LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS
On 4th October 2019, BMG will release
LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, an album that captures
Simple Minds at the height of their live powers on their biggest ever North American tour. It will be
available on deluxe CD (4 CDs in a hardback book), standard 2xCD and vinyl, digital download and stream.
The deluxe CD and digital formats will feature 40 songs; the standard CD and vinyl will feature 25 songs.
Following the huge acclaim of 2018's Walk Between Worlds album ("The band's
best album in decades." Album Of The Week, Sunday Times), continuing their recent spectacular renaissance,
while also building on their reputation as one of the world's great live acts, last autumn
Simple Minds travelled to North America to undertake their
first coast to coast tour in over two decades.
Taking in 31 cities, both critics and fans unanimously agreed that it was the bands most successful US tour to date.
Referencing their first live album, 1987's
Live In The City Of Light, this new live collection once again finds
Simple Minds 30 years later scaling the heights of those dizzy days, selling more tickets year by year, as
each new generation discovers the phenomenal live power of the band.
Simple Minds were greeted by an excitement stateside they’d not experienced
since their imperial phase in the mid-1980s.
Nowhere was this passion captured better than on a recording of their performance at the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles
on 24th October 2018. 24 of the tracks were performed that night.
Glittering Prize was recorded at The Fillmore, Miami Beach on 8th November 2018
and the bonus tracks were recorded at various sound checks and rehearsals.
The resulting album, LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS, is a 40-song
collection, spanning one of the most diverse catalogues of, to date, a 40 year career. Simple Minds’ live prowess,
incredible musicianship, led by the band’s exceptional and iconic guitarist
Charlie Burchill, and the soulfulness of frontman
Jim Kerr's voice – which has matured into a powerful instrument
in its own right – delivers a set that proves why Simple Minds are still a vital and relevant band.
In a career spanning set it features songs from the band's
Empires and Dance album through to last year's
Walk Between Worlds. Beginning with that album's
The Signal and The Noise, the first five songs alone – followed by
Let There Be Love, and
Up On The Catwalk – are a reminder as to why
Simple Minds are one of the greatest bands of their generation.
Elsewhere the album includes gems from their classic
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) album,
Sons and Fascination,
Sparkle In The Rain, 1985's colossus
Don't You (Forget About Me), as well as
Alive and Kicking and
Sanctify Yourself from that year's UK Number 1 and US Top 10 album
Once Upon a Time, right up to 2015's
Big Music (which MOJO magazine declared "their best album in 30 years")
and last year's Walk Between Worlds (a UK Top 5 album).
LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS is a must-have collection
for any self-respecting Simple Minds fan and a perfect reminder of the band's enduring talent and live appeal.
LIVE IN THE CITY OF ANGELS will be available on
deluxe CD (4 CDs in a hardback book), standard 2xCD and vinyl, digital download and stream. The deluxe CD
and digital formats will feature 40 songs; the standard CD and vinyl will feature 25 songs.
STANDARD CD & VINYL
The Signal And The Noise
Let There Be Love
Up On The Catwalk
Sense Of Discovery
Promised You A Miracle
Hunter And The Hunted
Stand By Love
Dirty Old Town
Theme For Great Cities
She's A River
Walk Between Worlds
Someone Somewhere In Summertime
See The Lights
All The Things She Said
Don't You (Forget About Me)
New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
Once Upon A Time
Alive And Kicking
BONUS TRACKS ON DELUXE CD & DIGITAL
Book Of Brilliant Things
Let The Day Begin (Cover of The Call's 1989 song, which Simple Minds first covered on Graffiti Soul)
Speed Your Love To Me
Stars Will Lead The Way
The Cross (Written by Prince)
As they turn 40, Simple Minds legacy is something to be proud of as their story continues to evolve!