Simple Minds will release a box set celebrating their 1989 album Street Fighting Years.
The new edition was remastered at Abbey Road studios by Andrew Walters and will be presented as a 4CD set, a 2CD deluxe package and on 2LP – and it’ll be out on March 6 through UMC.
The follow-up to 1985’s Once Upon A Time featured the core trio of vocalist Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill and keyboardist Mick MacNeil, with a raft of other musicians brought in during studio sessions, including Stewart Copeland, Leroy Williams, Mel Gaynor, Lisa Germano and Lou Reed, who provided backing vocals on This Is Your Land.
The 4CD set will include all 11 album tracks, a disc of edits, b-sides and remixes, and a double CD featuring a previously unreleased live show recorded in Verona in 1989.
The 2-disc versions will feature the original album, plus the disc of edits, b-sides and remixes.
Along with the music, the Street Fighting Years box set will also come with a booklet designed by long time Simple Minds contributor Stuart Crouch, which contains sleeve notes penned by Daryl Easlea who interviewed the band and producer Trevor Horn for the set.
CD1: Street Fighting Years
1. Street Fighting Years
2. Soul Crying Out
3. Wall of Love
4. This Is Your Land
5. Take A Step Back
6. Kick It In
7. Let It All Come Down
8. Mandela Day
9. Belfast Child
11. When Spirits Rise
CD2: Edits, B-Sides and Remixes
1. Belfast Child – Edit
2. Mandela Day- Edit .
3. This Is Your Land – Edit
4. Saturday Girl – B-Side
5. Year of The Dragon – B-Side
6. This Is Your Land – DJ Version
7. Kick It In – Edit
8. Waterfront – ’89 Remix
9. Big Sleep – Live
10. Kick It In – Unauthorised Mix
11. Sign O’ The Times – Edit
12. Let It All Come Down – Edit
13. Sign O’ The Times – B-Side
14. Jerusalem B-Side
15. Sign O’ The Times – C. J. Mackintosh Remix
CD 3: Verona Live
1. Theme for Great Cities ’90
2. When Spirits Rise
3. Street Fighting Years
4. Mandela Day
5. This Is Your Land
6. Soul Crying Out
8. Ghost Dancing
9. Book of Brilliant Things
10. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
CD4: Verona Live cont.
1. Gaelic Melody
2. Kick It In
3. Let It All Come Down
4. Belfast Child
5. Sun City
7. Sanctify Yourself
8. East at Easter
9. Alive and Kicking
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SIMPLE MINDS Street Fighting Years (1989 UK 10-track LP, the eighth studio album from the Scottish rockers with notable contributions from Lou Reed, Stewart Copeland & Trevor Horn, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal wear & the vinyl is near 'as new' MINDS1)
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SIMPLE MINDS All The Things She Said (1986 UK limited edition 3-track 12" vinyl single featuring the Extended Version plus Promised You A Miracle [US Remix] & a live version of Don't You Forget About Me recorded at the Ahoy in Rotterdam on 3rdDecember 1985, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light shelfwear & the vinyl shows little sign of play with just light paper hairlines visable VS860/12)
- Simple Minds - Celebration - UK - vinyl LP - £12.00, $16.92, €13.92 (New Item) (arrived 19-May-2021 15:59)on June 18, 2021 at 12:38 am
SIMPLE MINDS Celebration (1982 UK 10-track LP, compiling highlights from the band's output on Arista including Chelsea Girl, Calling Your Name, Celebrate and Kaleidoscope. The glossy sleeve shows only light storage wear with a little ringwear and the vinyl has just a few light hairlines to show for its years V2248)
- Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time - UK - tour programme - £30.00, $42.30, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2021 12:55)on June 18, 2021 at 12:38 am
SIMPLE MINDS Once Upon A Time (1986 UK 40-page glossy tour programme with superb Anton Corbijn black & white photos with picture cover featuring Jim Kerr with dove. There is a little discolouration to the cover, but all pages are intact, with norips or tears)
- Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) - UK - 12" vinyl - £15.00, $21.15, €17.40 (New Item) (arrived 21-May-2021 13:04)on June 18, 2021 at 12:38 am
SIMPLE MINDS Don't You (Forget About Me) (1985 UK 12" single, the iconic closing theme from The Breakfast Club movie soundtrack, also featuring A Brass Band In African Chimes, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some minor shelfwear, whilst the vinyl has little sign of play VS749-12)