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this earth that you walk upon


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
It was one of the last songs from the set to be written.

Whilst mixing Love Song for a single, Mick was sat in a corner of the studio jamming with a drum machine, echo box and his keyboards. Noticing that he'd just stumbled onto something, he was hastily recorded on two-track as a demo.

The drum machine was looped, and the song was built on top of that. Charlie's solo in the middle of the song was also a total accident, also discovered whilst he was jamming in the studio.

It was quickly recorded and mixed, and pressed into service as the B-side of the Love Song single. However, given the chaotic nature of recordings, it was decided later to give the song vocals, and it was this later mix which turned up on the album.




lyrics
What's your name?
What's your nation?
Sense of order,
Sense of speed.
Earth that you walk upon.

Shakes his hand,
Turns away,
Turns his back and walks away.
Earth that you walk upon.
Earth that you walk upon.
What's your name?
What's your nation?
Sense of order,
Sense of speed.

Earth that you walk upon.
Passing on and on.
Earth that you walk upon.

Screaming edge of light,
Shines so, shines so hard.
Earth that you walk upon.
Turning on.



discography
Instrumental Edit (4:15)
Producer: Steve Hillage
Engineer: Hugh Jones

Love Song 7&frac; single

Instrumental (5:26)
Producer: Steve Hillage
Engineer: Hugh Jones

Love Song 12" single Sister Feelings Call Canadian MC Theme Three: Love Song CD Theme Three: Love Song MC Themes 1-4 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five X5

Album Version (5:26)
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) Themes Volume One 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 (10th June 2011) (4:56)
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) (4:50)
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 (16th July 2011) (4:47)
Recorded: City Rocks, Inverness, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD




live history
Sons And Fascination Tour: 1981
Lostboy! AKA Promo Tour: 2010
Greatest Hits Forest Tour: 2011