Farewell My Summer Love was the title track from the follow-up
album to Thriller, and reached #7 in the UK during the early summer of
1984, and #38 in the U.S.
The album itself featured nine songs that were originally recorded in 1973 but previously unreleased. All of the songs were updated and remixed by Motown for the album's release in 1984. The album was wasn't all that commercially successful - it sold around three million copies Worldwide - and peaked at #9 in the UK album charts, and #46 in the U.S.
The second and final single release from the album in the UK was Girl You're So Together (with Touch The One You Love as the B-side) which peaked at #33. In the U.S. it was the other way around, Touch The One You Love was released as a single with Girl You're So Together as the B-side, but it failed to chart.
Personally, the song brings back a lot of memories from my final year in School, so it always makes me feel a bit sad. I suppose my summer love was not just one person, but all of my friends at school, many of whom I've never seen since :(