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Picture CD included in Themes Volume Five box set.
Let There Be Love was the graceful first single from Simple Minds
in the 1990s, and didn't give any clues of the dramatic scenes which preceded it (including the departure of both
Mick MacNeil and manager Bruce Findlay).
If anything, it was a classic Simple Minds track and beautifully prepared the way for the forthcoming
Real Life album.
The artwork also appeared to be a stylish continuation of previous work, but design house Stylorouge had
now taken on the art director role, a collaboration which would continue throughout the 1990s.
The title track was given the remix treatment by Julian Mendelsohn and appeared in both extended
and 7" guises. The four track 12" was bulked up with the non-LP Goodnight
(far too good to be a simple B-side but producer Stephen Lipson was unconvinced and it was left off the album)
and a short live recording of Alive And Kicking from
The single appeared as a lavish package of 7”, cassette single, 12", CD and limited edition second CD.
(This deluxe packaging would continue for all the single releases from Real Life).
Unfortunately this Theme stuck religiously to the 12" and the bonus material on the second CD (including a
wonderful live version of East At Easter also recorded at
Verona) wasn’t included.