I have a funny story to tell about this song. When I first heard it there was lots of hype about the impending new U2 album -- the yet-to-be-released Actung Baby -- and I was hanging out for the new single. I was sharing a flat with my sister at the time and she convinced me that this song -- Sarah (I Miss You) -- was the new U2 single. I was absolutely convinced it was Bono singing, until I heard the disc jockey back announce it as the new Richard Pleasance song and my sister fell about laughing.
Richard Pleasance was one of the founding members of Boom Crash Opera but launched a solo career when tinnitus put an end to his ability to go on tour. His debut album Galleon is still one of the finest Australian albums ever produced, in my humble opinion, although I think it has since been deleted from sale, a pity because it was critically acclaimed, nominated for a host of ARIA awards and featured "my" buddies Paul Hester and Deborah Conway.
His follow-up album, Colourblind, is also very good.
He does sound like Bono, though, doesn't he?