Clouds Across the Moon

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"Clouds Across the Moon"
Single by RAH Band
from the album Mystery
B-side Clouds Across the Moon (Solar Horizon Mix)[1]
Released March 1985 (1985-03)
Format 1985: 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl[1]
2007: CD
Genre Jazz-funk, synthpop, new wave
Length 6:49(album version)[2]
4:12(singe edit)[3]
Label RCA[1]
Writer(s) Richard Anthony Hewson[3]
Producer(s) Richard Anthony Hewson[3]
RAH Band singles chronology
"Are You Satisfied? (Funka Nova)"
"Clouds Across the Moon"
"Sorry Doesn't Make it Anymore"
Music sample
Alternative cover
Cover of "Clouds Across the Moon 07"

"Clouds Across the Moon" is a song written by Richard Anthony Hewson. It was released as a single in March 1985 on his studio group the RAH Band's album Mystery. The single reached the top 10 of the singles charts in the UK, The Netherlands and Sweden. The vocals were performed by Hewson's wife Liz.[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[5] 6
France (SNEP)[6] 28
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 5
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[8] 9

2007 version[edit]

"Clouds Across The Moon 07" is a remixed version of the 1985 single of the same name. The vocals were re-recorded by vocalist Emma Charles and the single was released by Shocking Music in July 2007. Hewson states that the single was remixed and released in response to "the phenomenal demand by fans and DJs, for a modern mix of the 1985 'classic'". As well as new vocals, the new version has a more jazz-funk feel than the original, but still retains the original synthesizer and drum machine.[9]

1998 cover[edit]

"Clouds Across The Moon" was covered by Norwegian electronica duo Frost, and featured on their debut album "Bedsit Theories" in 1998. The album was produced with the assistance of Röyksopp. The album did well in the Norwegian charts and the single had airtime on MTV in the summer of 1998.

CD Single Track Listing[edit]

  • 1. Richmann Mix
  • 2. Sola Powa Mix
  • 3. Dan Dares Cosmic Club
  • 4. Radio Mix


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