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simple minds #34



From left: Jim McDermott and Eddie.



line-up:
vocals: Jim Kerr
guitar: Charlie Burchill
bass: Eddie Duffy
keyboards: Andy Gillespie
drums: Jim McDermott



background:
It started with Andy hearing via a friend that Simple Minds were going to appear at the Lisbon Lions 40th Anniversary; a celebration of Celticís legendary victory over Internazionale Milan to take the European Champions Cup. However, after phoning Charlie, and Charlie talking to Jim, it became clear that no-one knew anything about it.

But from here the momentum grew. Andy "demanded" to play (being a Celtic fan) and Eddie returned on bass. But Mel was unavailable, so this left a temporary vacancy for the drummer. Therefore Jim McDermott entered the fold, ten years after his session work for the Neapolis recordings.

The rehearsals, including footage of Jim McDermott and a bearded Eddie Duffy, were filmed and the footage was released as part of Live Bundle 6. A performance video of Alive And Kicking was released in Live Bundle 7.




recording/releases:
Live Bundle 6 Live Bundle 7


longevity:
April 2007


live legacy:
Lisbon Lions


break-up:
It was simply a one off.






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