SPANDAU BALLET "GOLD" (1983)
by Mark Nobes, chief editor
Gold is one of Spandau Ballet's most memorable and best-loved songs, and was the eleventh single release of the 80s for British band, reaching #2 in the UK and #29 in the U.S. It was released as the fourth single from the band's third and most successful studio album, True, which was produced by Steve Jolley and Tony Swain.
The song became the band's second-biggest hit, with the previous single and title track from True being their most successful, and topping the UK singles chart.
"Gold" was played on Absolute Radio's Breakfast Show each time a Team GB athlete won a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics, so the song received quite a bit of air time!
The 7 inch version was exactly one minute shorter than the album version, and the single featured an instrumental version on the B-side.
The 12 inch included an extended 7:12 version, plus, a live version of Foundation, the seventh track on the True album.