Feeling we needed to begin each and every show with an bang, Waterfront was designed and calculated to do just that.
2. Glittering Prize
In the summer of '82, the UK pop charts were seemingly awash with very new and innovative pop songs all written by
young artists, many of whom were destined for bigger things. Glittering Prize is among that collection.
3. Sanctify Yourself
Producer Jimmy Iovine always felt that, apart from being a rock band, Simple Minds also
posessed a soulfulness that demanded to be heard. Through this desire to explore aanother side of our creativity,
Sanctify Yourself was written.
4. Don't You (Forget About Me)
Prior to the release of Don't You (Forget About Me), Simple Minds
had achieved a fair amount of critical success. However, there is little point denying that this is the song that
kicked the door to "the big league" wide open for us.
5. All The Things She Said
Another example of "the big pop style" that we had embraced. The style of the song suited us perectly for the time
and ensured that our sound could travel globally.
6. Ghost Dancing
The live debut of this song was at the now legendary Live Aid concert that took place in Philadelphia's JFK stadium.
Our hearts were in our mouths on that day and each and every time we play that song, all those emotions return.
7. See The Lights
In some ways I feel that this is one of our best ever songs. It has a great mixture of deep darkness yet
ultimatly compelling light within its words and melody.
A dream, a metaphor, an illusion. It all takes place against Charlie Burchill's siren call. In my view,
Dolphins is a fine example of the cinema sound that Simple Minds has always
been able to conjure up.