- Glittering Prize 81/92 was Simple Minds' second, and final, commercial video.
- It accompanied the compilation album of the same name and
collected together some of the band's promotional and live performances from the period covered.
- Unfortunately many of the videos were edited and only a few of the songs appeared in full.
- The chronological ordering of tracks were threaded together by quotes and interview footage taken from
the BBC's Def II documentary about the band and the
Real Life EPK. Quotes were also dubbed over the songs themselves,
so few performances remained uninterrupted.
- A 12 page colour booklet was included with the video. Amongst many pages of graphics were limited information about each of the
tracks, a videography, album discography and credits.
The 1992 remix of the song which was originally released in 1981 on the album Sons And Fascination. This show
was based around previously unseen footage from a free show the group played at Glasgow Barrowland during the 1991 Real Life Tour.
This short excerpt is taken from a rarely seen concert performance, shot at Newcastle City Hall in 1982. The three
songs in this sequence were all originally featured on the album New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84).
Someone Somewhere In Summertime
A live performance filmed at Glasgow Barrowland on August the 13th, 1991.
Promised You A Miracle
The promo clip for the live version of this song, released in June 1987.
An acoustic version of this song performed by Charlie Burchill (guitar) and
Mick MacNeil (accordian) on location in Toryglen, Glasgow, originally
shot for a shot for a documentary programme in 1989.
Shot in and round Glasgow at Barrowland and on the Renfrew Ferry. This was the
first single released from the album
Sparkle In The Rain.
Don't You (Forget About Me)/Alive And Kicking
These live performances were filed for The Tube at the Ahoy Stadium
in Rotterdam in 1985. The band's live line up at this time included singer Robin Clark.
Both songs were hits aroudn the world with Don't You (Forget About Me)
givign the group their first number one single in America.
A live performance shot at Paris Bercy during the 1989 Street Fighting Years tour.
Taken from the long form video Verona, originally released in 1990, this song, together with
Sanctify Yourself and Alive And Kicking, was
a hit from the album Once Upon A Time.
Shot at the Mandela Day Concert in the summer of 1988 in front of 70,000 fans
in Wembley Stadium and over 100 million television viewers worldwide.
The promo clip for the number 1 single, filmed on location in Belfast.
This Is Your Land
Another location shoot, this time however in the warmer climes of northern Spain. Like Mandela Day
and Belfast Child, this track was featured on the contraversial album Street Fighting Years.
Let There Be Love
A top ten single from the 1991 album Real Life, this is the full uncut version.
See The Lights
Two versions of the promo of this song are cut together here. The official black and white version and the unapproved colour version, which has never
be seen until now.
Stand By Love
Filed at another of the groups' infamous free gigs, this time in Hamburg, during the Real Life tour.
voice: Jim Kerr
guitar and keyboards: Charlie Burchill
piano and keyboards: Michael McNeil, Mark Taylor
drums: Mel Gaynor, Brian McGee, Mike Ogletree
bass guitar: Derek Forbes, Malcolm Foster, John Giblin
design and art direction: Stylorouge
editing: John Mayes at Edit Video
worldwide representation: Clive Banks, Management Works Limited
co-ordination and production: Alan McBlane
Virgin VVD 1103
VHS video in clear plastic case with double-sided colour sleeve and 12 page colour booklet.
Copies are still plentiful and turn up regularly.
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