‘Breath Away From Heaven’ is the tenth song on George Harrison’s eleventh solo album Cloud Nine.

Along with ‘Someplace Else’, it was one of two songs on the album written for the film Shanghai Surprise, which Harrison co-produced.

I never did a soundtrack album, because the film got slagged off so bad and we had such a rotten time with them while making it. I didn’t want to lose the songs, especially ‘Breath Away from Heaven’, which has nice words – although I haven’t included the lyrics to any songs on this album. I always did before, but I thought that the practice is getting passé. Maybe I’m looking for a few new leaves to turn over.
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‘This Is Love’ was released as a single on 13 June 1988, with ‘Breath Away From Heaven’ on the b-side. The 12″ single added ‘All Those Years Ago’ and ‘Hong Kong Blues’.

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