LIFE IN A NORTHERN TOWN – 2009  -Eddy McManus’ dreamy version of this beautiful song from 1985 by The Dream Academy is touted as one of his best vocal interpretations.  This song has been sold in dozens of countries!
“Life in a Northern Town” is a song by British group The Dream Academy. The song is the lead single from their self-titled debut studio album The Dream Academy, released in 1985.  The song was written as an elegy to British folk musician Nick Drake, who died in 1974. The song was written by band members Nick Laird-Clowes and Gilbert Gabriel, and was produced by Laird-Clowes and Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour.

The single reached number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 1986. It is their highest-peaking chart single in the United States,[4] the UK,[5] and Ireland.[6]