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In May 1990.

In May 1990, “Virgin” label released “1234”, the second Propaganda studio album. It was recorded in 1990, and was produced by Ian Stanley and Chris Hughes. The cover art is a close-up of part of the statue “Unique Forms of Continuity in Space” by Umberto Boccioni.

Personnel:

  • Betsi Miller – vocals
  • Michael Mertens – keyboards, electronics
  • Ian Stanley – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Chris Hughes – computer
  • Derek Forbes – bass guitar
  • Brian McGee – drums
  • Neil Taylor, Andy Ross, David Gilmour – guitar
  • Ross Cullum – rhythm guitar
  • David Paton, Pino Palladino – bass guitar
  • Jürgen Dahmen – keyboards
  • Andy Richards, Blue Weaver – Fairlight synthesizer
  • Simon Clark – Hammond organ, keyboards
  • Greg Hawkes – synthesizer
  • Mel Collins – soprano saxophone
  • Alan Lee Kirkendale – trumpet
  • Susanne Freytag – voice
  • Howard Jones, Tessa Niles – backing vocals

Track listing:

  1. Vicious Circle – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  2. Heaven Give Me Words – Howard Jones, Ian Stanley, Michael Mertens
  3. Your Wildlife – Betsi Miller, Michael Mertens, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes, Howard Jones
  4. Only One World – Derek Forbes, Michael Martens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  5. How Much Love – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes
  6. Vicious (reprise) – Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Derek Forbes, Ralf Dörper
  7. Ministry of Fear – Michael Mertens, Derek Forbes
  8. Wound in My Heart – Derek Forbes, Michael Mertens, Betsi Miller, Ralf Dörper
  9. La Carne, La Morte E Il Diavolo – Michael Mertens

In November 1979.

In November 1979, “Zoom” label released “Real to Real Cacophony”, the second Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in September 1979, at “Rockfield Studios” in Monmouth, Wales, and was produced by John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charles Burchill– guitar, violin, saxophone
  • Derek Forbes– bass guitar
  • Brian McGee– drums, percussion
  • Michael MacNeil– keyboards
  • John Leckie – arrangements, recording, mixing
  • Graphyk – sleeve graphics
  • Sheila Rock, Trevor Rodgers – sleeve photography
  • Paul Henry – sleeve packaging
  • Mariella Sometimes – tape operation

Track listing:

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

  1. Real to Real
  2. Naked Eye
  3. Citizen (Dance of Youth)
  4. Carnival (Shelter in a Suitcase)
  5. Factory
  6. Cacophony
  7. Veldt
  8. Premonition
  9. Changeling
  10. Film Theme
  11. Calling Your Name
  12. Scar

In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Virgin” label released “Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call”, the fourth Simple Minds album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steve Hillage. “Sons and Fascination”  and “Sister Feelings Call” were two separate albums, assembled from the same sessions and released at the same time and, in some instances, sold as a double-LP set.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– guitars
  • Mick MacNeil– keyboards
  • Derek Forbes– basses
  • Brian McGee– drums
  • Ken Lockie
  • Jaqui

Track listing:

Sons and Fascination

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

  1. In Trance as Mission
  2. Sweat in Bullet
  3. 70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall
  4. Boys From Brazil
  5. Love Song
  6. This Earth That You Walk Upon
  7. Sons and Fascination
  8. Seeing out the Angel

Sister Feelings Call

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

  1. Theme for Great Cities
  2. The American
  3. 20th Century Promised Land
  4. Wonderful in Young Life
  5. League of Nations
  6. Careful in Career
  7. Sound in 70 Cities” (Dub mix of “70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall”)

On September 12, 1980.

empires_and_dance

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.

Personnel:

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

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr; all by Simple Minds.

  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

On April 1, 1979.

Life in a Day

On April 1, 1979, “Zoom” label released “Life in a Day”, the debut Simple Minds album. It was recorded December 1978 – January 1979, at “Rolling Stones Mobile”, “Abbey Road Studios”,”Townhouse” in London, and was produced by John Leckie.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charles Burchill– guitar, violin, vocals
  • Derek Forbes– bass, vocals
  • Brian McGee– drums, percussion, vocals
  • Michael MacNeil– keyboards, vocals

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jim Kerr, all music by Charles Burchill and Jim Kerr.

  1. Someone
  2. Life in a Day
  3. Sad Affair
  4. All for You
  5. Pleasantly Disturbed
  6. No Cure
  7. Chelsea Girl
  8. Wasteland
  9. Destiny
  10. Murder Story

 

On February 6, 1984.

Simple_minds-Sparkle in the Rain

On February 6, 1984, “Virgin” label released “Sparkle in the Rain”, the sixth Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded September – October 1983, at “Monnow Valley Studio” in Rockfield, and “The Town House” in London, and was produced by Steve Lillywhite. The album was certified 2 x Platinum in the UK by the “BPI.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– acoustic and electric guitars
  • Derek Forbes– bass, vocals
  • Mel Gaynor– drums, vocals
  • Mick MacNeil– keyboards, vocals
  • Kirsty MacColl– voice

Track listing:

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

  1. Up on the Catwalk
  2. Book of Brilliant Things
  3. Speed Your Love to Me
  4. Waterfront
  5. East at Easter
  6. Street Hassle
  7. White Hot Day
  8. ‘C’ Moon Cry Like a Baby
  9. The Kick Inside of Me
  10. Shake Off the Ghosts

 

On September 13, 1982.

New gold dream

On September 13, 1982, “A&M” label released “New Gold Dream, the fifth Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in 1982, and was produced by Peter Walsh. “New Gold Dream” was a turning point for the band as it gained critical and commercial success both in the UK and Europe.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr- lead vocals
  • Charlie Burchill- guitars and effects
  • Michael MacNeil- keyboards and effects
  • Derek Forbes- bass guitar
  • Mel Gaynor- drums on
  • Mike Ogletree- drums
  • Kenny Hyslop- drums
  • Sharon Campbell – voice
  • Herbie Hancock- keyboards

All tracks by Simple Minds.

  1. Someone Somewhere in Summertime
  2. Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel
  3. Promised You a Miracle
  4. Big Sleep
  5. Somebody Up There Likes You
  6. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
  7. Glittering prize
  8. Hunter and the Hunted
  9. King is White and in the Crowd