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neon lights: promo cdr

tracks
1. Gloria(3:45)
2. The Man Who Sold The World(4:07)
3. Homosapien(4:20)
4. Dancing Barefoot(3:48)
5. Neon Lights(4:16)
6. Hello I Love You(3:32)
7. Bring On The Dancing Horses(5:51)
8. The Needle And The Damage Done(4:15)
9. For Your Pleasure(4:08)
10. All Tomorrow's Parties(3:33)




catalogue
Eagle -
PM 14128



format
CDR with black and white labels with a colour paper sleeve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


release date
September 2001


additional information
Unlike the sampler (shown below), these promos featured the full uninterrupted version of the album.











neon lights: 5 track sampler

tracks
1. Dancing Barefoot(3:48)
2. Bring On The Dancing Horses(5:51)
3. Gloria(3:45)
4. Homosapien(4:20)
5. Hello I Love You(3:32)




catalogue
Eagle -
125-H.001133744A15



format
CDR with black and white labels with a colour paper sleeve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


release date
September 2001


additional information
This 5 tracks sampler appears to be the rarest of the Neon Lights promos as only a tiny number have surfaced so far.

Thanks to Patrik Friberg for the scan.











neon lights: album sampler

tracks
1. Gloria(3:45)
2. The Man Who Sold The World(4:07)
3. Homosapien(4:20)
4. Dancing Barefoot(3:48)
5. Neon Lights(4:16)
6. Hello I Love You(3:32)
7. Bring On The Dancing Horses(5:51)
8. The Needle And The Damage Done(4:15)
9. For Your Pleasure(4:08)
10. All Tomorrow's Parties(3:33)




catalogue
Eagle EAGCD 194P
Optimal Media Production A152851-01



format
CD with black and white labels with a colour card sleeve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


release date
September 2001


additional information
This sampler featured introductions to each track by Jim. The songs themselves were peppered with two second gaps every minute; this was to deter copying.

The sleeve featured a different slightly different artwork and titles. The introduction on the back of the sleeve was also longer than the version on the final album:

"We believe in the obvious - that to make music you have to be a fan of music. Thankfully we remain foremost fans at heart. Even the very origins of Simple Minds lay in the familiar event of a few school friends getting together to explore and often worship whatever mysterious music came our way."

"Our desire was to take that passion to a higher level of involvement by begging, borrowing and, on occasion, even stealing whaterver instruments or equipment was needed for us to emulate and toy with the sounds of our favourite records."

"More than two decadeds of self expression later - mostly spent writing and performing our own sounds and compositions - we still find ourselves still very much connected to our initial sense of passion and the relentless desire to play. We are flattered by an increasing number of artists/producers who seem keen to sample and cover our music so it seems timely for us to once again spend a few days experiencing life as a covers band!!" - Simple Minds 2001.











neon lights: generic interview

tracks
1. Can we have a brief precis of your career?(2:20)
2. What were your first recording sessions like?(0:39)
3. ... And your first live show?(0:55)
4. Tell us about the new album, Neon Lights(1:16)
5. What are your current favourite bands?(0:52)
6. What was the last live show you went to?(0:41)
7. How do you feel about playing live?(0:51)
8. Tell us about the forthcoming studio album(0:48)
9. What are your ambitions for the future?(0:58)




catalogue
Eagle -
PM 13829



format
CDR with black and white labels with a colour paper sleeve.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                


release date
September 2001


additional information
This is the rarest of the Neon Lights promotional releases and simply features the answers to the questions put to Jim.