Street Fighting Years

now summer burns a hole inside...

TRACK LISTING

1. Street Fighting Years
2. Soul Crying Out
3. Wall Of Love
4. This Is Your Land
5. Take A Step Back
6. Kick It In
7. Let It All Come Down
8. Mandela Day
9. Belfast Child
10. Biko
11. When Spirits Rise
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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Release Date: 8th May 1989

Format: See Below

Credits: Produced By Trevor Horn & Stephen Lipson.

Engineers : Heff Moraes & Robin Hancock.
Technical Master : Dougie Cowan.
Assistant Engineers : Danton Supple, Martin Plant.
Mastered By Bob Ludwig @ Masterdisk.
All Digitally recorded & mixed analogue i.e. "dad"
Nourishment : Ying Ho Au Yeung.
Logistics : Paul Kerr.
Co-Ordination : Jane Ventom.

Charlie Burchill : Acoustic & Electric Guitars.
Michael MacNeil : Piano, Accordian & Electronic Keyboards.
Jim Kerr : Vocals.
Mel Gaynor : Drums.
Manu Katche : Drums.
John Giblin & Stephen Lipson : Bass Guitars.
Lisa Germano : Violin.

Special Thanks to : Stewart Copeland : "The Rhythmatist"
Lou Reed for cameo Vocal on This Is Your Land (c/o sire/wea)

Additional Musicians:
Sidney Thiam, Abdul M'Boup & Leroy Williams : Percussion
William Lithgow & Sheena McKenzie : Cellos
Maureen Kerr : Pennywhistle & Bodhran
Roger Sharp : Bagpipes.
John Altman : Orchestral Arragements.
Lorna Bannon : Backing Vocals.

All Songs Written By Simple Minds.
Let It All Come Down Written By John Giblin & Simple Minds.
Biko Written By Peter Gabriel.
Belfast Child Traditional. Lyrics Written By Simple Minds.
Street Fighting Years Written in memory of Victor Jara.

Made In Scotland March '88 - March '89.
Studio Drums By TAMA.
Photography By Guido Harari & NASA-Science Photo Library.
Source of graphic : "The Beauty Of Fractals" By Peitgen Richter.
Design By Assorted Images.



Vinyl Album.

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SIDE ONE
01. Street Fighting Years (6.27)
02. Soul Crying Out (6.09)
03. Wall Of Love (5.17)
04. This Is Your Land (6.21)
05. Take A Step Back (4.24)

SIDE TWO
06. Kick It In (6.09)
07. Let It All Come Down (4.53)
08. Mandela Day (5.41)
09. Belfast Child (6.45)
10. Biko (7.31)

MINDS01.



Cassette.

SIDE ONE
01. Street Fighting Years (6.27)
02. Soul Crying Out (6.09)
03. Wall Of Love (5.17)
04. This Is Your Land (6.21)
05. Take A Step Back (4.24)

SIDE TWO
06. Kick It In (6.09)
07. Let It All Come Down (4.53)
08. Mandela Day (5.41)
09. Belfast Child (6.45)
10. Biko (7.31)
11. When Spirits Rise (2.01)

MINDSC01.



Compact Disc.

The CD & Cassette were reissued in December 1989 as a Box Set
(SMBX01) with the Street Fighting Years Songbook, featuring interviews,
words & music and mini-bio by Alfred Bos. Also included were 2 cassettes
featuring the Radio 1 Street Fighting Years Documentary features presented
by Annie Nightingale.

01. Street Fighting Years (6.27)
02. Soul Crying Out (6.09)
03. Wall Of Love (5.17)
04. This Is Your Land (6.21)
05. Take A Step Back (4.24)
06. Kick It In (6.09)
07. Let It All Come Down (4.53)
08. Mandela Day (5.41)
09. Belfast Child (6.45)
10. Biko (7.31)
11. When Spirits Rise (2.01)

MINDSCD01.

UK CHART: 1
US CHART: 70



3 x 7" Single Box Set.
Promotioal Box Set of 7" Singles.



SIDE ONE
Street Fighting Years (6.27)

SIDE TWO
Wall Of Love (5.17) 

SM01.



SIDE ONE
Soul Crying Out (6.09) 

SIDE TWO
Take A Step Back (4.24)

SM02.



SIDE ONE
Kick It In (6.09)

SIDE TWO
Let It All Come Down (4.53)

SM03.



Compact Disc.
Released November 2002.

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Also to Download at Tunetribe.com & 7Digital.com

01. Street Fighting Years (6.27)
02. Soul Crying Out (6.09)
03. Wall Of Love (5.17)
04. This Is Your Land (6.21)
05. Take A Step Back (4.24)
06. Kick It In (6.09)
07. Let It All Come Down (4.53)
08. Mandela Day (5.41)
09. Belfast Child (6.45)
10. Biko (7.31)
11. When Spirits Rise (2.01)

Remastered By Simon Heyworth.

SIMCDX09.



STREET FIGHTING YEARS TOUR : 1989

MAY
16  Florence Palasport, ITALY
17  Florence Palasport, ITALY
20  Modena Stadio Bragilia Communale, ITALY
21  Milan Palatrussardi, ITALY
22  Milan Palatrussardi, ITALY
23  Milan Palatrussardi, ITALY
25  Rome Palaeur, ITALY
26  Rome Palaeur, ITALY
28  Frejus Lés Arénes De Frejus, FRANCE
30  Lyon Palais Des Sports, FRANCE
31  Toulouse Palais Des Sports, FRANCE

JUNE
01  Bordeaux La Patinoire Meriadec, FRANCE
02  Nantes Halle De La Beaujoire, FRANCE
04  Bruxelles Forest National, BELGIUM
05  Bruxelles Forest National, BELGIUM
06  Bruxelles Forest National, BELGIUM
09  Stockholm Olympiastadion, SWEDEN
11  Copenhagen Gentofte Stadion, DENMARK
12  Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, GERMANY
13  Hamburg Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, GERMANY
14  Berlin Park Waldbühne, GERMANY
16  Dortmund Westfalenhalle, GERMANY
17  Köln Sporthalle, GERMANY
19  Paris Bercy, FRANCE
20  Paris Bercy, FRANCE
24  Oldenburg Weser Ems Halle, GERMANY
25  Frankfurt Festhalle, GERMANY
26  Mannheim Eisstadion, GERMANY
27  Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, GERMANY
29  Munich Olympiahalle, GERMANY

JULY
01  Konstanz Bodensee Stadion 'Konstanz Festival' , GERMANY
02  Zürich Hallenstadion, SWITZERLAND
03  Zürich Hallenstadion, SWITZERLAND
05  Avignon Parc Des Expositions, FRANCE
08  Madrid Vincente Calderon Stadion, SPAIN
11  Barcelona Vall D'Hebron, SPAIN
14  Rotterdam De Kuip Stadion, NETHERLANDS
17  Hannover Eilenriedehalle, GERMANY
18  Dortmund Westfalenhalle, GERMANY
23  Leeds Roundhay Park, ENGLAND
25  London Wembley Arena, ENGLAND
26  London Wembley Arena, ENGLAND
27  London Wembley Arena, ENGLAND

AUGUST
01  Birmingham N.E.C, ENGLAND
02  Birmingham N.E.C, ENGLAND
05  Cardiff Arms Park Stadium, WALES
08  Glasgow S.E.C.C, SCOTLAND
09  Glasgow S.E.C.C, SCOTLAND
12  Edinburgh Meadowbank Stadium, SCOTLAND
19  Dublin R.D.S, EIRE
26  London Wembley Stadium, ENGLAND
28  Maastricht M.E.C.C, NETHERLANDS
29  Bruxelles Forest National, BELGIUM
30  Rotterdam Ahoy Sportpaleis, NETHERLANDS
31  Rotterdam Ahoy Sportpaleis, NETHERLANDS

SEPTEMBER
02  Heerenveen Thialf Isstadion, NETHERLANDS
06  Lausanne Patinoire De Malley, SWITZERLAND
08  Nurnberg Frankenhalle, GERMANY
09  Loreley St Goarshausen Freilichtbüene, GERMANY
12  Cava De Tirreni Stadio Lamberti, ITALY
15  Verona L'Arena, ITALY
16  Locarno Piazza Grande, SWITZERLAND
18  Turin Parco Della Pellerina, ITALY
20  Liévin Stade De Couvert Régional, FRANCE
22  Birmingham N.E.C, ENGLAND
23  Birmingham N.E.C, ENGLAND
24  Birmingham N.E.C, ENGLAND
26  Belfast Kings Hall, NORTHERN IRELAND
30  Göteborg Scandinavium, SWEDEN

NOVEMBER
18  Perth Entertainment Centre, AUSTRALIA
22  Melbourne National Tennis Centre, AUSTRALIA
24  Sydney Entertainment Centre, AUSTRALIA
25  Melbourne National Tennis Centre, AUSTRALIA
26  Melbourne National Tennis Centre, AUSTRALIA
28  Brisbane Entertainment Centre, AUSTRALIA

DECEMBER
02  Auckland Supertent, NEW ZEALAND  cancelled



SIMPLE MINDS LIVE : 1990

APRIL
16  London Wembley Stadium 'Nelson Mandela Freedom Concert' , ENGLAND

AUGUST
25  Hockenheim GMBH Motodrom, GERMANY
26  Berlin Radrennbahn Weißensee, GERMANY

SEPTEMBER
01  Lunenburg Flugplatz, GERMANY
02  Leipzig Stadionfeld, GERMANY

Label: Virgin Records.