5x5 (Live) Simple Minds

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Label: Edsel

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Simple Minds

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  • 1Intro (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)02:13
  • 2I Travel (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:53
  • 3Thirty Frames a Second (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:24
  • 4Today I Died Again (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)03:31
  • 5Celebrate (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:17
  • 6Life in a Day (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)03:47
  • 7Calling Your Name (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:14
  • 8Scar (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)03:22
  • 9King Is White and in the Crowd (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:19
  • 10Hunter and the Hunted (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:20
  • 11Wasteland (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)03:26
  • 12Love Song (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:42
  • 13This Fear of Gods (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:02
  • 14Pleasantly Disturbed (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)06:39
  • 15Room (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:21
  • 16The American (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:01
  • 1770 Cities as Love Brings the Fall (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:40
  • 18In Trance as Mission (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:13
  • 19Sons and Fascination (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:12
  • 20Sweat in Bullet (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:02
  • 21Changeling (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:04
  • 22Factory (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:39
  • 23Big Sleep (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:02
  • 24Premonition (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:10
  • 25Promised You a Miracle (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:17
  • 26Someone Somewhere in Summertime (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:04
  • 27Theme for Great Cities (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:32
  • 28Glittering Prize (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:13
  • 29Someone (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)03:57
  • 30Chelsea Girl (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)04:02
  • 31New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) (Live 5x5 2012 Tour)05:12
  • Total Runtime02:18:50

Info for 5x5 (Live)

5X5 Live features five songs from each of the band’s first five albums plus bonus tracks, as the band played slightly differing sets in different cities. The tour, which took place between 14th February and 4th March, saw the band playing sets that included songs from the albums: Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84), all of which were released in a prolific period from 1979 to 1982.

These five albums have had a massive cultural impact from the time of their release during the birth of the new wave electro scene in the late 1970s, through the dance revolution of the ‘80s and ‘90s, to the music of the Manic Street Preachers and the recent sound of The Horrors’ Skying album, making them five of the most vital albums of the post-punk period and the last 35 years.

“Simple Minds go back to the good stuff – and now everybody loves them. Result!” (Q Magazine)

“Simple Minds are suddenly alive and kicking again.” (Guardian)

"An electric passion is rekindled.” (Daily Telegraph)

Simple Minds

Simple Minds
Best known in the U.S. for their 1985 number one hit "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from the film The Breakfast Club, Scotland's Simple Minds evolved from a post-punk art rock band influenced by Roxy Music into a grand, epic-sounding pop band along the lines of U2. The band grew out of a Glasgow punk group called Johnny and the Self-Abusers, which featured guitarist Charlie Burchill and lead singer Jim Kerr. The inaugural 1978 lineup of Simple Minds featured a rhythm section of Tony Donald on bass and Brian McGee on drums, plus keyboardist Mick McNeil; Donald was soon replaced by Derek Forbes. Their early albums leaped from one style to another, with Life in a Day consisting mostly of dense, arty pop songs; critical acclaim followed the darker, more experimental art rock of Reel to Real Cacophony and the Euro-disco of Empires and Dance. The group began a transition to a more accessible pop style with the albums Sons and Fascination and Sister Feelings Call, originally issued together and subsequently split up. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) became their first chart album in the U.S., and the tour-shy McGee quit owing to burgeoning popularity, eventually being replaced by Mel Gaynor. Following the Steve Lillywhite-produced Sparkle in the Rain, Jim Kerr married Pretenders lead singer Chrissie Hynde (the two groups had toured together).

After Bryan Ferry rejected the opportunity to sing "Don't You (Forget About Me)," Simple Minds almost did so as well; Kerr was dissatisfied with the song's lyrics, which he regarded as formulaic. His change of heart gave Simple Minds their only American chart-topper, and the song later became an international hit as well; however, Kerr's feelings about the song remained ambivalent, and it did not appear on the follow-up album, Once Upon a Time. This album went gold and reached the U.S. Top Ten, in spite of criticism for its bombastic, over-the-top approach. A live album and the uncompromisingly political Street Fighting Years squandered Simple Minds' commercial momentum, however. By the time the group returned to more personal themes and its straightforward, anthemic rock on 1991's Real Life, personnel changes and audience loss left the group's future viability in doubt. But they weren't totally deterred, however. Kerr and Burchill trudged on, releasing Good News From the Next World in 1995 while the single "She's a River" received moderate airplay. A short tour of North America soon followed, but Simple Minds' direction also quickly faded. They needed a break to clarify their own personal stance in music. Derek Forbes returned for 1998's Néapolis, but that, too, wasn't strong enough to sustain Simple Minds' newfound creativity. Their famed pop songs had diluted a bit; however, the new millennium proved poignant. Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill signed to Eagle Records in early 2001 and constructed their first covers album, Neon Lights, later that fall, paying tribute to Patti Smith, Neil Young, David Bowie, and others. In summer 2002, Kerr and Burchill issued Cry, Simple Minds' first batch of new material since 1995's Good News From the Next World. Our Secrets Are the Same, an album that was intended for release in 2000, saw official release in 2003. An extensive reissue program and live recordings followed. Black and White, a new studio album, appeared in 2005, and the charting Grafitti Soul in 2009 (which saw the return of original drummer Mel Gaynor to the fold). Simple Minds accepted a spot at London's iTunes Festival that year and issued a digital EP of their performance. After a global tour, Simple Minds returned with Big Music in 2014, an album that included two songs co-written with Chvrches' Ian Cook.

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