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the balearic sound of simple minds
tracks
A1. This Fear Of Gods(7:00)
A2. Theme For Great Cities(5:50)
B1. I Travel[Extended](6:13)


catalogue
Sunkissed Records SK006
SKD 006 A/SKD 006 B


format
Black vinyl LP with black and white picture labels in plain white die-cut sleeve.


release date
March 2013


quality
10/10


additional information
"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.