I think it’s a wonderful song, a beautifully detailed love story aided immeasurably by a fantastic sax solo which effectively takes over the piece halfway through (apart from that throaty “aah” at the end). Melancholic, bittersweet and marvellous, this is an excellent record that affects me every time I hear it.
Breaking Glass, the soundtrack album, was released in September 1980 and spent 35 weeks on the charts, peaking at number 5. It was certified Gold (over 100k in sales) by the BPI.
Hazel O'Connor won the Variety Club of Great Britain Award for 'Best Film Actor' for her performance as Kate and she was also nominated for the Best Film Music Bafta. When she toured the UK to promote the soundtrack album, the support group she chose was the then unknown Duran Duran, who went on to enjoy a bit of success of their own. O'Connor combined singing with more acting roles, on television and in the theatre, throughout the 80s and 90s and she continues to record and tour.
Wesley Magoogan continued to play, with O'Connor, the Beat and Joan Armatrading among others, until his fingers were badly injured in an accident with a circular saw. Now retired from music, he looks after his son Lester.
Tony Visconti went on to work with a huge array of artists and still produces.
The Guardian: How We Made Breaking Glass
The Guardian (details about Wesley Magoogan)
Official Charts (UK): Will You
Official Charts (UK): Breaking Glass OST