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theme 19 : the amsterdam ep (from themes volume four)

tracks
1. Sign O' The Times(5:37)
2. Let It All Come Down(4:56)
3. Sign O' The Times[C J Mackintosh Mix](6:15)
4. Jerusalem(2:57)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 19
THEME-19 11 A1



format
Picture CD included in Themes Volume Four box set.


release date
October 1990


additional information
The band concluded the 1980s and the Street Fighting Years era with the surprise release of The Amsterdam EP. A gap in the touring schedule saw Simple Minds in Amsterdam where they worked on several tracks and ideas; and this EP was the result.

Let It All Come Down was the token link with the Street Fighting Years album and appeared in its album and an edited form. The cover of Sign O' The Times as the second 'A' side raised a few eyebrows, but Jim had long voiced his admiration of Prince. In addition, C J Mackintosh reworked the track into a contemporary extended form.

And finally an instrumental of Jerusalem saw off the band's final release of the decade.

Virgin clearly felt the single needed as much promotion as possible and issued it on six different formats ranging from a 7" and cassette single through to a limited edition gatefold with a pop-up tour map. A release of a limited edition 5" CD meant that all the tracks had been issued on CD a mere year before this Theme's release (and the track listing was the same order as the limited edition CD and not the 12").








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theme 19 : the amsterdam ep cd

tracks
1. Sign O' The Times(5:37)
2. Let It All Come Down(4:56)
3. Sign O' The Times[C J Mackintosh Mix](6:15)
4. Jerusalem(2:57)




catalogue
Virgin THEME 19
Nimbus THEME 19.



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 19 : the amsterdam ep mc

tracks
1-1. Sign O' The Times(5:37)
1-2. Let It All Come Down(4:56)
1-3. Sign O' The Times[C J Mackintosh Mix](6:15)
1-4. Jerusalem(2:57)




catalogue
Virgin THEMC 19


format
Cassette in picture card slip-sleeve. Both sides play the same. And whilst the artwork for all the cassette Themes was generally poor, this release managed to replicate the original artwork upside-down.


release date
1991


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








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theme 19 : the amsterdam ep (from themes volume four reissue)

tracks
1. Sign O' The Times(5:37)
2. Let It All Come Down(4:56)
3. Sign O' The Times[C J Mackintosh Mix](6:15)
4. Jerusalem(2:57)




catalogue
Virgin 5099921648120
optimal media production A833748-04



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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