remixed version peaking at #82.
In 2001, the song appeared on the soundtrack of the film "Bandits."
The first line of the song, "All God's children need travelling shoes", is the title of a book by writer/poet Maya Angelou.
|1.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (edit)||3:53|
|1.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (full length version)||4:51|
|3.||"For All These Years" ||5:13|
|1.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (edit)||3:55|
|3.||"The Kill in Your Heart" ||3:43|
|4.||"For All These Years" ||5:12|
|1.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (Tikaramp Radio)||4:23|
|2.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (Phil Kelsey Vocal)||9:40|
|3.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (Extended Bumps Fluidity Mix)||5:10|
|4.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (Tikaramp Vocal)||6:48|
|5.||"Twist in My Sobriety" (SFX Sobriety Mix)||6:55|
Charts and sales
|Year-end chart (1989)||Position|
|Austrian Singles Chart||10|
|Swiss Singles Chart||21|
Szidi Tobias version
In 2008, a Czech version of the Tikaram's song recorded Slovak chanteuse Szidi Tobias under title "Závoj tkaný touhami" ("A Veil Woven of Desires"). Featuring alternate lyrics by Michal Horáček, the composition was released on his Anděl Awards-winning album Ohrožený druh, being classified as the most selling album of a music band in the Czech Republic in 2008.
- Credits and personnel
- In 1989, Liza Minnelli covered the song for her album Results, which was produced by the Pet Shop Boys.
- In 1989, Kati Kovács Hungarian singer, Music Week's The Star of The Year 1975 sang the song on a compilation album of 1989's hits.
- In 1989, Italo disco singer George Aaron recorded a version released on vinyl as a 12" single by Cruisin' Records, Italy.
- In 1994, Abigail covered the song on her album, Feel Good.
- In 1999, the German gothic metal group Dreadful Shadows recorded a cover version of the song on their album The Cycle as a bonus track.
- In 1999, the Chinese singer Chyi Yu covered the song for her album C'est la vie.
- In 2002, the Gothic metal band Darkwell covered the song for their album Conflict of Interest.
- In 2006, the Italian singer Gennaro Cosmo Parlato covered the song for him album Remainders.
- In 2007, the electronic dance music artist Les Adams covered the song and released it on Southern Fried Records. The release included remixes by Digital Dog, Soul Buddha, Ali Payami, Nathan Detroit and Norman Cook.
- In 2007, the Death metal Project Cynicism published a covered version with their album A Taste Of Hate.
- In 2008, the German project Songs of Lemuria included a cover of the song in the Footprints of the Moon album.
In 2011, Sebastian, Krieg and Strobe sample Twist in my Sobriety in their Strobe Club Mix.