- 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).
- Although he often used frames and pictures from the band's videos, Malcolm Garrett wasn't
inspired by the masks used in the Glittering Prize video for the sleeve. He either never saw the
video, or had forgotten seeing it at the time.
- He actually found an image of the Statue Of Liberty before assembly and decided it would be good for the sleeve's artwork.
- 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.