Way & Bar

Way and Bar

Following a brief split, the duo got back together to release Way ∓ Bar (so called because of the way their names are wrapped around the album sleeve) in 1980. It would prove to be their last release on Polydor and would also lead to their 2nd split which would last nearly 10 years.

Recorded at Barrett's Place and produced by Wild Willy Barrett, the album featured Body Talk, the duo's cover of Gene Pitney's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, 21 Days and the almost single DK 50/80. In an effort to increase sales, Polydor released four variants of the sleeve artwork each with a different photo image and the title in different colours.


  1. Birthday Boy
  2. DK 50/80
  3. Cry, Cry
  4. 21 Days
  5. Medieval Dance
  6. Body Talk
  7. Baby's in the Club
  8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
  9. When Love's in Bloom
  10. Day After Day
  11. Come Back Darling


  • John Otway
  • Wild Willy Barrett