Themes, Vols. 1-5

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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This cube-sized doorstop is a 25-disc box set, an elaborate and expanded reissue of expanded reissues. In 1990, Virgin released four Simple Minds Themes sets. Each Themes volume contained five CD singles -- reissues of the band's singles from 1979 through 1990, essentially, with occasional bonus content in the form of live material and just what every Simple Minds fanatic needs: album tracks. And now, these Themes, which were like box sets, have been boxed, with a fifth Themes box added to the mix that extends the set's scope through 1992. These five Themes are packaged in elaborate foldout digipacks; one could unfold all the foldouts and tile a decent-sized room. Beyond a...
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All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
This cube-sized doorstop is a 25-disc box set, an elaborate and expanded reissue of expanded reissues. In 1990, Virgin released four Simple Minds Themes sets. Each Themes volume contained five CD singles -- reissues of the band's singles from 1979 through 1990, essentially, with occasional bonus content in the form of live material and just what every Simple Minds fanatic needs: album tracks. And now, these Themes, which were like box sets, have been boxed, with a fifth Themes box added to the mix that extends the set's scope through 1992. These five Themes are packaged in elaborate foldout digipacks; one could unfold all the foldouts and tile a decent-sized room. Beyond a few extended versions and remixes, and what amounts to a double live album, there's nothing here for anyone who owns the Simple Minds albums from Life in a Day through Real Life, unless he or she is overly fascinated with something so extravagant being placed into circulation in 2008.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/17/2008
  • Label: Emd Int'l
  • EAN: 5099921646225
  • Catalog Number: 216462

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Travel (6:15)
  2. 2 Celebrate (5:03)
  3. 3 Film Theme (2:18)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The American (6:58)
  2. 2 League of Nations (4:58)
  3. 3 Sound in 70 Cities (5:02)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Love Song (5:04)
  2. 2 This Earth That You Walk Upon (5:26)
  3. 3 Life in a Day (4:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Sweat in Bullet (7:23)
  2. 2 20th Century Promised Land (4:51)
  3. 3 League of Nations (6:14)
  4. 4 In Trance as Mission (7:18)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Promised You a Miracle (4:54)
  2. 2 Theme for Great Cities (5:54)
  3. 3 Seeing out the Angel (6:31)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Glittering Prize (4:58)
  2. 2 New Gold Dream (81.82.83.84) (6:52)
  3. 3 Glittering Prize (4:53)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (6:07)
  2. 2 King Is White and in the Crowd (5:18)
  3. 3 Soundtrack for Every Heaven (4:55)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Waterfront (5:53)
  2. 2 Hunter and the Hunted (5:58)
  3. 3 C Moon Cry Like a Baby (4:20)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Speed Your Love to Me (7:24)
  2. 2 Speed Your Love to Me (4:06)
  3. 3 Bass Line (4:41)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Don't You (Forget About Me) (6:35)
  2. 2 Up on the Catwalk (7:36)
  3. 3 A Brass Band in African Chimes (9:26)
Disc 11
  1. 1 Alive and Kicking (5:28)
  2. 2 Alive and Kicking (6:08)
  3. 3 Up on the Catwalk (5:49)
Disc 12
  1. 1 Sanctify Yourself (7:15)
  2. 2 Sanctify Yourself (6:12)
  3. 3 Love Song (5:42)
  4. 4 Street Hassle (7:24)
Disc 13
  1. 1 All the Things She Said (5:14)
  2. 2 Promised You a Miracle (6:03)
  3. 3 Don't You (Forget About Me) (9:03)
Disc 14
  1. 1 Ghostdancing (6:59)
  2. 2 Ghostdancing (4:55)
  3. 3 Jungleland (7:00)
  4. 4 Jungleland (6:08)
Disc 15
  1. 1 Promised You a Miracle (4:54)
  2. 2 Book of Brilliant Things (4:53)
  3. 3 Glittering Prize (4:28)
  4. 4 Celebrate (5:43)
Disc 16
  1. 1 Belfast Child (6:42)
  2. 2 Mandela Day (5:43)
  3. 3 Biko (7:32)
Disc 17
  1. 1 This Is Your Land (6:22)
  2. 2 Saturday Girl (6:10)
  3. 3 Year of the Dragon (3:07)
Disc 18
  1. 1 Kick It In (6:09)
  2. 2 Waterfront (5:24)
  3. 3 Big Sleep (6:39)
  4. 4 Kick It In (7:05)
Disc 19
  1. 1 Sign O' the Times (5:39)
  2. 2 Let It All Come Down (4:53)
  3. 3 Sign O' the Times (6:14)
  4. 4 Jerusalem (2:58)
Disc 20
  1. 1 Street Fighting Years (10:02)
  2. 2 Mandela Day (8:12)
  3. 3 Kick It In (6:44)
Disc 21
  1. 1 Let There Be Love (8:16)
  2. 2 Goodnight (3:20)
  3. 3 Let There Be Love (4:44)
  4. 4 Alive and Kicking (3:51)
Disc 22
  1. 1 See the Lights (7:00)
  2. 2 Theme for Great Cities '91 (6:32)
  3. 3 Theme for Great Cities '91 (4:42)
  4. 4 Soul Crying Out (8:04)
Disc 23
  1. 1 Standy by Love (4:10)
  2. 2 King Is White and in the Crowd (4:20)
  3. 3 Let There Be Love (5:21)
Disc 24
  1. 1 Real Life (3:56)
  2. 2 See the Lights (5:04)
  3. 3 Belfast Child (9:15)
Disc 25
  1. 1 Love Song (5:05)
  2. 2 Love Song (4:31)
  3. 3 Travelling Man (5:15)
  4. 4 Oh Jungleland (6:39)
  5. 5 Alive and Kicking (6:06)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Simple Minds Primary Artist
Kirsty MacColl Vocals, Guest Appearance
Lisa Germano Violin
Charlie Burchill Guitar
Andy Duncan Percussion
Derek Forbes Bass
Malcolm Foster Bass Guitar
Mel Gaynor Drums, Vocals
John Giblin Bass Guitar
Kenny Hyslop Drums
Jim Kerr Vocals
Mick MacNeil Synthesizer, Keyboards
Brian McGee Drums
Technical Credits
Hubert Parry Composer
Steve Hillage Producer
Lou Reed Composer
Simple Minds Composer
Keith Forsey Composer, Producer
Charlie Burchill Composer
Ian Caple Remixing
Bob Clearmountain Producer
Frank Filipetti Remixing
John Giblin Composer
Howard Gray Engineer
Zeus B Held Remixing
Trevor Horn Producer, Remixing
Jimmy Iovine Producer
Hugh Jones Engineer
Jim Kerr Composer
Bruce Lampcov Producer
John Leckie Producer
Steve Lillywhite Producer
Steve Lipson Producer, Engineer, Remixing
C.J. Mackintosh Remixing
Heff Moraes Engineer
Chris Porter Engineer
Mike Robinson Engineer
Steve Thompson Remixing
John Williams Producer
Gregg Jackman Remixing
Steve Chiff Composer
Traditional Composer
Peter Walsh Producer, Engineer, Remixing
Kate Gaughran Artwork
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