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Street Fighting Years
(1989)


Album Lyrics


Track List:

(Click on album cover for lyrics)

  1. Street Fighting Years
  2. Soul Crying Out
  3. Wall Of Love
  4. This Is Your Land
  5. Take A Step Back
  6. Kick It In
  7. Let It All Come Down
  8. Mandela Day
  9. Belfast Child
  10. Biko
  11. When Spirits Rise

Album Information:

Genre: Rock with symphonic elements.
Produced By:
Trevor Horn & Stephen Lipson.
Record Label:
Virgin.

Why This Album Is So Great:

Simple Minds is a favourite band of mine and I had a hard time figuring out which one of their albums to put on my favourite lists. They have made at least three that are all eligible for the list. However, in the end I chose "Once Upon A Time" and "Street Fighting Years" which features the band in all its Scottish grandeur and pride. Songs like "Soul Crying Out", "This Is Your Land" and "Let It All Come Down" sum up all the most important qualities in Simple Minds. For The more classic Simple Minds you'll probably have to look for albums like "New Gold Dream", "Sparkle In The Rain" and "Once Upon A Time". All three are great albums, but "Street Fighting Years just has more of those grand ballads that have become the specialty of Simple Minds. This album also marks the peak of Simple Minds' career before their album became a little more ordinary. I still think "Real Life" is underrated, though...

Overall rating (on a scale from 1 to 10): 8

If You Like This Artist, Check Out:

Del Amitri, U2.

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