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All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One prize Simple Minds will never win is for being the most consistent band in the world. Some of their albums have been strong New Gold Dream, Sparkle in the Rain, and Once Upon a Time, to name a few, while others have been weak and disappointing. Real Life sort of falls in between; some of the songs are decent including the catchy "Stand By Love" and the haunting "Woman", but the majority of them aren't very memorable. Devoted Simple Minds fans will want this; more casual listeners would be better off sticking to the band's mid-'80s work.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Alex Henderson
One prize Simple Minds will never win is for being the most consistent band in the world. Some of their albums have been strong New Gold Dream, Sparkle in the Rain, and Once Upon a Time, to name a few, while others have been weak and disappointing. Real Life sort of falls in between; some of the songs are decent including the catchy "Stand By Love" and the haunting "Woman", but the majority of them aren't very memorable. Devoted Simple Minds fans will want this; more casual listeners would be better off sticking to the band's mid-'80s work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/22/2005
  • Label: Disky Records
  • UPC: 724348823625
  • Catalog Number: 88236
  • Sales rank: 16,462

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Real Life (4:55)
  2. 2 See the Lights (4:21)
  3. 3 Let There Be Love (5:09)
  4. 4 Woman (4:41)
  5. 5 Stand By Love (4:03)
  6. 6 African Skies (4:17)
  7. 7 Let the Children Speak (4:54)
  8. 8 Ghostrider (3:21)
  9. 9 Banging on the Door (5:39)
  10. 10 Travelling Man (3:34)
  11. 11 Rivers of Ice (3:30)
  12. 12 When Two Worlds Collide (4:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simple Minds Primary Artist
Lisa Germano Violin
Charlie Burchill Guitar, Keyboards
Andy Duncan Percussion
Malcolm Foster Bass
Mel Gaynor Drums
Carol Kenyon Background Vocals
Jim Kerr Vocals
Steve Lipson Bass, Keyboards, Odaiko
Heff Moraes MIDI Manager
Sonia Jones Morgan Background Vocals
Peter-John Vettese Keyboards
Sonia Morgan-Jones Background Vocals
Alfred Bos Guitar
Technical Credits
Simple Minds Arranger
Gary Thomas Engineer
Efren Herrera Engineer
Ted Jensen Mastering
Steve Lipson Producer
Heff Moraes Engineer, MIDI Engineer
Gavyn Wright String Conductor, String Section Leader
Simon Heyworth Mastering
Will Malone Orchestration, Orchestral Arrangements
Stylorouge Art Direction
Tony Donald Equipment Coordinator, Equipment Technician
Dougie Cowan Technical Master
Paul Kerr Logistics
Ying Ho Au Yeung Contributor
Simon Fowler Art Direction
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