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theme 18 : kick it in (from themes volume four)

tracks
1. Kick It In(6:11)
2. Waterfront['89 Remix](5:20)
3. Big Sleep[Live](6:39)
4. Kick It In[Unauthorised Mix]      (7:02)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 18
THEME-18 13 A5



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume Four box set.


release date
October 1990


additional information
As the Ballad Of The Streets EP was simply a selection of tracks from the album, and This Is Your Land featured the album outtakes, the Kick It In single continued this variety and featured two remixes and a live track.

Producer Stephen Lipson was obviously itching to get his hands on Waterfront, updating Steve Lillywhite's crashing extended version by modelling it a storm: the gradual build of the storm front, reaching a crescendo before dying away. His remix of Kick It In was the exact opposite; smoothing and moulding the troubled stop-start original into a sanitised, frictionless, easy-listening curio (no wonder it was given an "unauthorised" moniker).

The "live" Big Sleep was actually a rehearsal, recorded at The Point, Dublin before the band started the mammoth Street Fighting Years tour.

It was also the 10th anniversary of Simple Minds, but this was only marked by a doubled sided discography poster included in the limited edition gatefold 12".

As the unauthorised mix was relegated to limited edition release only, it remained stoically unissued on CD until this Theme cleared everything up.








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theme 18 : kick it in cd

tracks
1. Kick It In(6:11)
2. Waterfront['89 Remix](5:20)
3. Big Sleep[Live](6:39)
4. Kick It In[Unauthorised Mix]      (7:02)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 18
Nimbus THEME 18.



format
Titled CD in slimline jewelcase with picture sleeve.


release date
1991


additional information
The picture sleeve features a listing of all the individual Theme CDs on its reverse side.








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theme 18 : kick it in mc

tracks
1-1. Kick It In(6:11)
1-2. Waterfront['89 Remix](5:20)
1-3. Big Sleep[Live](6:39)
1-4. Kick It In[Unauthorised Mix]      (7:02)




catalogue
Virgin THEMC 18


format
Cassette in picture card slip-sleeve. Both sides play the same.


release date
1991


additional information
Unlike its associated CD, the cassette version is now extremely rare.                                                                                








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theme 18 : kick it in (from themes volume four reissue)

tracks
1. Kick It In(6:11)
2. Waterfront['89 Remix](5:20)
3. Big Sleep[Live](6:39)
4. Kick It In[Unauthorised Mix]      (7:02)




catalogue
Virgin 5099921648021
optimal media production A833748-03



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume Four Reissue box set.


release date
June 2008


additional information
The picture on the reissue CD is glossier and sharper than its 90s original, but sports extra copyright information and text.








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