Simple Minds to release the box set of Street Fighting Years

Simple Minds to release the box set of Street Fighting Years

Simple Minds will release a box set for their 1989 Street Fighting Years album.

The new edition was remastered by Andrew Walters at Abbey Road studios and will be presented as a 4CD set, a 2CD deluxe package and on 2LP – and it will be released on UMC on March 6.

The sequel to the Once Upon A Time from 1985 consisted of the core trio of singer Jim Kerr, guitarist Charlie Burchill and keyboard player Mick MacNeil, with a whole host of other musicians brought along during studio sessions, including Stewart Copeland, Leroy Williams, Mel Gaynor, Lisa Germano and Lou Reed, who provided backing vocals on This Is Your Land.

The 4CD set contains all 11 album tracks, a disc with edits, b-sides and remixes and a double CD with a previously unreleased live show recorded in Verona in 1989.

The 2-disc versions contain the original album, plus the disc with edits, b-sides and remixes.

In addition to the music, the Street Fighting Years box set will also be delivered with a booklet designed by the old donor of Simple Minds Stuart Crouch, with cover notes written by Daryl Easlea who interviewed the band and producer Trevor Horn for the set.

Find all the details below.

Simple Minds: Street Fighting Years Box Set

CD1: Street Fighting Years
1. Street fighting
2. Soul Crying Out
3. Wall of Love
4. This is your country
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 arise

CD2: Edits, B-Sides and Remixes
1. Belfast Child – Edit
2. Edit the Mandela day.
3. This Is Your Land – Edit
4. Saturday Girl – B-Side
5. Year of the dragon – B side
6. This Is Your Land – DJ version
7. Kick It In – Edit
8. Waterfront – ’89 Remix
9. Big Sleep – Live
10. Kick It In – unauthorized mix
11. Sign O ‘The Times – Edit
12. Let It All Come Down – Edit
13. Sign O ‘The Times – B-Side
14. Jerusalem B side
15. Sign O ‘The Times – C. J. Mackintosh Remix

CD 3: Verona Live
1. Theme for major cities in the 90s
2. When spirits arise
3. Street fights
4. Mandela day
5. This is your country
6. Soul Crying Out
7. Waterfront
8. Ghost Dancing
9. Book of Brilliant Things
10. Don’t You (forget me)

CD4: Verona Live cont.
1. Gaelic Melody
2. Kick It In
3. Let it all come down
4. Belfast child
5. Sun City
6. Biko
7. Sanctify yourself
8. East with Easter
9. Alive and spades