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big sleep


composers
Words And Music: Simple Minds
Written by: Burchill / Forbes / Kerr / MacNeil (Post 2012 credit)


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing.
© Bucks Music/Hornall Brothers/EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (Post 2012 credit)


background
"Some of the songs on New Gold Dream were less influenced by the music we were listening to at the time and were more influenced by cinema. Especially one of our favourite directors was a guy called Herzog and he'd come up with two or three movies especially Fitzcarraldo. Which is about someone who goes out looking for his own New Gold Dream. And I think there was always an element of Simple Minds - Burchill and MacNeil - where I felt they were coming up with music that would've been equally suited to movie soundtracks." - Jim, Sunday Herald interview, 2008.


lyrics
So where did you go?
Where do you go in the big sleep?
Going out in the deep sleep.
Is where you're wandering now?
So where did you go?
When you're in the big sleep?
Drifting in wildlife,
And still you're wandering now.

We were on the top and the world was spinning,
We were only young in the whirlpool of warning.
Communication lost in the thundering rain style,
A shelter from the storm in the early beginning,
Going out in the big sleep, out in the big sleep,
Could have been years, you know it could have been years,
Or only seconds ago.

Big Sleep, deep sleep.

Where are you now?
Now that you're up in big sleep.
Valuable friend,
They saw you leaving this way.

We were on the top and the world was spinning,
We were only young in the whirlpool of warning.
Communication lost in the thundering rain style,
A shelter from the storm in the early beginning.
Where did you go?
Immaculate friend.
For a lifetime I'm grateful,
And it's only seconds away.

Big Sleep, deep sleep.

For evermore.
If only you could see me,
If only you could see me,
If only you could see,
Forever.
Coming home in the big sleep,
Coming home.



discography
Album Version (5:03)
Producer: Pete Walsh
Arrangement: Pete Walsh
Engineer: Pete Walsh

New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) LP New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) MC New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) US Promo LP New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) US Limited Edition LP New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) US CD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) US Longbox CD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Canadian Limited Edition LP New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) New Zealand LP New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Yugoslavian LP New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) CD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Reissue CD Simple Minds Box Set New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Remaster Promo CD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Remaster Limited Edition CD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Remaster CD New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) SACD X5 New Gold Dream Promo CD X5 Five Album Set The Vinyl Collection (79,84) New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) Half Speed Remaster LP

Live Version (28th February 1984) (7:38)
Recorded: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Engineer: Steve Lillywhite

Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Live Version (12th, 13th August 1986) (4:27)
Recorded: Le Zenith, Paris, France
Producer: Bruce Lampcov
Mastered by: Bob Ludwig
Head Engineer: Steve Riddle
Additional mixing: Callum Malcolm and Tom Cadley

Live In The City Of Light Promotional Box Set Live In The City Of Light Limited Edition LP Live In The City Of Light Limited Edition MC Live In The City Of Light LP Live In The City Of Light MC Live In The City Of Light CD The Platinum Collection CD Live In The City Of Light Legendary Live Albums CD

Live Version (April 1989) (6:39)
Recorded: The Point, Dublin, Ireland
Recorded and mixed by: Stephen Lipson

Kick It In Promo 12" Kick It In CD Promo Kick It In 12" Kick It In CD Kick It In German 12" Kick It In German CD Themes Volume Four Theme Eighteen: Kick It In CD Theme Eighteen: Kick It In MC Themes 18-20 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five

Live Version (13th Aug 1991) (5:18)
Recorded: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Producer: Stephen Lipson
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth

Real Live 91 Fanclub CD Silver Box Promo CDR #4 Silver Box

DVD-Audio Extended Mix (5:20)
Producer: Pete Walsh
DVD-Audio Producer: Ronald Prent

New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) DVD-Audio New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) US DVD-Audio

Live Version (8th November 2009) (5:16)
Recorded: Gran Teatro Di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (18th November 2009) (5:04)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (19th November 2009) (5:03)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (5:04)
Recorded: Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (23rd November 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (24th November 2009) (4:02)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (26th November 2009) (3:39)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (27th November 2009) (3:46)
Recorded: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (28th November 2009) (3:43)
Recorded: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (30th November 2009) (3:42)
Recorded: Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player Limited Edition Boxed Gold USB Stick

Live Version (6th December 2009) (3:38)
Recorded: CIA, Cardiff, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player Limited Edition Boxed Gold USB Stick

Live Version (7th December 2009) (3:40)
Recorded: Arena, Wembley, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player Limited Edition Boxed Gold USB Stick

Live Version (10th December 2009) (3:38)
Recorded: Odyssey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player Limited Edition Boxed Gold USB Stick

Live Version (11th December 2009) (3:36)
Recorded: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player Limited Edition Boxed Gold USB Stick

Live Version (17th December 2009) (3:36)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (31st July 2012) (4:03)
Recorded: Villa Bellini, Catania, Sicily
Recorded by: Olivier Gerard
Mixed by: Olivier Gerard
Engineered by: Rudy Coclet
ISRC: GB01A1201470

5X5 Live Promo CD #1-2 5X5 Live Promo CD #2-2 5X5 Live 5X5 Live Irish Promo CD

Live Version (4th December 2012) (4:02)
Recorded: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Perth




videography
Live Version (20th November 1982) (7:08)
Recorded: Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, UK
Live Engineer: Pete Walsh


Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD Seen The Lights - Live In Verona Promo DVD Seen The Lights - Live In Verona DVD Gift Pack - Limited Edition 2xCD 1xDVD Gift Pack - 2xCD 1xDVD




downloads
Live Version (16th Feb 2006) (4:38)
Recorded: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Recording Engineer: Patrick Demoustier
Mixed By Jez Coad, Charlie Burchill and Andy Gillespie

Black And White Live Bundle #4

Live Version (8th November 2009) (5:16)
Recorded: Gran Teatro Di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (18th November 2009) (5:04)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (19th November 2009) (5:03)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (5:04)
Recorded: Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (23rd November 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (24th November 2009) (4:02)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (26th November 2009) (3:39)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (27th November 2009) (3:46)
Recorded: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (28th November 2009) (3:43)
Recorded: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (30th November 2009) (3:42)
Recorded: Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (6th December 2009) (3:38)
Recorded: CIA, Cardiff, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (7th December 2009) (3:40)
Recorded: Arena, Wembley, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (10th December 2009) (3:38)
Recorded: Odyssey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (11th December 2009) (3:36)
Recorded: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (17th December 2009) (3:36)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download




live history
New Gold Tour: 1982-1983
Tour Du Monde: 1983-1984
Once Upon A Time Tour: 1985-1986
Cash For Kids: 1987
Brazil: 1988
Street Fighting Years Tour: 1989
Germany: 1990
Real Life Tour: 1991
Good News From The Next World Tour: 1995
Festival Tour: 1997
Neapolis Tour: 1998
The Floating World Tour: 2002
Alive And Kicking Tour: 2003
Festival Tour: 2004
Intimate Tour: 2005
Black And White Tour: 2006
Celebrate 30 Years Live Tour: 2008
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009
Graffiti Soul Tour: 2009
Australian Tour: 2010
Festival Show Tour: 2010
Australia: 2011
Festival Tour: 2012
Australia: 2012
Americas Tour: 2013