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league of nations


composers
Lyrics: Kerr
Music: Simple Minds


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing


background
League Of Nations was recorded during the album's first session at The Manor, along with The American, in late February 1981. Whilst it has the feel of an unfinished track, the band had opportunity to revisit it later that March - as they did for The American - but it was obviously considered finished and was not touched again during the sessions. (Probably because it was recorded as a B-side and therefore not worthy of more studio time).

Despite its lowly status, it ended up on Sisters Feeling Call, the budget album of ideas and off-cuts from Sons And Fascination.

It was fleshed out more during album's tour, and a recording from Hammersmith Odeon became a bonus track on the Sweat In Bullet single.

The live version included extra lyrics (which can be heard on the Sweat In Bullet single). Unfortunately it's very difficult to make them out.

The song was then forgotten and it hasn't been played live since.

"I can remember playing this song at Glasgow Apollo in years gone by. A great early Minds track and no mistake."

Derek Forbes
www.derekforbesmusic.com
June 2016




lyrics
League Of Nations.
League Of Nations.
Relief.
Relief.
League Of Nations.
League Of Nations.
Relief.
Relief.
Relief.

Relief.
Relief.
Relief.
Relief.
League Of Nations.



discography
Album Version (4:55)
Producer: Steve Hillage
Engineer: Hugh Jones


The American 12" single Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call Limited Edition LP Sister Feelings Call LP Sons And Fascination MC Sister Feelings Call MC Sister Feelings Call Canadian LP Sons And Fascination Canadian MC Sister Feelings Call Australian MC Sons And Fascination MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Themes Volume One Theme Two: The American CD Theme Two: The American MC Sons And Fascination Remaster Promo CD Sons And Fascination Remaster Limited Edition CD Sons And Fascination Remaster CD Themes 1-4 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five X5 Sister Feelings Call Promo CD X5 Five Album Set The Vinyl Collection (79,84)

Live Version (25th September 1981) (6:14)
Recorded: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK
Engineer: Chris Porter

Sweat In Bullet 7" double-pack single Sweat In Bullet 12" single Themes Volume One Theme Four: Sweat In Bullet CD Theme Four: Sweat In Bullet MC Themes 1-4 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five X5 Sister Feelings Call Promo CD X5




live history
Sons And Fascination Tour: 1981