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up on the catwalk


composers
Words And Music: Simple Minds
Written by: Kerr / Burchill / Forbes / MacNeil / Gaynor (Post 2013 credit)


publisher
© EMI Music Publishing
© JKMC-Bucks Music Group Ltd / Hornall Music / EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (Post 2013 credit)


background
"Crashing drums and fantasies running wild, Up On The Catwalk is us at our spikiest and most dynamic" - Jim




lyrics
Up on the catwalk a big wheel is spinning,
And Dollars to Deutchmarks and pennies from heaven.
And up on the catwalk there's one hundred million,
With letters from thousands that say "Just who are you?"
There's one thousand names that can spring up in my mind,
But you'd call it blackmail and that's just not my kind.
And up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk,
And I don't know why.

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there,
I will be there, I will be there.

Up on the catwalk there's street politicians,
That crawl in from Broadway say then "Who are you?"
And up on the catwalk there's one thousand postcards,
From Montevideo say that I'll be home soon.
Get out of Bombay and go up to Brixton,
And look around to see just what is missing.
And up on the catwalk, girls call for mother,
And dream of their boyfriends,
And I don't know why.

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there,
I will be there, I will be there.

Tonight, under the crystal light, I'll tell you everything I need,
Tonight, under the crystal light, surrender everything to me.

Up on the catwalk and you dress in waistcoats.
And got brilliantino and friends of Kim Philby.
You float through the night time like manna from heaven,
But what, what do I know, and just what do I know?
And up on the catwalk, in sweat that glistens,
And I don't know why and I don't know why,
I don't know why.

I will be there, I will be there, I will be there,
I will be there, I will be there.

Tonight, under the crystal light, I'll tell you everything I need,
Tonight, under the crystal light, surrender everything to me.

Angel, angel, angel, angel.
Ah huh, ah huh, ah huh, ah huh.
One thousand names that spring up in my mind.
One thousand names that spring up in my mind.
Like Deodata, Michaelangelo, Robert de Niro, so many others,
Natasia Kinski and Martin Luther - there's room for others, away from me.

Up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk, up on the catwalk.
I don't know why.



discography
Edit (4:04)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Up On The Catwalk 7" single Up On The Catwalk 7" picture disc single Up On The Catwalk Canadian 12" single Glittering Prize 81/92 US Promo MC 81-95 DJ Copy The Best Of Simple Minds CD1 Promo The Best Of US Promo The Best Of The Best Of SACD The Best Of Night Of The Proms Special Remastered Edition Gift Pack Limited Edition The Best Of Donna Moderna cover CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Promo CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 2CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + 3CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + US CD Celebrate: The Greatest Hits + Canadian CD

Album Version (4:45)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Sparkle In The Rain Limited Edition LP Sparkle In The Rain LP Sparkle In The Rain MC Sparkle In The Rain CD Sparkle In The Rain US Promo LP Sparkle In The Rain Canadian Limited Edition Tranparent Vinyl LP Waterfront US promotional 12" single All The Things... Canadian Promo MC Sparkle In The Rain LP (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sparkle In The Rain MC (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sparkle In The Rain CD (Virgin Budget Reissue) Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Promo CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster Limited Edition CD Sparkle In The Rain Remaster CD Five Album Set Classic Album Selection

Extended Version (7:34)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray

Up On The Catwalk 12" single Up On The Catwalk Canadian 12" single Don't You (Forget About Me) Brazilian 12" single Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) Japanese LP Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) LP Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) LP Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) MC Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) New Zealand LP Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) CD Themes Volume Two Theme Ten: Don't You (Forget About Me) CD Theme Ten: Don't You (Forget About Me) MC The Platinum Collection CD Themes 9-11 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five

Live Version (5th January 1985) (5:49)
Recorded: Barrowlands, Glasgow, Scotland
Remixed by: Frank Filipetti

Alive And Kicking Limited Edition 12" single Alive And Kicking Limited Edition 12" single Alive And Kicking US Promo 12" Alive And Kicking US 7" Alive And Kicking US 12" Themes Volume Three Theme Eleven: Alive And Kicking CD Theme Eleven: Alive And Kicking MC Themes 9-11 Promo CDR Themes Volume One - Five

Live Version (13th February 1995) (5:23)
Recorded: Spreckles Theatre, San Diego, USA
Recorded by: Bill Dooley

Hypnotised Limited Edition CD single

Silicon Valley Def Stars Mix (6:16)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray
Remixed by: Silicon Valley Def Stars

War Babies - All Tracks CDR Remixes - Disc Two CDR War Babies Promo 12"

Live Version (10th Sep 95) (4:40)
Recorded: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, UK
Mastered by: Simon Heyworth
Silver Box Promo CDR #4 Silver Box

Live Version (4:37)
Recorded: Black And White Tour 2006
Mixed By Jez Coad


Simple Minds Live Volume One
Live Version (10th June 2011) (3:58)
Recorded: Bedgebury Pinetum And Forest, Gouldhurst, Kent, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD Simple Minds Live Double CD

Live Version (16th June 2011) (3:58)
Recorded: Hampton Court Palace Festival, London, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD Simple Minds Live Triple CD Simple Minds Live Limited Edition Double CD

Live Version (25th June 2011) (4:00)
Recorded: Cannock Chase Forest, Near Rugeley, Staffordshire, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (16th July 2011) (3:59)
Recorded: City Rocks, Inverness, UK
Mixed By Concert Live

Simple Minds Live Triple CD

Live Version (29th March 2013) (4:06)
Recorded: Sands Centre, Carlisle, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD

Live Version (6th April 2013) (4:31)
Recorded: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD

Live Version (15th April 2013) (4:40)
Recorded: O2 Academy, Bournemouth, UK
Mixed By Concert Live
Remastered By Derrick Carter

Simple Minds Live Generic CD Simple Minds Live Specific CD Simple Minds Live Commercial CD




downloads
Live Version (16th Feb 2006) (4:48)
Recorded: Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
Recording Engineer: Patrick Demoustier
Mixed By Jez Coad, Charlie Burchill and Andy Gillespie

Black And White Live Bundle #5




videography
Edit (4:04)
Producer: Steve Lillywhite
Engineer: Howard Gray


Up On The Catwalk promo video Seen The Lights - A Visual History Promo DVD Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD




live history
Tour Du Monde: 1983-1984
Barrowlands: 1985
Once Upon A Time Tour: 1985-1986
Good News From The Next World Tour: 1995
Neapolis Tour: 1998
The Floating World Tour: 2002
Festival Tour: 2004
Black And White Tour: 2006
Celebrate 30 Years Live Tour: 2008
Greatest Hits Forest Tour: 2011
Greatest Hits +: 2013
Americas Tour: 2013