On May 8, 1989.

Street Fighting

On May 8, 1989, “A&M” label released “Street Fighting Years”, the eighth Simple Minds album. It was recorded March 1988 – March 1989, and was produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Mick MacNeil– piano, accordion, keyboards
  • John Giblin– fretted and fretless bass guitar
  • Stephen Lipson– bass guitar
  • Mel Gaynor– drums
  • Manu Katché– drums
  • Stewart Copeland- drums
  • Lou Reed– vocals
  • Roger Sharp – bagpipes
  • Lisa Germano– violin
  • William Lithgow, Sheena McKenzie – cellos
  • Maureen Kerr – penny whistle, bodhran
  • Sidney Thiam, Abdul M’boup, Leroy Williams – percussion
  • Lorna Bannon – backing vocals
  • Steve Ralbovsky – talking
  • Willie P. Richardson – talking
  • Stephen Lewis – talking
  • Gary Wathen – talking
  • John Altman– orchestral arrangements
  • Robin Hancock – engineer
  • Heff Moraes – engineer
  • Martin Plant – engineer assistant
  • Danton Supple – engineer assistant
  • Bob Ludwig– mastering
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • Dougie Cowan – technical master
  • Paul Kerr – logistics
  • Jane Ventom – coordination
  • Guido Harari – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil, John Giblin and Mel Gaynor, except where noted.

  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 – Simple Minds, John Giblin
  8. Mandela Day
  9. Belfast Child – traditional, Simple Minds
  10. Biko – Peter Gabriel

 

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