The video was the first one made by The Alan Parsons Project. Animated in the style of Dick Tracy
(with the lead character's name changed to "Nick"), it was designed by the artist Michael Kaluta, who worked on a number of comic books, including his creation, Starstruck
. The director was Peter Rosenthal, who went on to direct Madonna's "Who's That Girl
" video. It was a painstaking and costly video, requiring about 40 people to make, many of them animators.
The Alan Parsons project didn't perform live, so a performance video was out of the question. The animated video solved that problem and earned airplay for the group (the avatars of Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons appear briefly in the clip, during a bar scene). The video was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in the Most Experimental Video category, but lost to "Rockit
" by Herbie Hancock, another video where the artist barely appears.