North of a Miracle is Nick Heyward’s debut solo album. It was released on October 28, 1983 through Arista Records and spent 10 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number 10. The album also placed in the Billboard 200 at number 178.
The album produced four UK hit singles, “Whistle Down the Wind”, “Take That Situation”, “Blue Hat for a Blue Day” and “On a Sunday”.
The British Phonographic Industry certified the album Gold for sales in excess of 100,000.
The album was recorded from May to June 1983 at Abbey Road Studios and produced by Geoff Emerick. The original U.S. vinyl pressing slightly altered the running order of the songs, most notably moving “Atlantic Monday” from its closing track position to being the second song on side two.