Street Fighting Years

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Their first proper new release since the commercial breakthrough of Once Upon a Time a live album intervened and Simple Minds makes a decidedly, noncommercial follow-up. Street Fighting Years is a moody, dark affair. The music is yearning and most of the songs are politically charged lyrically. It was a move that could and did bring commercial failure. However, Street Fighting Years is an artistic and elegant album that might lack immediate choruses but draws in the listener. The title track takes some dramatic turns that give the gentle melody added thrust. "Take a Step Back" pulsates and "Wall of Love" rocks with conviction. Slower tracks like the brooding "Let It All ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Tom Demalon
Their first proper new release since the commercial breakthrough of Once Upon a Time a live album intervened and Simple Minds makes a decidedly, noncommercial follow-up. Street Fighting Years is a moody, dark affair. The music is yearning and most of the songs are politically charged lyrically. It was a move that could and did bring commercial failure. However, Street Fighting Years is an artistic and elegant album that might lack immediate choruses but draws in the listener. The title track takes some dramatic turns that give the gentle melody added thrust. "Take a Step Back" pulsates and "Wall of Love" rocks with conviction. Slower tracks like the brooding "Let It All Come Down" and a spirited run through the traditional "Belfast Child" are well done. Other noteworthy tracks include a version of the Peter Gabriel classic "Biko" and the soaring "Mandela Day." It might not have satisfied the band's newly won fans, but Street Fighting Years is an interesting, enjoyable album with some truly lovely moments.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/25/2003
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724381302125
  • Catalog Number: 13021

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Street Fighting Years (6:26)
  2. 2 Soul Crying Out (6:07)
  3. 3 Wall of Love (5:20)
  4. 4 This Is Your Land (6:22)
  5. 5 Take a Step Back (4:22)
  6. 6 Kick It In (6:11)
  7. 7 Let It All Come Down (4:56)
  8. 8 Mandela Day (5:45)
  9. 9 Belfast Child (6:42)
  10. 10 Biko (7:34)
  11. 11 When Spirits Rise (2:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simple Minds Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Lou Reed Vocals
Lisa Germano Violin
Lorna Bannon Background Vocals
Charlie Burchill Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar
Mel Gaynor Drums
John Giblin Bass Guitar
Manu Katché Drums
Jim Kerr Vocals
Steve Lipson Bass Guitar
Abdou M'Boup Percussion
Mick MacNeil Piano, Accordion, Keyboards
Sydney Thiam Percussion
Leroy Williams Percussion
Maureen Kerr Penny Whistle, Bodhran
William Lithgow Cello
Sheena McKenzie Cello
Steve Ralbovsky Talking
Roger Sharp Bagpipes
Gary Wathen Talking
Willie P. Richardson Talking
Stephen Lewis Talking
Technical Credits
Stewart Copeland Contributor
Simple Minds Composer
John Altman Orchestral Arrangements
Robin Hancock Engineer
Trevor Horn Producer
Steve Lipson Producer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Heff Moraes Engineer
Simon Heyworth Mastering
Steve Ralbovsky Contributor
Gary Wathen Contributor
Willie P. Richardson Contributor
Dougie Cowan Technical Master
Paul Kerr Logistics
Ying Ho Au Yeung Contributor
Stephen Lewis Contributor
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