Well admittedly, there was probably a wee bit of knob-twiddling on his own work, however, in this respect it was knob-twiddling in a making his own noise kind of way (that’s enough knob-twiddling, Ed.) He used guest artists to provide vocals – in a way that probably first became the in thing in the late 80’s. The Real Thing was guested on by Steven Dante, a British Singer / Songwriter who himself had a list of credits primarily for working with others.
I haven’t noted when I bought this single, but it was released in w/e 26th September 1987 so I’d imagine it wasn’t long after. It was a smoulderer, never quite catching fire, on the UK Singles Chart, entering at number 51 before rising to number 13 where it spent 3 of its total of ten weeks. Here’s a look at the video for you (it’s an extended version of the song, so sit tight):