the low song (demo)
Words And Music: Simple Minds
© EMI Music Publishing
This was the first title for Hunter And The Hunted, conceived during a
writing session in January 1982.
An incomplete jam of the song appears on the second monitor mix tape
of May 1982. The front had been clearly recorded over but some of the song was intact. The
recording was slightly muffled and not as clear as the Monitor Mixes which
partially overwrote it. It suddenly stops as the tape runs out.
The full song appears in rough form on Rough Mix Tape #1.
It is complete with count-in and long fade out. The rough mix is much the same as the final
album take but features a longer keyboard inprovision where Mick
plays the keyboard lines which would eventually be recorded by Herbie Hancock.
An instrumental of the album version was committed to tape (Reel 3) on the 12th August 1982.
Other versions appear on Reel 13 which as recorded
on the 14th August 1982. These include Tk1 Full Duration which is shorter than the album version
and includes some differences; and Tk2 Fade Only which is the end of the album mix but is
missing the Herbie Hancock solo.
Hunter And The Hunted