"The Living Years", released on
December 27, 1988, addresses a son's regret unresolved
conflict with his now-deceased father. It won the Ivor Novello
Award for Best Song Musically & Lyrically in 1989. Some years
later famed composer Burt Bacharach opined: "The Living Years
is one of the finest lyrics of the last ten years". The
poignant ballad went to no.1 in the United States, Canada,
Australia, Ireland, and no.2 in United Kingdom.