September 2nd 2022. Mike Batt and Bonnie Tyler have today released, for the first time, a song they recorded exactly 30 years ago, in 1992, for ITV’s hit animation series THE DREAMSTONE. Considered too adult-romantic to be included in the 52 half hours of the award-winning children’s series, the remastered track is now released as a single.
The stunning power-ballad represents the two principal characters (Rufus and Amberley) of THE DREAMSTONE fighting against all odds to overcome the dangers and trials of a brutal world, emerging victorious and united. One of Bonnie Tyler’s most emotive and powerful vocal performances, coupled with Mike’s characteristic plaintive pop tenor voice, this song of hope resonates in today’s challenging times.
Mike said “When we recorded this at Abbey Road and I heard Bonnie’s spectacular and heartfelt vocal, it was a real goosebump moment. She delivers her interpretation with such conviction. I’m so glad that it’s getting its moment “in the sun”- and it doesn’t seem to have dated, sonically”
Bonnie said, “Mike writes such beautiful songs. One of my all-time favourites is ‘Bright Eyes’ that he wrote and produced for Art Garfunkel. So, when he asked me to sing with him on “Into the Sunset” all those years ago I was honoured. I’m so happy it’s being released as a single now”
To accompany the release, a new video has been created using scenes from the ground-breaking, ambitious 26 hour TV series