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  • Home was Simple Minds first release on Sanctuary Records and the first single to be taken from the Black And White 050505 album.

  • It was released on two CD formats in the UK on the 5th September 2005.

  • The mini-CD (in a slimline jewel-case) featured an edit of the title track, along with Bird On A Wire, a previously unreleased out-take from the Our Secrets Are The Same sessions.

  • The maxi-CD (in full sized jewel-case) was a more substantial affair: along with the album version of Home, was a cover of Mighty Joe Moon (originally by Grant Lee Buffalo), a remix of Home, and the video.

  • The original Trixton Porteno Mix featured the melody of Theme For Great Cities. Not wanting to approach EMI for permission, the track was very subtly altered, sampled and replayed - so it's almost Theme but not quite!

  • The artwork (by Fabrique) featured several throwbacks to earlier Simple Minds releases: the red and black sans-serif font with black and red colour scheme suggested the Life In A Day single; the eye montage suggested the fused Jim/ Charlie artwork of Love Song/Alive And Kicking; and the cupped blackbird on the cover was in direct constrast of Jim holding the white dove on Sanctify Yourself. Whether this was intentional remains to be seen.

  • The artwork in the booklet of the maxi-CD featured the band with their faces superimposed with text. This text came from some unlikely sources:

    Whist it all looked random, these articles were all published on the 5th May 2005 (i.e. 050505).

home: quick reference
CD   Home Mini CD Single Sanctuary SANXS 388
1. Home[Edit](4:03)
2. Bird On A Wire(3:50)

CD   Home Maxi CD Single Sanctuary SANXD 388
1. Home(4:19)
2. Mighty Joe Moon(3:45)
3. Home[Trixton Porteno Mix](5:39)
4. Home[Video]   (4:03)

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