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street fighting years limited edition box

catalogue
Virgin SMBXC 1


format
Black and gold 12"x12" box set containing:
Street Fighting Years Virgin MC (see below)
Two cassettes of The Street Fighting Years radio documentary (see below)
Street Fighting Years book (see below)


release date
December 1989


additional information
Although it appears durable and hard-wearing, the exterior of the box-sets are easily scuffed and marked. Therefore finding mint condition versions may be difficult.






street fighting years: mc

tracks
1-1. Street Fighting Years(6:26)
1-2. Soul Crying Out(6:07)
1-3. Wall Of Love(5:20)
1-4. This Is Your Land(6:22)
1-5. Take A Step Back(4:23)
2-1. Kick It In(6:11)
2-2. Let It All Come Down(4:56)
2-3. Mandela Day(5:45)
2-4. Belfast Child(6:42)
2-5. Biko(7:34)
2-6. When Spirits Rise(2:01)


catalogue
Virgin MINDSC 1


format
Black cassette with white type with colour inlay.


release date
May 1989


credits
produced by stephen lipson & trevor horn

charles burchill: acoustic & electric guitars
michael macNeil: piano, accordian & electronic keyboards
jim kerr: vocals
mel gaynor: drums
manu katche: drums
john giblin & stephen lipson: bass guitars
lisa germano: violin

special thanks to:
stewart copeland - "the rhythmatist"
lou reed for cameo vocal on this is your land (courtesy of sire/wea records)

additional musicians:
sidney thiam, abdul m'boup & leroy williams: percussion
william lithgow & sheena mckenzie: cellos
maureen kerr: pennywhistle & bodhran
roger sharp: bagpipes
john altman: orchestral arrangements
lorna bannon: backing vocals

managed by bruce findlay, robert white, jimmy devlin and sandra dods at "schoolhouse management", 63 frederick street, edinburgh

technical master: dougie cowan
engineers: heff moraes, robin hancock
assistant engineers: danton supple, martin plant
mastered by bob ludwig, masterdisk
all digitally recorded and mixed analogue - i.e. "dad"
nourishment: ying ho au yeung
logistics: paul kerr
co-ordination: jane ventom
talk and encouragement: willie richardson, simon draper, jon webster, steve ralbovsky & gil friesen, steve lewis, gary wathen and all our many friends at virgin and a&m records (america).

street fighting years song written in memory of victor jara.

made in scotland march '88 - march '89
studio drums provided by tama
photography by guido harari & nasa/science photo library
source of graphic: "the beauty of fractals" by peitgen richter design by assorted images


additional information
This is just the commerically available cassette version of the album.







the street fighting years cassette #1

tracks
1-1. Saints And Sinners(1:50)
1-2. Subway Sex[Demo Excerpt](1:47)
1-3. Cocteau Twins[Demo Excerpt](1:35)
1-4. Pleasantly Distrubed[Demo Excerpt](5:49)
1-5. Life In A Day(4:00)
1-6. Chelsea Girl(4:33)
1-7. Real To Real(2:47)
1-8. Veldt(3:29)
1-9. Changeling(4:11)
1-10. Premonition(5:29)
1-11. I Travel(3:56)
1-12. Celebrate(5:03)
1-13. Sweat In Bullet(4:30)
1-14. The American(3:49)
1-15. Love Song(5:03)



catalogue
Virgin BBC 1-1


format
Black cassette with white type with colour inlay.


release date
December 1989


credits
Published by Stewart Cruickshank
Design Assorted Images


additional information
This cassette was exclusive to the box-set and has not been released separately. It features the first hour of The Street Fighting Years documentary which was broadcast on BBC Radio One.






the street fighting years cassette #2

tracks
2-1. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:38)
2-2. Someone Somewhere In Summertime(4:38)
2-3. Promised You A Miracle(4:27)
2-4. Book Of Brilliant Things(4:20)
2-5. Street Hassle(5:15)
2-6. Waterfront(4:49)
2-7. Don't You (Forget About Me)(4:20)
2-8. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
2-9. Ghostdancing(4:46)
2-10. All The Things She Said(4:16)
2-11. Mandela Day(5:41)
2-12. Biko(7:32)
2-13. Belfast Child(6:40)
2-14. Street Fighting Years(6:26)





catalogue
Virgin BBC 1-2


format
Black cassette with white type with colour inlay.


release date
December 1989


credits
Published by Stewart Cruickshank
Design Assorted Images


additional information
This cassette was exclusive to the box-set and has not been released separately. It features the second hour of The Street Fighting Years documentary which was broadcast on BBC Radio One.






street fighting years book

Written by: Alfred Bos
Published by: Virgin Books.
Published: December 1989
ISBN: 0 86369 333 4
Number of pages: 64

Street Fighting Years was written and recorded between September 1988 and March 1989 - five sessions in four different locations. This book takes you on an odyssey through the sources, images and experiences used by the band during the making of the album, revealing the inspiration, ideas and dedicated work that underlie the music and its meaning.

Illustrated with original photographs of the band and drawing on exclusive conversations with them and with producer Steve Lipson, Street Fighting Years is the companion to the best-selling album, and is published complete with the lyrics as well as a piece on Biko written specially for the book by Peter Gabriel. Alfred Bos has worked closely with Simple Minds to produce this perceptive and candid insight into the creative process.

Dropping the sheer excesses of The Race Is The Prize, official biographer Alfred Bos returned with Street Fighting Years, the book of the album. Now toned down, his thoughtful prose stuck to the task in hand: interviewing the key members about the creation of Street Fighting Years, the stories behind the songs and the political backdrop behind the entire project.

The book doubled up as the albumís songbook featuring the tablature and lyrics of the song. Illustrator Malcolm Garrett didnít hold back and packed the book with colour photographs of the band, exclusive artwork and designs.

Street Fighting Years remains the only Simple Minds album to be documented in this way.








street fighting years limited edition box

catalogue
Virgin SMBXD 1


format
Black and gold 12"x12" box set containing:
Street Fighting Years Virgin CD (see below)
Two cassettes of The Street Fighting Years radio documentary (see below)
Street Fighting Years book (see below)


release date
December 1989


additional information
Although it appears durable and hard-wearing, the exterior of the box-sets are easily scuffed and marked. Therefore finding mint condition versions may be difficult.






street fighting years: cd

tracks
1. Street Fighting Years(6:26)
2. Soul Crying Out(6:07)
3. Wall Of Love(5:20)
4. This Is Your Land(6:22)
5. Take A Step Back(4:23)
6. Kick It In(6:11)
7. Let It All Come Down(4:56)
8. Mandela Day(5:45)
9. Belfast Child(6:42)
10. Biko(7:34)
11. When Spirits Rise(2:01)


catalogue
Virgin MINDSCD 1
MASTERING BY NIMBUS MINDSCD1 #



format
CD with black typed label in jewelcase with eight page booklet.


release date
May 1989


credits
produced by stephen lipson & trevor horn

charles burchill: acoustic & electric guitars
michael macNeil: piano, accordian & electronic keyboards
jim kerr: vocals
mel gaynor: drums
manu katche: drums
john giblin & stephen lipson: bass guitars
lisa germano: violin

special thanks to:
stewart copeland - "the rhythmatist"
lou reed for cameo vocal on this is your land (courtesy of sire/wea records)

additional musicians:
sidney thiam, abdul m'boup & leroy williams: percussion
william lithgow & sheena mckenzie: cellos
maureen kerr: pennywhistle & bodhran
roger sharp: bagpipes
john altman: orchestral arrangements
lorna bannon: backing vocals

managed by bruce findlay, robert white, jimmy devlin and sandra dods at "schoolhouse management", 63 frederick street, edinburgh

technical master: dougie cowan
engineers: heff moraes, robin hancock
assistant engineers: danton supple, martin plant
mastered by bob ludwig, masterdisk
all digitally recorded and mixed analogue - i.e. "dad"
nourishment: ying ho au yeung
logistics: paul kerr
co-ordination: jane ventom
talk and encouragement: willie richardson, simon draper, jon webster, steve ralbovsky & gil friesen, steve lewis, gary wathen and all our many friends at virgin and a&m records (america).

street fighting years song written in memory of victor jara.

made in scotland march '88 - march '89
studio drums provided by tama
photography by guido harari & nasa/science photo library
source of graphic: "the beauty of fractals" by peitgen richter design by assorted images

out there in the darkness, our there in the night, out there in the starlight,
one soul burns brighter than a thousand suns


additional information
This is just the commerically available CD version of the album.








the street fighting years cassette #1

tracks
1-1. Saints And Sinners(1:50)
1-2. Subway Sex[Demo Excerpt](1:47)
1-3. Cocteau Twins[Demo Excerpt](1:35)
1-4. Pleasantly Distrubed[Demo Excerpt](5:49)
1-5. Life In A Day(4:00)
1-6. Chelsea Girl(4:33)
1-7. Real To Real(2:47)
1-8. Veldt(3:29)
1-9. Changeling(4:11)
1-10. Premonition(5:29)
1-11. I Travel(3:56)
1-12. Celebrate(5:03)
1-13. Sweat In Bullet(4:30)
1-14. The American(3:49)
1-15. Love Song(5:03)



catalogue
Virgin BBC 1-1


format
Black cassette with white type with colour inlay.


release date
December 1989


credits
Published by Stewart Cruickshank
Design Assorted Images


additional information
This cassette was exclusive to the box-set and has not been released separately. It features the first hour of The Street Fighting Years documentary which was broadcast on BBC Radio One.






the street fighting years cassette #2

tracks
2-1. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)(5:38)
2-2. Someone Somewhere In Summertime(4:38)
2-3. Promised You A Miracle(4:27)
2-4. Book Of Brilliant Things(4:20)
2-5. Street Hassle(5:15)
2-6. Waterfront(4:49)
2-7. Don't You (Forget About Me)(4:20)
2-8. Alive And Kicking(5:24)
2-9. Ghostdancing(4:46)
2-10. All The Things She Said(4:16)
2-11. Mandela Day(5:41)
2-12. Biko(7:32)
2-13. Belfast Child(6:40)
2-14. Street Fighting Years(6:26)





catalogue
Virgin BBC 1-2


format
Black cassette with white type with colour inlay.


release date
December 1989


credits
Published by Stewart Cruickshank
Design Assorted Images


additional information
This cassette was exclusive to the box-set and has not been released separately. It features the second hour of The Street Fighting Years documentary which was broadcast on BBC Radio One.






street fighting years book

Written by: Alfred Bos
Published by: Virgin Books.
Published: December 1989
ISBN: 0 86369 333 4
Number of pages: 64

Street Fighting Years was written and recorded between September 1988 and March 1989 - five sessions in four different locations. This book takes you on an odyssey through the sources, images and experiences used by the band during the making of the album, revealing the inspiration, ideas and dedicated work that underlie the music and its meaning.

Illustrated with original photographs of the band and drawing on exclusive conversations with them and with producer Steve Lipson, Street Fighting Years is the companion to the best-selling album, and is published complete with the lyrics as well as a piece on Biko written specially for the book by Peter Gabriel. Alfred Bos has worked closely with Simple Minds to produce this perceptive and candid insight into the creative process.

Dropping the sheer excesses of The Race Is The Prize, official biographer Alfred Bos returned with Street Fighting Years, the book of the album. Now toned down, his thoughtful prose stuck to the task in hand: interviewing the key members about the creation of Street Fighting Years, the stories behind the songs and the political backdrop behind the entire project.

The book doubled up as the albumís songbook featuring the tablature and lyrics of the song. Illustrator Malcolm Garrett didnít hold back and packed the book with colour photographs of the band, exclusive artwork and designs.

Street Fighting Years remains the only Simple Minds album to be documented in this way.