Thursday 9/22/22 8pm ET: Feature LP: Simple Minds – Street Fighting Years (1989)

Street Fighting Years is the eighth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released May 2, 1989 by record label Virgin Records worldwide apart from the US, where it was released by A&M. Produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson, the album reached the top of the UK Albums Chart.

  1. “Street Fighting Years” 6:26
  2. “Soul Crying Out” 6:07
  3. “Wall of Love” 5:20
  4. “This Is Your Land” 6:22
  5. “Take a Step Back” 4:22
  6. “Kick It In” 6:11
  7. “Let It All Come Down” 4:56
  8. “Mandela Day” 5:45
  9. “Belfast Child” 6:42
  10. “Biko” 7:34
  11. “When Spirits Rise” 2:03

Jim Kerr – lead vocals
Charlie Burchill – acoustic and electric guitars
Mick MacNeil – piano, accordion, keyboards
John Giblin – fretted and fretless bass guitar, double bass (1)
Stephen Lipson – additional bass guitar, producer
Manu Katché – drums (1, 2, 9)
Mel Gaynor – drums (3, 8, 10)
Stewart Copeland – LinnDrum programming (uncredited) (4, 6)
Leroy Williams – percussion (1, 2, 8, 9, 10)
Sidney Thiam – additional percussion
Abdul M’boup – additional percussion
Maureen Kerr – penny whistle, bodhran
Roger Sharp – bagpipes
Lisa Germano – violin (1, 4, 9)
William Lithgow – cello
Sheena McKenzie – cello
John Altman – orchestral arrangements
Lou Reed – additional lead vocals on “This Is Your Land”
Lorna Bannon – backing vocals

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