Arista Records | 1983 | LP, CD, cassette
Cherry Red Records | 2010 | 2xCD

North of a Miracle is the debut solo album by English singer-songwriter Nick Heyward. It was released on 28 October 1983 through Arista Records and spent 10 weeks on the UK Albums Chart, peaking at number 10.

The album produced four UK singles, “Whistle Down the Wind”, “Take That Situation”, “Blue Hat for a Blue Day” and “On a Sunday”.

In the United States, the album peaked in the Billboard 200 at number 178 in 4 weeks on the chart. On the Cash Box album chart, it spent a total of eight weeks, peaking at number 170. The single Whistle Down the Wind peaked at #20 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in early 1984 and was selected by director John Hughes for inclusion in the 1984 film Sixteen Candles.


Single sleeve for Nick Heyward - Whistle Down the Wind
Whistle Down The Wind
Single sleeve for Nick Heyward - Take That Situation
Take That Situation

Blue Hat For A Blue Day

On A Sunday
  1. When It Started To Begin
  2. Blue Hat For A Blue Day
  3. Two Make It True
  4. On A Sunday
  5. Club Boy At Sea
  6. Whistle Down The Wind
  7. Take That Situation
  8. The Kick Of Love
  9. The Day It Rained Forever
  10. Atlantic Monday

Bonus tracks on the Cherry Red reissue

  1. Don’t Get Me Wrong
  2. Stolen Tears
  3. Cafe Canada
  4. Love At The Door
  5. Take That Situation (live at The Dominion)
  6. Two Make It True (live at The Dominion)
  7. On A Sunday (live at The Dominion)
  8. Favourite Shirts (live at The Dominion)
  9. Milk Film (live at The Dominion)
  10. Love Plus One (live at The Dominion)
  11. Atlantic Monday (live at The Dominion)
  12. More Than A Dream (live at The Dominion)
  13. Fantastic Day (live at The Dominion)
  14. Whistle Down The Wind (12″ mix)
  15. Take That Situation (Rhythm Mix)
  16. Sublime On A Sunday
  17. Atlantic Monday (early version)
  18. When It Started To Begin (re-recorded)
  19. The Kick Of Love (instrumental)
  20. Take That Situation (instrumental)
  21. Whistle Down The Wind (instrumental reprise)