Harrison hadn't released an album since Gone Troppo
in 1982, which was hitless. When he delivered Cloud Nine
in 1987, the title was an apt description for how Warner Bros. Records, the distributor for Harrison's Dark Horse label, felt about it. They gave it a huge promotional push that helped send the first single, "Got My Mind Set On You
," to #1 in America and several other countries. "When We Was Fab" was the follow-up and was a solid hit. It was his last new song to chart in the US.