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Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years FLAC album


Performer: Simple Minds
Genre: Rock
Title: Street Fighting Years
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1989
Style: Pop Rock
FLAC version ZIP size: 1615 mb
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WMA version ZIP size: 1340 mb
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Street Fighting Years is the eighth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in May 1989 by record label A&M. Produced by Trevor Horn, the album reached the top of the UK Albums Chart. Street Fighting Years was recorded during yet another period of personnel change for Simple Minds, and was notably the last of the band's albums to feature keyboard der member Mick MacNeil.

Their first proper new release since the commercial breakthrough of Once Upon a Time (a live album intervened) and Simple Minds makes a decidedly, noncommercial follow-up. Street Fighting Years is a moody, dark affair. The music is yearning and most of the songs are politically charged lyrically. It was a move that could (and did) bring commercial failure. However, Street Fighting Years is an artistic and elegant album that might lack immediate choruses but draws in the listener. The title track takes some dramatic turns that give the gentle melody added thrust

Street Fighting Years. Written-By – Simple Minds. 2. Soul Crying Out. 4. This Is Your Land. 6. Kick It In. 7. Let It All Come Down. Lyrics By – Simple MindsMusic By – John Giblin.

Street Fighting Years' song written in memory of Victor Hara. Other Versions (5 of 63) View All.

Street Fighting Years. 1. Street Fighting Years (Remastered 2002). 5 Album Set (Sons and Fascination/New Gold Dream/Sparkle in the Rain/Once Upon a Time/Street Fighting Years).

New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84). Celebrate - Live at the Sse Hydro Glasgow.

Street Fighting Years is the eighth studio album by Simple Minds, released in 1989. It was a major stylistic departure from the previous album, 1985's Once Upon A Time, and contained the band's most overtly political lyrics. The album contained contributions from Lou Reed, former Police drummer Stewart Copeland and Trevor Horn of Yes (and formerly The Buggles). Track listing 01 Street Fighting Years 6:25 02 Soul Crying Out 6:07 03 Wall Of Love 5:20 04 This Is Your Land 6:22 05 Take A Step Back 4:23 06 Kick It In 6:11 07 Let It All Come Down 4:56 08 Mandela Day 5:45 09 Belfast Child 6:42 10 Biko 7:34 11. When Spirits Rise 2:03. Personnel Jim Kerr – Vocals Charlie Burchill – Acoustic & Electric Guitar Michael MacNeil – Piano, Accordion, Keyboards John Giblin – Bass Guitars, Double Bass Mel Gaynor – Drums.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Street Fighting Years 6:23
A2 Soul Crying Out 6:08
A3 Wall Of Love 5:19
A4 This Is Your Land
Vocals – Lou Reed
6:20
A5 Take A Step Back 4:22
B1 Kick It In 6:09
B2 Let It All Come Down
Written-By – John Giblin
4:52
B3 Mandela Day 5:42
B4 Belfast Child
Lyrics By – Simple MindsMusic By – Traditional
6:40
B5 Biko
Written-By – Peter Gabriel
7:32

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Published By – Peter Gabriel Ltd.
  • Printed By – TOPAC
  • Mastered At – Masterdisk
  • Pressed By – Sonopress

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Charlie Burchill
  • Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – John Altman
  • Backing Vocals – Lorna Bannon
  • Bagpipes – Roger Sharp
  • Bass – John Giblin, Stephen Lipson
  • Cello – Sheena McKenzie, William Lithgow
  • Coordinator – Jane Ventom
  • Design – Assorted Images
  • Drums – Manu Katché, Mel Gaynor
  • Engineer – Heff Moraes, Robin Hancock
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Danton Supple, Martin Plant
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Other [Logistics] – Paul Kerr
  • Other [Nourishment] – Ying Ho Au Yeung
  • Percussion – Abdou M'Boup, Leroy Williams, Sydney Thiam
  • Photography By – Guido Harari, NASA/Science Photo Library
  • Piano, Accordion, Keyboards [Electric] – Michael MacNeil
  • Producer – Stephen Lipson, Trevor Horn
  • Recorded By [Technical Master] – Dougie Cowan
  • Tin Whistle, Bodhrán – Maureen Kerr
  • Violin – Lisa Germano
  • Vocals – Jim Kerr
  • Written-By – Simple Minds (tracks: A1 to B1, B3)

Notes

Comes with a printed inner sleeve with photos and credits.

All digitally recorded and mixed analogue i.e. "DAD".

Made in Scotland, March '88 - March '89.
Studio Drums provided by Tama.

'Street Fighting Years' is written in memory of Victor Jara.

Source of graphic: The Beauty Of Fractals by Peitgen Richter.

℗ & © 1989 Virgin Records
Printed in W.Germany by TOPAC.

[On runout groove]:
Mastering/processing method: Direct Mastering [DM].

2nd Category listed only on back cover.
3rd Category listed on inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012981 555115
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5012981555115
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, side A, var.1): DM209785 A - 1/4 - 89 II
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, side B, var.1): DM209785 B - 1/4 - 89 II
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, side A, var.2): DM209785 A - 3/6 - 89 III
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, side B, var.2): DM209785 B - 1/4 - 89 II
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, side A, var.3): DM209785 A - 2/4 - 89 II
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped, side B, var.3): DM209785 B - 2/4 - 89
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society (Boxed): GEMA STEMRA BIEM
  • Price Code (F:): PM264
  • Price Code (D:): 630
  • Price Code (UK:): none
  • Pressing Plant ID (Centre label, embossed, side B): 'Bass clef' symbol

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Netherlands 1989
MSC.1234 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Musicals MSC.1234 Thailand Unknown
72438-13022-2-4 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 72438-13022-2-4 US 2003
7864432 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7864432 Australia 1989
SMBX D 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album + 2xCass + Box, Ltd, Num) Virgin SMBX D 1 UK 1989

Tracklist Hide Credits

1A-1 Street Fighting Years 6:26
1A-2 Soul Crying Out 6:07
1A-3 Wall Of Love 5:20
1A-4 This Is Your Land
Vocals – Lou Reed
6:22
1A-5 Take A Step Back 4:23
1B-1 Kick It In 6:11
1B-2 Let It All Come Down
Written-By – John Giblin
4:56
1B-3 Mandela Day 5:45
1B-4 Belfast Child 6:42
1B-5 Biko
Written-By – Peter Gabriel
7:34
1B-6 When Spirits Rise 2:01
2A Extracts From The Radio 1 Broadcast 'The Street Fighting Years' (Part 1)
2B Extracts From The Radio 1 Broadcast 'The Street Fighting Years' (Part 2)
3A Extracts From The Radio 1 Broadcast 'The Street Fighting Years' (Part 3)
3B Extracts From The Radio 1 Broadcast 'The Street Fighting Years' (Part 4)

Credits

  • Arranged By [Orchestral Arrangements] – John Altman (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Artwork By – Assorted Images
  • Backing Vocals – Lorna Bannon (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Bagpipes – Roger Sharp (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-61)
  • Bass – John Giblin (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Cello – Sheena McKenzie (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6), William Lithgow (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Drums – Manu Katché (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6), Mel Gaynor (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Engineer – Heff Moraes (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6), Robin Hancock (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Danton Supple (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6), Martin Plant (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Guitar, Acoustic Guitar – Charlie Burchill (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Percussion – Abdou M'Boup (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6), Leroy Williams (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6), Sydney Thiam (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Photography By – Andy Earl, Guido Harari
  • Piano, Keyboards, Accordion – Michael MacNeil (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Producer – Stewart Cruickshank (tracks: 2A to 3B), Trevor Horn (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Producer, Bass – Stephen Lipson (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Recorded By [Technical Master] – Dougie Cowan (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Vocals – Jim Kerr (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Whistle [Pennywhistle], Drums [Bodhran] – Maureen Kerr (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-6)
  • Written-By – Simple Minds (tracks: 1A-1 to 1B-4, 1B-6)

Notes

Limited Edition Numbered Box.

Includes "Street Fighting Years" cassette
Radio 1 Special Interview Cassette
& 64 Page Songbook.

Special thanks to: Stewart Copeland - "The Rhythmatist", Lou Reed for cameo vocal on "This Is Your Land" (courtesy of Sire/WEA Records)

"Street Fighting Years" song written in memory of Victor Jara

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 012981 888190

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Netherlands 1989
MSC.1234 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Musicals MSC.1234 Thailand Unknown
72438-13022-2-4 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 72438-13022-2-4 US 2003
7864432 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7864432 Australia 1989
SMBX D 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album + 2xCass + Box, Ltd, Num) Virgin SMBX D 1 UK 1989

Tracklist

Street Fighting Years 6:26
Soul Crying Out 6:07
Wall Of Love 5:20
This Is Your Land 6:22
Take A Step Back 4:23
Kick It In 6:11
Let It All Come Down 4:56
Mandela Day 5:45
Belfast Child 6:42
Biko 7:34
When Spirits Rise 2:01

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Netherlands 1989
60001 Simple Minds Los Años de Las Peleas Callejeras - Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 60001 Argentina 1989
60001 Simple Minds Los Años de Las Peleas Callejeras - Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin 60001 Argentina 1989
150006 Simple Minds Los Años de Las Peleas Callejeras = Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 150006 Argentina 1989
none Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(3x7", Promo + Box) Virgin none UK 1989
SMBX C 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(3xCass, Ltd, Num, Box) Virgin SMBX C 1 UK 1989
7864432 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin 7864432 Australia 1989
VJD-32202 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJD-32202 Japan 1989
CDV 3063 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin CDV 3063 Canada 1989
MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3, 259 785-222 Europe 1989
MINDSCD1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin MINDSCD1 Europe 1989
CD 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) A&M Records, Virgin CD 3927 US 1989
MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3, 259 785-222 Europe 1989
MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Germany 1989
MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Australia 1989
cd 3927, CD 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) A&M Records, Virgin, A&M Records, Virgin cd 3927, CD 3927 US 1989
MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3 Netherlands 1989
MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 UK 1989
MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Germany 1989
MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD1, 259 785-222 UK 1989
MINDSCD 1, 7 86443 2 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD 1, 7 86443 2 UK 1989
SMBX D 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album + 2xCass + Box, Ltd, Num) Virgin SMBX D 1 UK 1989
CD 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, Club) A&M Records, Virgin CD 3927 US 1989
CD 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, Promo) A&M Records, Virgin CD 3927 US 1989
TC-MIND SC 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, EMI (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd TC-MIND SC 1 Malaysia 1989
VG 50434, MINDS1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin VG 50434, MINDS1 Greece 1989
409 785, MINDSC1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 409 785, MINDSC1 Europe 1989
409 785, MINDSC1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin 409 785, MINDSC1 Europe 1989
MINDSC1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin MINDSC1 Italy 1989
CAVIRG 9441 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Jugoton, Virgin CAVIRG 9441 Yugoslavia 1989
VKPC-0009, MINDSC 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) EMI/KEMONGSA, Virgin Records Ltd. VKPC-0009, MINDSC 1 South Korea 1989
268 427005 4 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin 268 427005 4 Brazil 1989
MINDSC1, 409 785 630 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDSC1, 409 785 630 UK 1989
ML-209 785 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin ML-209 785 Spain 1989
VL4 3063 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin VL4 3063 Canada 1989
CS 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, R, ) A&M Records CS 3927 US 1989
10116 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) GPC 10116 Poland 1989
none Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Italy 1989
89150 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) DVC 89150 Poland 1989
CS3927, CS 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Y, ) A&M Records, Virgin CS3927, CS 3927 US 1989
sp-3927, 209 785-630 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records, Virgin sp-3927, 209 785-630 Canada 1989
MINDS1, 209 785-630 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDS1, 209 785-630 Ireland 1989
MINDS 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin MINDS 1 Zimbabwe 1989
LSVIRG 73292 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Jugoton LSVIRG 73292 Yugoslavia 1989
VIRGIN 1580 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin VIRGIN 1580 Venezuela 1989
068 427005 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin 068 427005 1 Brazil 1989
LL-209 785 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin LL-209 785 Spain 1989
MINDS1, 209 785-630 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin MINDS1, 209 785-630 UK 1989
605526 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) Edisom, Lda. 605526 Portugal 1989
SP 3927 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album) A&M Records, Virgin SP 3927 US 1989
VG 50434, V.G. 50434, MINDS1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VG 50434, V.G. 50434, MINDS1 Greece 1989
VL 3063 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin VL 3063 Canada 1989
MINDS1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin MINDS1 Israel 1989
MINDS1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin MINDS1 Italy 1989
MINDS1, 209 785-630 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin MINDS1, 209 785-630 Australia 1989
MINDS1, 209 785-630 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin MINDS1, 209 785-630 UK 1989
209 785, MINDS1, 209 785-8 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 209 785, MINDS1, 209 785-8 Europe 1989
SLEM-1639 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(LP, Album, Tra) Virgin SLEM-1639 Mexico 1989
VJCP-23073 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan VJCP-23073 Japan 1991
MINDM 1 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(MD, Album) Virgin MINDM 1 UK 1992
MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3, 259 785-222 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin MINDSCD 1, 0777 7 86443 2 3, 259 785-222 UK & Europe 1994
SIMCDX9, 7243 8 13021 2 5, 7243 813021 25 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Car) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin SIMCDX9, 7243 8 13021 2 5, 7243 813021 25 UK & Europe 2002
72438-13022-2-4 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin 72438-13022-2-4 US 2003
SIMCD9, 7243 813022 24 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin SIMCD9, 7243 813022 24 Europe 2003
SIMCD9, 7243 813022 24 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin SIMCD9, 7243 813022 24 Europe 2003
SIMCD9, 7243 813022 24 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin SIMCD9, 7243 813022 24 Europe 2003
PMIND 1, 259 785 222P Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(CD, Album, Pic) Virgin, Virgin PMIND 1, 259 785 222P UK Unknown
MSC.1234 Simple Minds Street Fighting Years ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Musicals MSC.1234 Thailand Unknown