Sunkissed Records SK006
SKD 006 A/SKD 006 B
Black vinyl LP with black and white picture labels in plain white die-cut sleeve.
"New release on Sunkissed Records featuring Balearic highlights from Scottish 1980s powerhouse band
Simple Minds. Recorded early in their career, these four sublime tracks illustrate just how
mind-blowingly good and experimental Simple Minds were before they hooked up with U2's
producer and headed down the stadium rock route. The first cut This Fear Of Gods, plucked from
the Leckie-produced 1980 LP
Empires and Dance, is a hard-edged slice of
electronica which sounds way ahead of its time rolling through an eerie soundscape of angry chants, hypnotic
synths and thunderous pounding drums. Next up is the equally impressive
Theme For Great Cities. Produced by Steve Hillage,
this lush instrumental epic had major rotation and became a big anthem in Ibiza. Flip over for another Balearic classic -
the extended 12” version of the superbly futuristic Moroder-esque
I Travel and last but not least, the in-demand 12" instrumental version
of This Earth That You Walk Upon - another
Hillage-produced tripped-out masterpiece."
This was part of a series of 12" releases which were all titled the "The Balearic Sound Of" and all featured a 12"
with picture label in a die-cut white sleeve.
Despite press release infomation, and the track listing on the label, This Earth That You Walk Upon
isn't included on the record.
The songs were simply taken from their respective albums or the I Travel 12" single.