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waterfront


composers
Written by: Kerr / Burchill / MacNeil / Forbes
(Earlier sleeves simply state:- Words And Music: Simple Minds)


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing: (1983 - 2007)
© JKMC-Bucks Music Group Ltd / Hornall Music / EMI Music Publishing Ltd: (2008 - 2014)
© BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd / Sony-ATV Music Publishing Ltd / EMI Music Publishing Ltd: (2015 -)


background
"This is our Glasgow anthem. I still think it's so original and recorded so well." - Charlie, 24th March 2015

"Feeling we needed to begin each and every show with an bang, Waterfront was designed and calculated to do just that" - Jim

"The penny dropped unconsciously, subconsciously. You start to think: wouldn’t it be good to have one song that really worked well in festivals and huge venues? Lo and behold the first song you write is Waterfront. You could say it was built for those places."


CB: The first thing that really,really kicked it off actually was – we had a bass amp called a Dynachord and you could sample a note and it would repeat. I don't know why it was on a bass amp – I've no clue – our bass player Derek had played something, he was playing with it, and he started playing this rhythm and it's funny, we have a friend who always says this: "Great bass line. You know, like one note! But great bass line!"
JK: In the early 80s, when we wrote Waterfront, Glasgow kind of was on its knees. Since the war up to the mid 1970s, Glasgow was a powerhouse, industrial engineering and especially shipyards, but by the early 1980s, one by one the shipyards were coming down, Glasgow was coming down, this place was like a ghost town really. The typical images that you see – miners striking or factory workings being made unemployed etc. – was very much happening in Glasgow and it was indeed a sad and angry time, a desperate time.
JK: And I used to like walking along here, as sad as it was, and this particular night, the summer of 1983, August, a beautiful night, the river was flowing and – I don't know there was something about it that made me think about cyclical things – things don't just come to an end. Symbolically one of the things about industry coming here was that the river was polluted beyond belief. It was a dead river. But when the industry went after a few years, the salmon were coming back to the river. A week later and Derek Forbes, our bass player, came up with this throbbing pulse, and it just sounded amazing, it felt amazing, it felt built for big venues, it actually felt like a steamship or something, it really had this size to it. And I don't know if my walk here, and my thoughts of the river, and all this stuff – I immediately started writing words. And within half an hour, we had this song, Waterfront.
CB: Waterfront was a strange one because, on top of this big bass pulse, there was this big hit on the piano and then the guitar plays this heavy line. It's a bit like "BANG... de de de-de" – things all happen and it's the big combination of all the parts that make up the music really. The verse is just guitar chords and that's something straightforward but all the rest of it is a very unusual song actually.
JK: We used to start playing bigger venues and festivals and all that stuff and you need one or two things that really work and if you're going to play a club you need a funky track, if you're going to play a stadium you need something with a big picture to fill it.
JK: And the thing we were saying earlier, it's still a great ... and sometimes we're playing a festival and maybe the band before us have gone down a storm and you have to follow it then we'll say "We'll start with Waterfront." And the ball's immediately in the net.

Top 2000
NPO


"Released 33 years ago in November '83, of all the Simple Minds songs it is Waterfront has consistently given me the most pleasure to play live. No matter the format, be it full on rock, acoustic, or with an orchestral arrangement, it is this anthemic "non song" - and it is not really a song in any traditional sense - that takes me to places that no other does. Manic Street Preacher's James Dean Bradfield has offered some eloquent quotes about the origins of the song. However the lyrics which incidentally came to me almost in a dream, one summer evening while walking through some dilapidated factory/warehouses that sat alongside the banks of the River Clyde in Glasgow - are still mysterious even to me. So what is the song about? I guess it is a song about some kind of renewed faith. A reinforced feeling that no matter how lost you might be feeling, no matter the lows or the clouds of depressions, that there is absolutely always the opportunity to find yourself once again. That nothing is permanent after all, and that "the wheel" keeps turning - and that it always will. Much like the flowing waters of the Clyde itself." - Jim, November 23rd, 2016




lyrics
Get in, get out of the rain,
I'm goin' to move on up to the waterfront.
Step in, step out of the rain,
I'm goin' to walk on up to the waterfront.
Said, one million years from today,
I'm goin' to step on up to the waterfront.
Get in, get out of the rain,
Come in, come out of the rain.

So far, so good, so close, yet still so far,
So far, so good, so close, yet still so,
So far, so far, so far.

The rain, I'm going to move on up to the waterfront.
Step in, step out of the rain,
I'm going to walk on up to the waterfront.
Said, one million years from today,
Step on up to the waterfront.
Said, come in, come out of the rain.
Said, come in, come out of the rain.
Said, come in, come out of the rain.

I'm goin' to move on up to the front.
I'm goin' to walk on up to the front.
I'm goin' to live on up by the front.
I'm goin' to walk on up to the front.

Come in, come out of the rain.
Come in, come out of the rain.
Said, come in, come out of the rain.
Come in, come out of the rain.

Move on up, to step on up,
Walk on up, live on up,
Far away, far away, far away.
So, walk away, so far, I walk away.
So, so, walk away, up to the waterfront.
Up to the waterfront.
So far, so far.



discography
Single Version (3:58)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Waterfront promotional 7" single Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Deluxe CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Edit (4:38)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Waterfront 7" single Greatest Hits + CD 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 Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + US CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Canadian CD Celebrate: The Collection CD Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Deluxe CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box Waterfront Limited Edition 7" single

US Single Version (3:58)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Waterfront US promotional 12" single Speed Your Love To Me US 12" promotional single

Album Version (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Sparkle Through The Years Canadian Promotional LP Sparkle Through The Years Canadian Promotional MC Sparkle In The Rain Limited Edition LP Sparkle In The Rain LP Sparkle In The Rain MC Sparkle In The Rain CD Sparkle In The Rain US Promo LP Sparkle In The Rain Canadian Limited Edition Tranparent Vinyl LP All The Things... Canadian Promo MC Sparkle In The Rain LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sparkle In The Rain MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sparkle In The Rain CD (Virgin Budget Reissue) 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 Glittering Prize 81/92 US Promo MC The Promised CD The Best Of ... (Sampler) Selections From The Best Of The Best Of Simple Minds CD1 Promo The Best Of US Promo The Best Of The Best Of SACD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Limited Edition CD The Best Of Night Of The Proms Special Remastered Edition Sparkle In The Rain Remaster CD Black And White 050505 Russian CD Gift Pack Limited Edition The Best Of Donna Moderna cover CD Five Album Set Classic Album Selection Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster LP Sparkle In The Rain Remaster CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Deluxe CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box The Vinyl Collection (79,84)

Album Version DTS 5.1 Surround Mix (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Steve Wilson

Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Album Version High Resolution Stereo (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Steve Wilson

Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box Sparkle In The Rain HFPA

Album Version Dolby Digital 5:1 (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Steve Wilson

Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Album Version 24/96 LPCM Stereo (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Steve Wilson

Sparkle In The Rain HFPA

Album Version 24/96 DTS 5.1 Surround Mix (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Steve Wilson

Sparkle In The Rain HFPA

Album Version 24/96 Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Mix (4:49)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Steve Wilson

Sparkle In The Rain HFPA

Extended (5:50)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Waterfront 12" single Themes Volume Two Theme Eight: Waterfront CD Theme Eight: Waterfront MC The Platinum Collection CD Themes 5-8 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Deluxe CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Session (4:40)
Producer: Dale Griffin
Engineer: Mike Engels
Recorded: 11th September 1983
Broadcast: 3rd October 1983

Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Live Version (28th February 1984) (8:09)
Recorded: Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
Engineer: Steve Lillywhite

Sparkle In The Rain French Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Super Deluxe Box

Live Version (12th, 13th August 1986) (5:21)
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

'89 Remix (5:20)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Additional Production and Remix: Stephen Lipson

Kick It In Promo 12" Kick It In CD Promo Kick It In 7" Kick It In MC Kick It In 12" Kick It In CD Kick It In Remix Promotional 12" Kick It In Limited Edition 12" Kick It In Jukebox 7" Kick It In German 12" Kick It In German CD Themes Volume Four Theme Eighteen: Kick It In CD Theme Eighteen: Kick It In MC Themes 18-20 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five

Live Version (2nd March 1995) (4:30)
Recorded: House Of Blues, Hollywood, USA
Mixed by: Mikal Reid

House Of Blues Promotional MC House Of Blues Promotional CD

Union Jack Remix Edit (6:13)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Remixed by: Union Jack

Remixes Promo CD Glitterball Italian 12"

Union Jack Remix (7:24)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Remixed by: Union Jack

Glitterball Promo 12" Glitterball Promo MC Glitterball MC Glitterball CD Glitterball European CD Remixes - Disc One CDR Neapolis Japanese Promo CD

Live Version (13th Aug 91) (4:20)
Recorded: Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK
Producer: Stephen Lipson

Real Live 91 Fanclub CD

Live Version (3rd December 85) (10:48)
Recorded: Ahoy, Rotterdam
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Silver Box Promo CDR #3 Silver Box

Live Version (4:22)
Recorded: Black And White Tour 2006
Mixed By Jez Coad

Simple Minds Live Volume Two

Live Version (3rd November 2009) (5:15)
Recorded: Arena, Vienna, Austria
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (5th November 2009) (5:12)
Recorded: Saschall, Florence, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (6th November 2009) (5:12)
Recorded: Neon Concept Club, Ancona, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (7th November 2009) (5:20)
Recorded: Atlantico, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (8th November 2009) (5:17)
Recorded: Gran Teatro Di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (18th November 2009) (5:21)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (19th November 2009) (5:22)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (5:19)
Recorded: Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (23rd November 2009) (5:15)
Recorded: Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (24th November 2009) (5:13)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (26th November 2009) (5:13)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (27th November 2009) (5:11)
Recorded: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (28th November 2009) (5:16)
Recorded: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (30th November 2009) (5:14)
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) (5:16)
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) (5:26)
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) (5:19)
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) (5:14)
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) (5:31)
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) (5:12)
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) (5:14)
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) (5:20)
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) (5:24)
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) (5:14)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (18th December 2009) (5:22)
Recorded: Autostadt Piazza, Wolfsburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Boxed USB Stick Boxed MP3 Player

Live Version (10th June 2011) (5:23)
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) (5:22)
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) (5:20)
Recorded: Cannock Chase Forest, Near Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (16th July 2011) (8:10)
Recorded: City Rocks, Inverness, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (30th November 2012) (5:12)
Recorded: Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Melbourne

Live Version (1st December 2012) (5:38)
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) (5:42)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Adelaide

Live Version (4th December 2012) (5:42)
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) (5:48)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Sydney

Live Version (8th December 2012) (5:45)
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) (5:47)
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) (5:11)
Recorded: Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, Australia
Produced by: Zach Bair
Recorded and Mixed by: Matt Dever

Live 2012: Wollongong

Live Version (29th March 2013) (5:39)
Recorded: Sands Centre, Carlisle, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD

Live Version (6th April 2013) (5:38)
Recorded: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD

Live Version (15th April 2013) (5:32)
Recorded: O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD Simple Minds Live Commercial CD

Live Version (20th November 2013) (5:32)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (28th November 2013) (5:15)
Recorded: Arena, Manchester, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (30th November 2013) (5:18)
Recorded: O2, London, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Generic CD

Live Version (26th January 2014) (5:15)
Recorded: Palladium, Riga, Latvia
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th January 2014) (5:29)
Recorded: Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th January 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th January 2014) (5:37)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (31st January 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (3rd February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (4th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (5th February 2014) (5:36)
Recorded: Jovel Music Hall, Munster, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (7th February 2014) (5:25)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Bremerhaven, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (8th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Sparkassen Arena, Aurich, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th February 2014) (5:37)
Recorded: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (12th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Europahalle, Trier, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (14th February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Palladium, Köln, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (15th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Konzerthalle, Olsberg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (16th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (18th February 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Phönixhalle, Mainz, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (20th February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Werfhalle, Göppingen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (21st February 2014) (5:37)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (23rd February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Singen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (25th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st March 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Sala Ziemi, Poznan, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (2nd March 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th November 2013) (5:10)
Recorded: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Mixing: Olivier Gerard (GG) at Jet Studios, Brussels
Sound Engineer: Rudy Coclet

Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Deluxe CD Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro CD Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Limited Edition 2XLP Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Limited Edition 2XLP

Live Version (9th June 2014) (5:11)
Recorded: KulturPur Festival, Hilchenbach, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th July 2014) (6:34)
Recorded: Kunst!Rasen, Bonn, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (24th July 2014) (6:58)
Recorded: Teatro Antico, Taormina, Sicily
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th July 2014) (5:44)
Recorded: Banchina San Domenico, Molfetta, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th July 2014) (5:55)
Recorded: The Cavea, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th July 2014) (?:??)
Recorded: Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th July 2014) (5:40)
Recorded: Arena Alpe Adria, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th July 2014) (6:00)
Recorded: Gru Village, Turin, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (February-May 2015) (5:14)
Recorded: Big Music Tour 2015
Recorded By: Olivier Gerard
Mixed By: Olivier Gerard at Jet Studios

Live Big Music Tour 2015 Live Big Music Tour 2015

Acoustic (5:15)
Producer: Andy Wright, Gavin Goldberg and Simple Minds
Recorded By: Gavin Goldberg
Mixed By: Gavin Goldberg


Acoustic Promo CD Acoustic Promo International CD Acoustic LP Acoustic CD




sessions
Kid Jensen, Radio One: 11th September 1983



downloads
Live Version (16th Feb 06) (5:38)
Recorded: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Recording Engineer: Patrick Demoustier
Mixed By Jez Coad, Charlie Burchill and Andy Gillespie

Black And White Live Bundle #4

Live Version (16th July 2009) (5:21)
Recorded: iTunes Festival, Roundhouse, London

itunes Live: london festival '09

Live Version (3rd November 2009) (5:15)
Recorded: Arena, Vienna, Austria
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (5th November 2009) (5:12)
Recorded: Saschall, Florence, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (6th November 2009) (5:12)
Recorded: Neon Concept Club, Ancona, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (7th November 2009) (5:20)
Recorded: Atlantico, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (8th November 2009) (5:17)
Recorded: Gran Teatro Di Padova, Padova, Italy
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (18th November 2009) (5:21)
Recorded: La Riviera, Madrid, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (19th November 2009) (5:22)
Recorded: Kursaal, San Sebastian, Spain
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (22nd November 2009) (5:19)
Recorded: Falconer Theatre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (23rd November 2009) (5:15)
Recorded: Solnahallen, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (24th November 2009) (5:13)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (26th November 2009) (5:13)
Recorded: Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (27th November 2009) (5:11)
Recorded: Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (28th November 2009) (5:16)
Recorded: Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (30th November 2009) (5:14)
Recorded: Metro Arena, Newcastle, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (2nd December 2009) (5:16)
Recorded: NEC, Birmingham, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (3rd December 2009) (5:26)
Recorded: MEN, Manchester, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (5th December 2009) (5:19)
Recorded: Arena, Sheffield, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (6th December 2009) (5:14)
Recorded: CIA, Cardiff, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (7th December 2009) (5:31)
Recorded: Arena, Wembley, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (9th December 2009) (5:12)
Recorded: 02, Dublin, Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (10th December 2009) (5:14)
Recorded: Odyssey, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (11th December 2009) (5:20)
Recorded: SECC, Glasgow, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (12th December 2009) (5:24)
Recorded: AEC, Aberdeen, UK
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (17th December 2009) (5:14)
Recorded: Popcentrum, Tilburg, Netherlands
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (18th December 2009) (5:22)
Recorded: Autostadt Piazza, Wolfsburg, Germany
Mixed By Concert Online

Concert Online Download

Live Version (26th January 2014) (5:15)
Recorded: Palladium, Riga, Latvia
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th January 2014) (5:29)
Recorded: Circus, Helsinki, Finland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th January 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Circus, Stockholm, Sweden
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th January 2014) (5:37)
Recorded: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (31st January 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Huxleys, Berlin, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (3rd February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (4th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Docks, Hamburg, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (5th February 2014) (5:36)
Recorded: Jovel Music Hall, Munster, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (7th February 2014) (5:25)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Bremerhaven, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (8th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Sparkassen Arena, Aurich, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Ringlokschuppen, Bielefeld, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th February 2014) (5:37)
Recorded: Tollhaus, Karlsruhe, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (12th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Europahalle, Trier, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (14th February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Palladium, Köln, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (15th February 2014) (5:34)
Recorded: Konzerthalle, Olsberg, Germany
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Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (16th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Capitol, Hannover, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (18th February 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Phönixhalle, Mainz, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (20th February 2014) (5:35)
Recorded: Werfhalle, Göppingen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (21st February 2014) (5:37)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Fürth, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (23rd February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Stadthalle, Singen, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (25th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Alcatraz, Milan, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th February 2014) (5:32)
Recorded: Festhalle, Berne, Switzerland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th February 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Incheba Arena, Prague, Czech Republic
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (1st March 2014) (5:31)
Recorded: Sala Ziemi, Poznan, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (2nd March 2014) (5:33)
Recorded: Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (9th June 2014) (5:11)
Recorded: KulturPur Festival, Hilchenbach, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (11th July 2014) (6:34)
Recorded: Kunst!Rasen, Bonn, Germany
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (24th July 2014) (6:58)
Recorded: Teatro Antico, Taormina, Sicily
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (26th July 2014) (5:44)
Recorded: Banchina San Domenico, Molfetta, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (27th July 2014) (5:55)
Recorded: The Cavea, Rome, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (28th July 2014) (?:??)
Recorded: Piazza Castello, Ferrara, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (29th July 2014) (5:40)
Recorded: Arena Alpe Adria, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy
Mixed By Bleecker Street

Simple Minds Live Generic USB

Live Version (30th July 2014) (6:00)
Recorded: Gru Village, Turin, Italy
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Simple Minds Live Generic USB




videography
Single Version (3:58)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray


Waterfront promo video Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD

Single Version Edit (3:27)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray


Glittering Prize 81/92 video

Live Version (3rd December 1985) (7:41)
Recorded: Ahoy, Rotterdam
Sound Mixer: Peter Walsh


Alive In Rotterdam promo video

Live Version (15th September 1989) (6:13)
Recorded: Verona, Italy
Producer: Stephen Lipson

Verona Video 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

Acoustic (0:48)
Editor: Graham Proudlove

Glittering Prize 81/92 video

Live Version (27th November 2013) (5:10)
Recorded: Hydro, Glasgow, UK
Mixing: Olivier Gerard (GG) at Jet Studios, Brussels
Sound Engineer: Rudy Coclet

Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Deluxe DVD Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro DVD Celebrate - Live At The SSE Hydro Blu-Ray

Live Version (7th April 2015) (5:24)
Recorded: Usher Hall, Edinburgh, UK


Big Music YouTube




live history
New Gold Tour: 1982-1983
Tour Du Monde: 1983-1984
Barrowlands: 1985
Once Upon A Time Tour: 1985-1986
Cash For Kids: 1987
Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute: 1988
Street Fighting Years Tour: 1989
Germany: 1990
Real Life Tour: 1991
Good News From The Next World Tour: 1995
Festival Tour: 1997
Neapolis Tour: 1998
Scotland Rocks For Kosovo: 1999
The Floating World Tour: 2002
Alive And Kicking Tour: 2003
Festival Tour: 2004
Black And White Tour: 2006
Australian Tour: 2007
Lisbon Lions: 2007
Night Of The Proms: 2008 Winter Dates
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
Australia: 2011
Festival Tour: 2012
Australia: 2012
A Concert In The Gardens: 2012
Electroset: 2013
Greatest Hits +: 2013
Summer Tour: 2013
Americas Tour: 2013
South Africa / Europe: 2013
Electoset Germany: 2013
Stonehaven: 2013
Greatest Hits + European Tour: 2014
Greatest Hits + Summer Tour: 2014
Big Music European Tour: 2015
Big Music Summer Tour: 2015
Big Music Winter Tour: 2015
Big Music Western Asia: 2016
Night Of The Proms: 2016
Travelling Light: 2016
Night Of The Proms: 2016
Australia - New Zealand: 2017