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Nick Heyward “North of a Miracle”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#148 in the Series) is Nick Heyward, North of a Miracle.

Do you remember Nick Heyward? If you don’t remember his name, you may remember his band before he went out on his own. Does Haircut 100 sound familiar? They had a nice hit called Love Plus One in 1982.  North of a Miracle was released in 1983.

Numerous tracks gathered some nice airplay from this disc.  Whistle Down the Wind comes to mind first.  But we also heard Atlantic Monday, Blue Hat for a Blue Day, Club Boy at Sea and The Day it Rained Forever.

Some players that added to the sound here that you might now included Pino Palladino, Morris Pert and Steve Nieve.

North of a Miracle peaked at #178 on the Billboard Album Chart in 1984.

Whistle Down the Wind hit #20 on the Adult Contemporary Singles Chart in 1983.

The album was produced by Geoff Emerick He was best known for being the long time engineer at Abbey Road Studio.

Here’s a studio version of Whistle Down the Wind and then a live Atlantic Monday.