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The lead single from the album was "Gone Forever", which was released in Ireland in February 1987. It was later re-released there and in the UK. The follow up single was "The Seed That's Been Sown" followed by "Girl In The Ghetto". The album was a success in Ireland and was critically acclaimed in the UK. The band made an appearance on the Wogan chat show performing "Gone Forever". Their success in Ireland did not transfer to the UK, although they supported Big Country on their 1989 UK tour.
In 1988 Cry Before Dawn contributed a new track, "Silly Dreams" to the soundtrack of the Irish film, The Courier. Their second album Witness For The World was recorded in Wales and mixed in Los Angeles, California by Greg Ledanyi, and was released to luke-warm reception in 1989. The lead single, "Witness For The World", reached number 67 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1989.
After a number of single-only releases the band eventually split in the early 1990s.
Brendan Wade subsequently teamed up with Paul Bell to form the Wild Swans. Their songs were moderately successful in Ireland, being released on Ritz Records and their own label. Their most successful release was "Dancing At The Crossroads", released to coincide with County Wexford's success in the 1996 All-Ireland hurling final.
Fellow band member Vince Doyle operates a Lexus dealership with his family and Pat Hayes lives in Stockholm, Sweden.