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hunter and the hunted


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
Hunter And The Hunted was originally demoed at Rockfield in January 1982 (first as The Low Song, then under the working title of The Hunter) making it one of the first three songs written for the album to be completed.

"If you strip out the vocal you get this fantastic theme going on - a really, really romantic theme going on. At the time we were struggling, lyrically I was struggling, and musically we felt there was something missing. Herbie Hancock, the jazz legend, was working next door, and he came in - and he was particularly attracted to Derek Forbes' bass playing - and Derek to this day is very, very proud of that, as so he should be - Herbie encouraged us not to give up on it. So much so that he went in himself - it was only ten minutes - and sort of doodled on it. And with more luck and enthusiasm he was there. And to this day, a lot of people mention it as being a 'dark horse' track on New Gold Dream and it's certainly one of them." - Jim, Sunday Herald interview, 2008.

"The amazing thing was the producer, Pete Walsh, he'd worked with Heaven 17. We did Promised You A Miracle first with him. We were only in our early 20s, he was only in his teens. He was a kid. But he and his elder brother had somewhow both worked with Herbie Hancock, and he was at the Townhouse at the time as us. So our guys were never slow in coming forward; “Play a wee bit, Herbie!” And he rolled the track a couple of times and, as we're finding out, it's a difficult thing to emulate. What a cameo." - Jim.


lyrics
Shooting from the hip about our faith and love,
I see it in your faces thin as shadow.
See me as I figure in your late night plan,
See me as I'm cocooned up in Badland.
The side effects of cruising at the speed of life,
The side effects of living in temptation.
When only one star is waiting up on all of us,
You'll see me as I'm cocooned up in Badlands.
And how do I feel living in the eighties?
And do I get to see the light of day?

Kyoto in the snow but Heaven's far away,
Sending their love - passion parade.
Hunter and the hunted.
With me first times can never lie.

They were young - they were brave - they were the honest set,
The greatest show on earth is here tonight love.
See me as a figure in the late night plan,
See me as I'm cocooned up in Badlands.
The side effects of cruising at the speed of life,
The side effects of living in temptation.
When only one star is waiting up on all of us,
You'll see me as I'm cocooned up in Badlands.
And how do I feel living in the eighties?
And do I get to see the light of day?

Kyoto in the snow, Heaven's far away.
Sending their love, passion parade.
Hunter and the hunted.
With me first times can never lie.

Only with you,
Life moves so fast.

When your hear me screaming,
I'll be seeing through the eyes of love.

Tell me can you hear me?
Tell me can you see me?



discography
Album Version (5:55)
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 The Platinum Collection CD 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 (20th November 1982) (5:56)
Recorded: Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, UK
Live Engineer: Pete Walsh
Mixed By: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Waterfront promotional 7" single Waterfront 7" single Waterfront 12" single Themes Volume Two Theme Eight: Waterfront CD Theme Eight: Waterfront MC Themes 5-8 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Deluxe CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box Waterfront Limited Edition 7" single

Session (5:33)
Producer: John Sparrow
Engineer: Mike Robinson
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Recorded: 26th Aug 82
Broadcast: 13th Sep 82

Silver Box Promo CDR #2 Silver Box

DVD-Audio Extended Mix (6:06)
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 (25th June 2011) (5:16)
Recorded: Cannock Chase Forest, Near Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (31st July 2012) (5:21)
Recorded: Villa Bellini, Catania, Sicily
Recorded by: Olivier Gerard
Mixed by: Olivier Gerard
Engineered by: Rudy Coclet
ISRC: GB01A1201412

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

Live Version (1st December 2012) (5:27)
Recorded: Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Yarra Valley

Live Version (2nd December 2012) (5:27)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Adelaide

Live Version (4th December 2012) (5:31)
Recorded: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Perth

Live Version (20th November 2013) (5:38)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (28th November 2013) (5:28)
Recorded: Arena, Manchester, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (30th November 2013) (5:25)
Recorded: O2, London, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (21st February 2014) (5:27)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (23rd February 2014) (5:21)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Singen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (25th February 2014) (5:27)
Recorded: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th February 2014) (5:24)
Recorded: Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th February 2014) (5:27)
Recorded: Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st March 2014) (5:23)
Recorded: Sala Ziemi, Poznan, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (2nd March 2014) (5:26)
Recorded: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th November 2013) (5:26)
Recorded: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Mixing: Olivier Gerard (GG) at Jet Studios, Brussels
Sound Engineer: Rudy Coclet

Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Deluxe CD

Live Version (27th July 2014) (5:25)
Recorded: The Cavea, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th July 2014) (?:??)
Recorded: Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th July 2014) (5:30)
Recorded: Arena Alpe Adria, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th July 2014) (5:26)
Recorded: Gru Village, Turin, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




sessions
Kid Jensen, Radio One: 13th August 1982



downloads
Live Version (21st February 2014) (5:27)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (23rd February 2014) (5:21)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Singen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (25th February 2014) (5:27)
Recorded: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th February 2014) (5:24)
Recorded: Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th February 2014) (5:27)
Recorded: Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st March 2014) (5:23)
Recorded: Sala Ziemi, Poznan, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (2nd March 2014) (5:26)
Recorded: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th July 2014) (5:25)
Recorded: The Cavea, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th July 2014) (?:??)
Recorded: Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th July 2014) (5:30)
Recorded: Arena Alpe Adria, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th July 2014) (5:26)
Recorded: Gru Village, Turin, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




videography
Live Version (20th November 1982) (5:32)
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

Live Version (27th November 2013) (5:26)
Recorded: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Mixing: Olivier Gerard (GG) at Jet Studios, Brussels
Sound Engineer: Rudy Coclet

Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Deluxe CD




live history
New Gold Tour: 1982-1983
Tour Du Monde: 1983-1984
Once Upon A Time Tour: 1985-1986
Real Life Tour: 1991
Alive And Kicking Tour: 2003
Black And White Tour: 2006
Celebrate 30 Years Live Tour: 2008
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009
Greatest Hits Forest Tour: 2011
5X5 Tour: 2012
Festival Tour: 2012
Australia: 2012
Americas Tour: 2013
South Africa / Europe: 2013
Greatest Hits + European Tour: 2014
Greatest Hits + Summer Tour: 2014
Big Music European Tour: 2015
Big Music Winter Tour: 2015
Australia - New Zealand: 2017