- The idea behind The Deep Blue Sea dated back to the
Proms Concerts where Simple Minds and Mirjam Timmer
(formally of Twarres) were both performing.
- Simple Minds had set up a mobile recording studio in one of the hotelís bedroom where
Charlie was working on the demo of
- Mirijam was asked to provide backing vocals for the demo, although they couldnít
use her performance for the final recording, as there was interference on the microphone.
But talk during the recording turned to the sonic signals of dolphins, and how their communication
was being smothered by modern shipping and telecommunication devices (especially after new legislation introduced by
- Mirijam (now recording as solo artist Mir) elected to record a song
about this, the result being The Deep Blue Sea.
- She invited Jim to sing on the track, and he returned to
Wisseloord (where Real Life and Black And White 0505050
were recorded) to complete the song.
- The Deep Blue Sea appeared as a single in The Netherlands in June 2006, released as
Mir featuring Jim Kerr. The two track CD-single features the album version of the song
along with an instrumental. A video was also shot which featured Jim and Mir.
- See also: www.mirmusic.nl
the deep blue sea: quick reference
||The Deep Blue Sea
||1.  ||The Deep Blue Sea||(4:26)
||2.||The Deep Blue Sea||[Instrumental] ||(4:26)|