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once upon a time: corriere della sera cd

tracks
1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
5. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
6. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
7. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
8. Come A Long Way(5:08)


catalogue
Virgin RCSRG 007
IFPI N8DT DECIBEL - SIMPLE MINDS CD0002707



format
CD with black labels in jewel case with four page booklet.


release date
2004


credits
All songs written by Simple Minds.
Produced by Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain.




additional information
This CD was part of the Rock Generation series published by the newspaper Corriere Della Sera. It was number 7 in the collection.

Housed in a standard jewelcase, the album featured extra information on the back cover (mostly new copyright information about Corriere Della Sera) and the four page booklet simply included the album lyrics and nothing else.











once upon a time: daily mail cd

tracks
1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
5. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
6. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
7. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
8. Come A Long Way(5:08)


catalogue
Virgin 0102690508
www.the-practice.com 0102690508



format
CD in colour card sleeve.


release date
September 2008


credits
Tracks 1-8 written by Mike MacNeil, James Kerr and Charlie Burchill.
Tracks 1-8 published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.




additional information
In September 2008, the Daily Mail in association with EMI gave away twelve complete albums by artists from the 1980s. On the 12th September, the promoted album was Once Upon A Time.

"Today you can pick up the next FREE CD in our brilliant new 80s Colletion - Once Upon A Time by Simple Minds"

"Hailing from Glasgow, the group evolved from a post-punk art-work band influenced by Roxy Music into a grand, epic-sounding pop group along the lines of U2. They produced several critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s, and later some significant, politically inspired work."

"Simple Minds have secured a string of successful hit singles over the years, the best known being their No. 1 woirldwide hit single Don't You (Forget About Me)."

"Founding members Jim Kerr (vocals) and Charlie Burchill (guitar), along with drummer Mel Gaynor, are the core of the band which currently features Mark Taylor/Andy Gillespie on keyboards and Eddie Duffy on bass guitar."

The full album was packaged in a flimsy card sleeve which reproduced the LP's artwork (along with Daily Mail in the bottom right corner). None of the original credits nor lyrics were included.

As it was a free CD, all copies were marked as promos.

An almost identical version was given away with the Daily Irish Mail (see below).











once upon a time: daily irish mail cd

tracks
1. Once Upon A Time(5:44)
2. All The Things She Said(4:16)
3. Ghost Dancing(4:46)
4. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
5. Oh Jungleland(5:12)
6. I Wish You Were Here(4:42)
7. Sanctify Yourself(5:00)
8. Come A Long Way(5:08)


catalogue
Virgin 0102690508
www.the-practice.com 0102690508



format
CD in colour card sleeve.


release date
September 2008


credits
Tracks 1-8 written by Mike MacNeil, James Kerr and Charlie Burchill.
Tracks 1-8 published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.




additional information
In September 2008, the Daily Mail in the UK in association with EMI gave away twelve complete albums by artists from the 1980s. On the 12th September, the promoted album was Once Upon A Time.

The same promo was run by the Daily Irish Mail and they also gave away free CDs. The Irish version is exactly the same as its UK equivalent except for the newspaper's logo on the sleeve and the CD itself.

As it was a free CD, all copies were marked as promos.