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live in the city of angels : information

  • "The title itself is a riff or play on our very first live album, which came out in 1987, and which was called Live In The City Of Light, because it was recorded in Paris. I remember that night and we felt there was magic in the air, it was a particular tour and we wanted to get it down. Through the years and at different times as the band has evolved through different line-ups, different arrangements, we try and take a souvenir of where we are at that moment of time as a live band. And there was magic in the air last year because the tour that the album came from was our first coast-to-coast American tour for decades. So we were excited about that. There was a bit of trepidation prior because we thought "Does anyone remember us?" It had been a long, long time. We were glad to see tickets sold out well in advance, and we had to go out and prove ourselves. First of all, they were welcoming us like heroes, or long lost friends rather. And that makes you really want to deliver. And as the tour went on, we thought "We should really try to capture this. We really should." - Jim, Interview with Matt Everitt, BBC Radio Six, 20th August 2019


  • The album was announced the previous August. A souviner of the band's Walk Between Worlds tour had been eagerly anticipated, although it took almost a year to be released.

  • It was released on three formats. The standard editions (4LP and 2CD) featured the entire sold-out concert from the Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, which took place on the 24th October 2018.

  • The Deluxe 4CD edition included another 15 tracks, bringing the tally up to 40 songs, a nod to the band's 40th anniversary. This bonus material was recorded during other concerts, rehearsals and sound-checks. (Glittering Prize was recorded at the Fillmore-Gleason Theatre, Miami on the 8th November for instance).

  • The Simple Minds Shop sold the various formats in packaged bundles, some of which included set-lists signed by Jim and Charlie.

  • Amazon sold a limited edition run of signed standard edition CDs as an exclusive.



live in the city of angels: quick reference
4xLP    Live In The City Of Angels BMG 538523280
1-1. The Signal And The Noise[Live](?:??)
1-2. Waterfront[Live](?:??)
1-3. Love Song[Live](?:??)

2-1. Let There Be Love[Live](?:??)
2-2. Up On The Catwalk[Live](?:??)
2-3. Sense Of Discovery[Live](?:??)

3-1. Glittering Prize[Live](?:??)
3-2. Promised You A Miracle[Live](?:??)
3-3. The American[Live](?:??)

4-1. Hunter And The Hunted[Live](?:??)
4-2. Stand By Love[Live](?:??)
4-3. Dirty Old Town[Live](?:??)

5-1. Theme For Great Cities[Live](?:??)
5-2. She's A River[Live](?:??)
5-3. Walk Between Worlds[Live](?:??)

6-1. Hypnotised[Live](?:??)
6-2. Someone Somewhere In Summertime[Live](?:??)
6-3. See The Lights[Live](?:??)

7-1. All The Things She Said[Live](?:??)
7-2. Dolphins[Live](?:??)
7-3. Don't You (Forget About Me)[Live](?:??)

8-1. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)[Live](?:??)
8-2. Once Upon A Time[Live](?:??)
8-3. Alive And Kicking[Live](?:??)
8-4. Sanctify Yourself[Live](?:??)


live in the city of angels: quick reference
2xCD    Live In The City Of Angels BMG ????
1-1. The Signal And The Noise[Live](?:??)
1-2. Waterfront[Live](?:??)
1-3. Love Song[Live](?:??)
1-4. Let There Be Love[Live](?:??)
1-5. Up On The Catwalk[Live](?:??)
1-6. Sense Of Discovery[Live](?:??)
1-7. Glittering Prize[Live](?:??)
1-8. Promised You A Miracle[Live](?:??)
1-9. The American[Live](?:??)
1-10. Hunter And The Hunted[Live](?:??)
1-11. Stand By Love[Live](?:??)
1-12. Dirty Old Town[Live](?:??)

2-1. Theme For Great Cities[Live](?:??)
2-2. She's A River[Live](?:??)
2-3. Walk Between Worlds[Live](?:??)
2-4. Hypnotised[Live](?:??)
2-5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime[Live](?:??)
2-6. See The Lights[Live](?:??)
2-7. All The Things She Said[Live](?:??)
2-8. Dolphins[Live](?:??)
2-9. Don't You (Forget About Me)[Live](?:??)
2-10. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)[Live](?:??)
2-11. Once Upon A Time[Live](?:??)
2-12. Alive And Kicking[Live](?:??)
2-13. Sanctify Yourself[Live](?:??)


live in the city of angels: quick reference
4xCD    Live In The City Of Angels BMG ????
1-1. The Signal And The Noise[Live](?:??)
1-2. Waterfront[Live](?:??)
1-3. Love Song[Live](?:??)
1-4. Let There Be Love[Live](?:??)
1-5. Up On The Catwalk[Live](?:??)
1-6. Sense Of Discovery[Live](?:??)
1-7. Glittering Prize[Live](?:??)
1-8. Promised You A Miracle[Live](?:??)
1-9. The American[Live](?:??)
1-10. Hunter And The Hunted[Live](?:??)
1-11. Stand By Love[Live](?:??)
1-12. Dirty Old Town[Live](?:??)

2-1. Theme For Great Cities[Live](?:??)
2-2. She's A River[Live](?:??)
2-3. Walk Between Worlds[Live](?:??)
2-4. Hypnotised[Live](?:??)
2-5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime[Live](?:??)
2-6. See The Lights[Live](?:??)
2-7. All The Things She Said[Live](?:??)
2-8. Dolphins[Live](?:??)
2-9. Don't You (Forget About Me)[Live](?:??)
2-10. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)[Live](?:??)
2-11. Once Upon A Time[Live](?:??)
2-12. Alive And Kicking[Live](?:??)
2-13. Sanctify Yourself[Live](?:??)

3-1. Book Of Brilliant Things[Live](?:??)
3-2. I Travel[Live](?:??)
3-3. Blindfolded[Live](?:??)
3-4. Honest Town[Live](?:??)
3-5. In Dreams[Live](?:??)
3-6. Stars Will Lead The Way[Live](?:??)
3-7. Big Sleep[Live](?:??)

4-1. Let The Day Begin[Live](?:??)
4-2. Barrowland Star[Live](?:??)
4-3. Midnight Walking[Live](?:??)
4-4. Summer[Live](?:??)
4-5. Big Music[Live](?:??)
4-6. Celebrate[Live](?:??)
4-7. The Cross[Live](?:??)
4-8. Speed Your Love To Me[Live](?:??)







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