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someone somewhere (in summertime): information

  • As the third, and final UK single, from New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84), Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) was issued to promote the UK leg of the tour which started in late November.

  • A session version of King Is White And In The Crowd was selected as the B-side. Until the release of Silver Box in 2004, this was the only time Simple Minds released a session on one of their own records.

  • Charlie had started improvising and playing a new intro for the title track during some of the gigs. This was subsequently recorded and prepended to the extended version.

  • The choppy instrumental Soundtrack For Every Heaven was added to the 12" as a bonus track. Recorded during the New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) sessions, it was abandoned as no-one could develop the complicated track further.

  • No video was shot. The band were probably too busy preparing for the forthcoming UK tour (and time was additionally pressing because they'd stayed in Canada longer than expected).

  • To promote extra interest in the single, Virgin manufactured two limited editions: a poster bag sleeve (a first) and a picture disc (a first).

  • Malcolm Garrett was probably inspired by the Glittering Prize video for the mask graphic on the sleeve.

  • After the disappointing performance of Promised You A Miracle in the USA, A&M released Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) as a simple 7" promo for radio play and left it at that.

  • The single also released in Canada, and the 7" promo featured an exclusive edit of the extended mix.



someone somewhere: quick reference
7"   Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) Virgin VS 538
A1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(4:35)
B1. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session](5:18)


7"   Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) Poster Bag Virgin VS 538
A1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(4:35)
B1. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session](5:18)


7"   Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) Picture Disc Virgin VSY 538
A1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)(4:35)
B1. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session](5:18)


12"   Someone Somewhere In Summertime Virgin VS 538-12
A1. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)[Extended](6:02)
B1. King Is White And In The Crowd[Session](5:18)
B2. Soundtrack For Every Heaven(4:55)







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