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simple minds: sons and fascination demos
tracks
1. The American [Demo](4:03)
2. Life In Oils [Demo](4:19)
3. Sweat In Bullet [Demo](4:33)
4. Careful In Career [Demo](6:18)
5. Love Song [Demo](5:00)


recording date
January 1981


line-up
Simple Minds #8


producer
Mick MacNeil


studio
CaVa


additional information
Free from Arista, and holed up in a flat in Edinburgh, Simple Minds quickly composed the central core of the forthcoming Sons And Fascination album.

With Mick MacNeil producing, and his girlfriend Hannah on backing vocals, these demos were played to Virgin bosses Richard Branson and Simon Draper when they travelled to Glasgow to meet the band.

Before recording, the songs were first tried out live during their mini-tour of the USA and Canada.

This cassette shows the original titles of the songs: Sweat In Bullet was originally Twenty One whilst Careful In Career started off life as Checkout.






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