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simple minds live volume one: sleeve notes

Jim's review of the CD was printed within the paper. However, due to a mix-up between the pressing plant and the paper, the tracks reviewed were for Volume Two, which was released the next week.

The Sunday Express fixed their error by publishing a review of both discs in their next edition.

Jim Kerr, the lead singer of Simple Minds, has kindly reviewed the CD for us:

1. Waterfront
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.

8. Dolphins
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.