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ghost dancing


composers
Written by: Simple Minds
Written by: Kerr / Burchill / MacNeil / Gaynor / Giblin (Post 2013 credit)


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing
© JKMC-Bucks Music Group Ltd / Hornall Music / EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (Post 2013 credit)


background
"The live debut of this song was at the now legendary Live Aid concert that took place in Philadelphia's JFK stadium. Our hearts were in our mouths on that day and each and every time we play that song, all those emotions return" - Jim


lyrics
Cities, buildings falling down,
Satellites come crashing down.
I see them falling out the skies like eagles,
All mirrored glass and shattered egos.
But in a corner of the world we'd meet to laugh and drink and plan our sequels.
'Cause in the alleyways and bars downtown,
They're singing "Up from here to there can we go."
This city comes alive at night, see these city walls are heaving.
And if these old city walls should crash amid the rubble you'd find us breathing.

Come say what you see in me,
Because boy, I believe in you.
Come say what you're seeing,
All gone just ghost dancing - going all the way through.

You talk about the Lebanon,
You tell me 'bout the dawn in Eden.
You talk about South Africa,
I tell you about the Irish children.
You say one more Polish Knight could come and blow away the doors to freedom.
And if Mother Ethiopia could blow away the tears that we see run.

Oh blow them away,
Blow, blow away.
We will blow them away.
Oh blow, blow away,
Blow, blow away,
Blow, blow away.

Come see what you see in me,
Because boy, I believe in you.
Come say what you're seeing,
They've all gone just ghost dancing - going all the way there.

You say I believe.
Oh yes I believe, you know I believe in you.
You say you believe,
I believe, I believe, going all the way through.

Ghost dancing.

The car pulled up, the girl she jumped in,
The boy he wore a medal that was shining from his skin.
With the windows pulled up, their radio tuned in,
She's hitting for the stars, he's hitting for the moon.
She said "One last kiss while you look across the land."
"Move it into overdrive and take me by my hand."
When the car broke,
The rebels saw smoke,
And they all went to heaven in a stupid fantasy.
Go.



discography
Album Version (4:46)
Produced By: Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
Mixed By: Bob Clearmountain
Engineered By: Moira Marquis and Mark Mckenna
Assisted By: Martin White

Once Upon A Time LP Once Upon A Time LP Once Upon A Time MC Once Upon A Time CD Once Upon A Time US Promo LP Once Upon A Time US Promo MC Once Upon A Time US LP Once Upon A Time Canadian Promo LP All The Things... Canadian Promo MC Ghostdancing 7" Street Fighting Years Limited Edition MC Box Set Street Fighting Years Limited Edition CD Box Set Glittering Prize 81/92 Instore CD Glittering Prize 81/92 LP Glittering Prize 81/92 MC Glittering Prize 81/92 CD Glittering Prize 81/92 DCC Glittering Prize 81/92 French CD Glittering Prize 81/92 French CD Glittering Prize 81/92 Australian MC Once Upon A Time Reissue CD 81-95 DJ Copy Simple Minds Box Set Once Upon A Time Simply Vinyl Promo LP The Best Of Simple Minds CD1 Promo The Best Of US Promo The Best Of The Best Of SACD The Best Of Night Of The Proms Special Remastered Edition Once Upon A Time SACD Once Upon A Time Corriere Della Sera CD Gift Pack Limited Edition Once Upon A Time Daily Mail CD Once Upon A Time Irish Daily Mail CD The Best Of Donna Moderna cover CD Five Album Set Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 2CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 3CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Australian Promo 2CD Classic Album Selection

Instrumental (4:51)
Produced By: Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
Mixed By: Bob Clearmountain
Engineered By: Moira Marquis and Mark Mckenna
Assisted By: Martin White
Remixed By: Zeus B. Held

Ghostdancing 12" Promo Ghostdancing 12" Ghostdancing Limited Edition CD Themes Volume Three Theme Fourteen: Ghostdancing CD Theme Fourteen: Ghostdancing MC Themes 12-14 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five

Special Extended 12" Remix (6:57)
Produced By: Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
Mixed By: Bob Clearmountain
Engineered By: Moira Marquis and Mark Mckenna
Assisted By: Martin White
Remixed By: Zeus B. Held

Ghostdancing 12" Promo Ghostdancing 12" Ghostdancing Limited Edition CD Themes Volume Three Theme Fourteen: Ghostdancing CD Theme Fourteen: Ghostdancing MC The Platinum Collection CD Themes 12-14 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five

Live Version (12th, 13th August 1986) (7:21)
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 Live In The City Of Light Legendary Live Albums CD

Live Version (3rd December 1985) (7:57)
Recorded: Ahoy, Rotterdam
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Silver Box Promo CDR #3 Silver Box

DVD-Audio Mix (4:46)
Produced By: Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain
Mixed By: Bob Clearmountain
Engineered By: Moira Marquis and Mark Mckenna
Assisted By: Martin White
DVD-Audio Producer: Ronald Prent

Once Upon A Time DVD-Audio
Live Version (28th August 06) (4:22)
Recorded: Black And White Tour 2006
Mixed By Jez Coad

Simple Minds Live Volume Two

Live Version (3rd November 2009) (6:56)
Recorded: Arena, Vienna, Austria
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (5th November 2009) (7:24)
Recorded: Saschall, Florence, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (18th November 2009) (15:17)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (19th November 2009) (15:57)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player <

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (13:11)
Recorded: Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (23rd November 2009) (12:34)
Recorded: Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (24th November 2009) (12:49)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (26th November 2009) (13:45)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (2nd December 2009) (11:46)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (5th December 2009) (11:57)
Recorded: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (6th December 2009) (11:18)
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) (12:17)
Recorded: Arena, Wembley, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (9th December 2009) (12:57)
Recorded: 02, Dublin, Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (10th December 2009) (12:08)
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) (12:07)
Recorded: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (12th December 2009) (10:16)
Recorded: AEC, Aberdeen, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (17th December 2009) (9:52)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (18th December 2009) (10:25)
Recorded: Autostadt Piazza, Wolfsburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (10th June 2011) (7:21)
Recorded: Bedgebury Pinetum And Forest, Gouldhurst, Kent, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD Simple Minds Live Double CD

Live Version (16th June 2011) (6:14)
Recorded: Hampton Court Palace Festival, London, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD Simple Minds Live Triple CD Simple Minds Live Limited Edition Double CD

Live Version (25th June 2011) (13:15)
Recorded: Cannock Chase Forest, Near Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (16th July 2011) (14:40)
Recorded: City Rocks, Inverness, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (1st December 2012) (12:55)
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) (6:10)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Adelaide

Live Version (4th December 2012) (6:20)
Recorded: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Perth

Live Version (7th December 2012) (10:26)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Sydney

Live Version (8th December 2012) (5:33)
Recorded: Bimbadgen Winery, Hunter Valley New South Wales, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Hunter Valley

Live Version (9th December 2012) (6:17)
Recorded: Sirromet Wines, Mount Cotton, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Mount Cotton

Live Version (12th December 2012) (5:56)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Wollongong

Live Version (30th November 2013) (11:28)
Recorded: O2, London, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (8th February 2014) (10:58)
Recorded: Sparkassen Arena, Aurich, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th February 2014) (10:48)
Recorded: Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th February 2014) (11:45)
Recorded: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th February 2014) (13:39)
Recorded: Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th February 2014) (12:49)
Recorded: Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st March 2014) (11:38)
Recorded: Sala Ziemi, Poznan, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (2nd March 2014) (12:03)
Recorded: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th June 2014) (14:34)
Recorded: KulturPur Festival, Hilchenbach, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




videography
Live Version (3rd December 1985) (7:22)
Recorded: Ahoy, Rotterdam
Sound Mixer: Peter Walsh


Alive In Rotterdam promo video

Live Version (12th/13th August 1986) (4:51)
Recorded: Le Zenith, Paris, France
Head Engineer: Steve Riddler


Ghost Dancing promo video Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD

Live Version (15th September 1989) (7:17)
Recorded: Verona, Italy
Producer: Stephen Lipson

Verona Promo Video Verona Video Glittering Prize 81/92 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 (28th Aug 06) (4:27)
Recorded: Black And White Tour 2006
Mixed By Jez Coad

Black And White Live Bundle #7

Live Version (3rd November 2009) (6:56)
Recorded: Arena, Vienna, Austria
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (5th November 2009) (7:24)
Recorded: Saschall, Florence, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (18th November 2009) (15:17)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (19th November 2009) (15:57)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (13:11)
Recorded: Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (23rd November 2009) (12:34)
Recorded: Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (24th November 2009) (12:49)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (26th November 2009) (13:45)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (2nd December 2009) (11:46)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (5th December 2009) (11:57)
Recorded: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (6th December 2009) (11:18)
Recorded: CIA, Cardiff, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (7th December 2009) (12:17)
Recorded: Arena, Wembley, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (9th December 2009) (12:57)
Recorded: 02, Dublin, Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (10th December 2009) (12:08)
Recorded: Odyssey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (11th December 2009) (12:07)
Recorded: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (12th December 2009) (10:16)
Recorded: AEC, Aberdeen, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (17th December 2009) (9:52)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (18th December 2009) (10:25)
Recorded: Autostadt Piazza, Wolfsburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (8th February 2014) (10:58)
Recorded: Sparkassen Arena, Aurich, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th February 2014) (10:48)
Recorded: Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th February 2014) (11:45)
Recorded: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th February 2014) (13:39)
Recorded: Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th February 2014) (12:49)
Recorded: Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st March 2014) (11:38)
Recorded: Sala Ziemi, Poznan, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (2nd March 2014) (12:03)
Recorded: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th June 2014) (14:34)
Recorded: KulturPur Festival, Hilchenbach, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB




live history
Live Aid: 1985
Once Upon A Time Tour: 1985-1986
Cash For Kids: 1987
Brazil: 1988
Street Fighting Years Tour: 1989
Germany: 1990
Real Life Tour: 1991
The Floating World Tour: 2002
Alive And Kicking Tour: 2003
Festival Tour: 2004
Intimate Tour: 2005
Black And White Tour: 2006
Australian Tour: 2007
Celebrate 30 Years Live Tour: 2008
30 Years Live European Tour: 2009
Graffiti Soul Tour: 2009
Australian Tour: 2010
Festival Show Tour: 2010
Final Shows: 2010
Greatest Hits Forest Tour: 2011
Festival Tour: 2012
Australia: 2012
Americas Tour: 2013
South Africa / Europe: 2013
Greatest Hits + European Tour: 2014
Greatest Hits + Summer Tour: 2014