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videos | midnight walking

director
Roger Sargent


producer
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genre
Abstract


background
Taken from Simple Minds' latest album Big Music, the bold synthpop anthem Midnight Walking touches on themes of exile, people on the move, immigration. "It's been the story of time. Iím a product of it in terms of having Irish lineage, my family came to Scotland for the same reasons, to earn a living," says frontman Jim Kerr.

He continues: "I was thinking of my 17-year-old son and his mates in north London, all of them skint and just cruising/hanging around. That in turn got me thinking of people on the move all over the world, for one reason or other, 'all those people, marching people, trying to find somewhere to go.'"

The video ties up Midnight Walking's concept neatly. With a series of time-lapse videos, it captures cityscapes, northern lights, battery chickens, bungee jumping and other images that encompass the constantly moving modern world.

The Guardian
24th March 2015




comments
The video was an abstract collection of images, much like the reflected journeys of Blindfolded. After watching a couple of times, patterns start to emerge, such as the repeated images of the Auroa Borelais during the choruses. People, animals, buildings and natural scenes are all mixed together to form a complex set of images accompanying the song.

The video was first exclusively premiered by The Guardian on their website on the 24th March.




availability
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the kids said:
"Where's the band? Again."


collectors' information
Single track DVD promos were also distributed by Embassy Of Sound for the German market. These were just simple DVDs with custom labels in plastic sleeves:

Many thanks to Lionello for the scan.




Much more interesting was the Japanese promo DVD which was produced by Hostess Entertainment. This also included information and artwork about the album on the DVD label.

Many thanks to Lionello for the scan.




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