Lyrics By, Music By – Simple Minds. Photography By – Trevor Key. Producer – Steve Lipson, Trevor Horn. Sleeve – Assorted Images. Manufactured by the EMI Music Group - Australasia.
Nom du groupe Simple Minds. Nom de l'album Ballad of the Street. Date de parution 1989. Labels Virgin Records. Style MusicalNew-Wave. Membres possèdant cet album2. 1. Belfast Boy (Full Length Version). 2. Mandela Day. 3. Biko. Autres productions de Simple Minds.
Their Ballad of the Streets EP, led by the softly powerful signature track ‘Belfast Child,’ became the Scottish band’s only British chart-topper on the singles countdown. By early October that year, its success had helped fuel a No. 3 album in New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84). But singles-wise, Simple Minds continued to do things the slow way. They had to wait another three years for their first top ten single, when ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ reached No. 7, as did its follow-up ‘Alive and Kicking’ a few months later.
Released on 6th February 1989, the haunting "Belfast Child" was the lead track on the "Ballad of the Streets" EP, which also included "Mandela Day" and "Biko". All three tracks were included on the anthemic and politically-charged album Street Fighting Years. It was actually this album that ignited my passion for a band I had been largely ignoring, and led me to investigating Simple Minds earlier work
Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977. The most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s, they achieved five UK Albums chart number one albums and have sold more than 60 million albums. Despite various personnel changes, they continue to record and tour. The band scored a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for their 1985 hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)", from the soundtrack of the film The Breakfast Club.
This brilliant album by Simple Minds was released on the Virgin label back in 1981. This copy is in very good condition (both sleeve and vinyl playing surfaces have a little wear, as described above). Raiders Of The Pop Charts LP Simple Minds, Yazoo, The Beat, Kid Creole RTL 2088. Simple Minds – Promise You A Miracle 7 – SM 2 – VG.
Simple Minds are arguably one of the best live bands in the world and over a thirty year career have been responsible for some of the most innovative and enduring anthems in rock music. Simple Minds Short History. Simple Minds’ debut album Life in a Day was originally released in 1979 on the Zoom Records (the label was run by their then manager Bruce Findlay), distributed by Arista Records. The album was produced by John Leckie, and spawned the singles Life in a Day and Chelsea Girl. Simple Minds toured the UK in 1979 as the support band to Magazine.
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|A||Belfast Child (Full Length Version)
Arranged By, Lyrics By – Simple MindsComposed By – Traditional
Lyrics By, Music By – Simple Minds
NotesUnique Irish White/Grey Labels
Irish Double Dip centres
Vinyl is a Translucent Brown when held up to a bright light !
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): SMX 3 A - 1U - 1 - D
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): SMX 3 B - 3U - 1 - D
|SMXT 3||Simple Minds||Ballad Of The Streets (12")||Virgin||SMXT 3||UK||1989|
|F-611 998||Simple Minds||Ballad Of The Streets (12")||Virgin||F-611 998||Spain||1989|
|661998, SMXCDT3||Simple Minds||Ballad Of The Streets (CD, EP)||Virgin, Virgin||661998, SMXCDT3||UK & Europe||1989|
|SMX3||Simple Minds||Belfast Child (7")||Virgin||SMX3||Australia||1989|
|VG 2129 Z||Simple Minds||Ballad Of The Streets (12")||Virgin||VG 2129 Z||Greece||1989|