sacred eyes (demo)
Words and music: Simple Minds
© 1989 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd
One of Simple Minds' best unreleased ideas, Sacred Eyes is a lengthy
instrumental jam. It was originally called Roxy, probably due to its later-years Roxy Music vibe.
Very much in the style of
the Street Fighting Years material, it features
Mick and a bass player jamming to a drum machine. The track doesn't have a discernable
verse-chorus structure, and is really just a repeatative jam, but it had something interesting at its core.
It's the first track of the first reel of the Street Fighting Years library
in the Virgin Archive.
Unfortunately, it's the only recording and it's not the best quality. There are some volume drops, static and distortion,
but the song is complete.