July 15, 2010

(The Dream Academy - by 1986 the genres were blurring)

I was thinking of playing "Life In A Northern Town", the big hit by The Dream Academy. But since Newstalgia is a believer in exploring unfamiliar territory, I thought I would put up one of their lesser known singles which, although played a lot didn't achieve the hit status "Northern Town" did. Still, The Dream Academy were a great group and they managed to blur the genres as a lot of bands were starting to do by the mid-1980s. They were considered Folk but with New Wave/New Romantic leanings and a bit of synth-pop tossed in. All in all, it was a good formula and it worked for them. Though they didn't achieve the worldwide status their first album and single (Northern Town) did, they put out several good albums and a number of follow-up singles which this track, Indian Summer is one, released in 1986.

Always nice to check out the b-sides and lesser hits to find out what you might have been missing.

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