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veldt


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
Odd and quirky even by Real To Real Cacophony standards, Veldt was an inpenetrable instrumental, overdubbed with animal noises and mumbled threats.

The genesis of this much discussed song remains unclear. Whilst the Veldt is the South African prairie, and the chimp impression is by Derek Forbes, the song was either about these huge expanses of land, or formed around the plot of a Ray Bradbury novel.

A final exclamation mark appended to the bewildering A-side of the album, Veldt was never performed live (although it was used as introduction music for the Real To Real Cacophony tour).




lyrics
Instrumental


discography
Album Version (3:29)
Recorded and mixed: John Leckie
Arrangement: John Leckie and Simple Minds

Real To Real Cacophony LP Real To Real Cacophony MC Real To Real Cacophony LP (Virgin Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony MC (Virgin Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Real To Real Cacophony CD Real To Real Cacophony Disky CD Original Gold compilation CD Real To Real Cacophony Remaster Promo CD Real To Real Cacophony Remaster Limited Edition CD Real To Real Cacophony Remaster CD X5 Real To Real Cacophony Promo CD X5 The Vinyl Collection (79,84)






live history
Real To Real Cacophony Tour: 1979-1980