- 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
- 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.