The song is Spandau Ballet’s 2nd best-charting single behind their previous release “True,”  reaching #2 on the UK Singles Chart (being held off the top by KC and the Sunshine Band‘s “Give It Up“), and #29 on the U.S Billboard Hot 100 chart. A music video was created for the single, which contains the longest-held note by any male artist in any song released during the 1980s.
Gold was re-recorded in a semi-acoustic, unplugged-like style for Spandau Ballet’s 2009 album ‘Once More‘. (source: Wikipedia)
True” is the title track from Spandau Ballet‘s 1983 album True, originally recorded at Compass Point Studios, Bahamas. It was composed by group leader, Gary Kemp, and is a six-minute (in its original album version) slow pop-ballad love song that in part pays tribute to the Motown artist Marvin Gayeand the sound he helped to establish. The song was recorded before Gaye‘s murder a year later.
The song was a huge worldwide hit, peaking at number one in the UK for four weeks in the spring of 1983, becoming the sixth biggest selling single of the year, and charting highly in 20 other countries. It is Spandau Ballet’s biggest hit and their most remembered song in the U.S., reaching number four on theBillboard Hot 100 chart in the autumn of that same year and topping the adult contemporary chart for one week. It is notable for its use in the 1984 filmSixteen Candles. (source: Wikipedia)