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sons and fascination


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


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


lyrics
Summer rains are here,
Savaged beauty life,
Falling here from grace,
Sister feeling call.
Cruising land to land,
No faith, no creed, no soul,
Half a world away,
Beauty sleeps in time,
Sound and fury play.
Ma son, warm land, semi-monde.
Ma son, warm land, semi-monde.

Cry because you're young,
Governments and gifts,
Hearts are in our mouths.
Thank you for the voice,
Thank you for the eyes,
Thank you for the good times.
Golden guns and cars,
Styles and motorcades,
In screaming beauty days.

Ma son, warm land, semi-monde.
Ma son, warm land, semi-monde.

Only winds that twist,
When white money calls,
Falling here from grace,
White-eye movement trust.
Parades are leaving town,
When boys of Venice call,
In all stations trust,
In all stations soul,
Sons and fascination.

Ma son, warm lands, semi-monde,
Ma son, warm lands, semi-monde.



discography
Album Version (5:23)
Producer: Steve Hillage
Engineer: Hugh Jones

Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call Limited Edition LP Sons And Fascination LP Sons And Fascination MC Sons And Fascination Canadian LP Sons And Fascination CD Sons And Fascination LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sons And Fascination MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sons And Fascination Remaster Promo CD Sons And Fascination Remaster Limited Edition CD Sons And Fascination Remaster CD X5 Sons And Fascination Promo CD X5 Five Album Set The Vinyl Collection (79,84)

Live Version (3rd November 2009) (4:06)
Recorded: Arena, Vienna, Austria
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (5th November 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Saschall, Florence, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (6th November 2009) (4:06)
Recorded: Neon Concept Club, Ancona, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (7th November 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Atlantico, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (8th November 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: Gran Teatro Di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (18th November 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (19th November 2009) (4:07)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (4:07)
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) (4:03)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (26th November 2009) (4:05)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (27th November 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (28th November 2009) (4:02)
Recorded: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (30th November 2009) (4:09)
Recorded: Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (2nd December 2009) (4:05)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (3rd December 2009) (4:08)
Recorded: MEN, Manchester, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

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

Live Version (5th December 2009) (4:09)
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) (4:10)
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) (4:04)
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) (4:04)
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) (4:04)
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) (4:03)
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) (4:03)
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) (4:03)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (10th June 2011) (4:14)
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) (4:09)
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) (4:11)
Recorded: Cannock Chase Forest, Near Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (16th July 2011) (4:12)
Recorded: City Rocks, Inverness, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (16th February 2012) (5:01)
Recorded: Razzamatazz, Barcelona, Spain
Recorded by: Olivier Gerard
Mixed by: Olivier Gerard
Engineered by: Rudy Coclet
ISRC: GB01A1201469

5X5 Live Promo CD 5X5 Live 5X5 Live Irish Promo CD




sessions
John Peel, Radio One: May 1982



downloads
Live Version (3rd November 2009) (4:06)
Recorded: Arena, Vienna, Austria
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (5th November 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Saschall, Florence, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (6th November 2009) (4:06)
Recorded: Neon Concept Club, Ancona, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (7th November 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Atlantico, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (8th November 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: Gran Teatro Di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (18th November 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (19th November 2009) (4:07)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (4:07)
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) (4:03)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (26th November 2009) (4:05)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (27th November 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (28th November 2009) (4:02)
Recorded: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (30th November 2009) (4:09)
Recorded: Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (2nd December 2009) (4:05)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (3rd December 2009) (4:08)
Recorded: MEN, Manchester, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (5th December 2009) (4:09)
Recorded: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (6th December 2009) (4:10)
Recorded: CIA, Cardiff, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (7th December 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: Arena, Wembley, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (9th December 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: 02, Dublin, Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (10th December 2009) (4:04)
Recorded: Odyssey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (11th December 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (12th December 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: AEC, Aberdeen, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (17th December 2009) (4:03)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download




live history
Sons And Fascination Tour: 1981
Sons And Fascination Tour: 1982
Graffiti Soul Tour: 2009
Australian Tour: 2010
Festival Show Tour: 2010
Greatest Hits Forest Tour: 2011
5X5 Tour: 2012