The single reached nmber 15 on the UK Singles Chart and number 7 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, it is also their highest-peaking chart single in the US.
The lyrics are references to Nick Drake, who died of an antidepressant overdose in 1974. The Dream Academy intended the song as a tribute to Drake.
There were two different versions of the music video. The first one was made in 1984 and was filmed in Hebden Bridge near Halifax in Yorkshire, UK. It was directed by Tim Pope. The second version was filmed in 1985 and was directed by Leslie Libman and Larry Williams. It was filmed in and around Newcastle upon Tyne with some scenes filmed in Manchester in the UK and in the USA. The video featured footage from one of their first TV appearances, on the British music show The Tube.
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7 inch Mix
Test Tape Number 3 - B-Side
Poised On The Edge Of Forever - B-Side
Dream Acadamy - Life In A Northern Town - Video