On September 12, 1980.


On September 12, 1980, “Arista” label released “Empires and Dance”, the third Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in 1980, and was produced by John Leckie.


  • Jim Kerr – vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– guitar, saxophone
  • Mick MacNeil– keyboards
  • Derek Forbes– bass guitar, fretless bass guitar
  • Brian McGee– drums
  • John Leckie–  engineer
  • Hugh Jones- engineer
  • Simon Heyworth – mastering
  • Coward – photography
  • Ruetz – photography

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr, all music by Jim Ker, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

  1. I Travel
  2. Today I Died Again
  3. Celebrate
  4. This Fear of Gods
  5. Capital City
  6. Constantinople Line
  7. Twist/Run/Repulsion
  8. Thirty Frames a Second
  9. Kant-Kino
  10. Room

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