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Live in the City of Light Live, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered


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Editorial Reviews

2CD Slipcase Barcode: 5413662908457

Disc: 1
1. Ghostdancing
2. Big Sleep
3. Waterfront
4. Promised You A Miracle
5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
6. Oh Jungleland
7. Alive And Kicking
Disc: 2
1. Don't You Forget About Me
2. Once Upon A Time
3. Book Of Brilliant Things
4. East At Easter
5. Sanctify Yourself
6. Love Song/Sun City/Dance To The Music
7. New Gold Dream

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 10, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1987
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live, Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • ASIN: B0000793ZC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,731 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Simple Minds sing about justice and a higher way.
RockOn
It used to be all on one cassette, which was wonderful in the car.
Howard Doyle
The musicianship, the energy, the whole vibe is just fantastic.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By HE WHO FUNKS BEHIND THE ROWS!! on April 2, 2009
Format: Audio CD
This album (to my mind) further established Simple Minds
as not just another one hit wonder band from a successful
movie soundtrack! With this album, I was able to delve deeper
into the best of their earlier works
(mainly "New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)"/"Sparkle In The Rain")
and absorb what they were all about artistically.
Here are LIVE & re-worked versions of some of their best songs
up to this point in 1987 when they were enjoying worldwide success
with the multi-platinum "Once Upon A Time" and the worldwide
number one hit, "Don't You Forget About Me"!!
The gems of this set are their live renditions of their songs like:
"Oh Jungleland", "Promised You A Miracle", "Book Of Brilliant Things",
"Once Upon A Time", "Sanctify Yourself", "Alive & Kickin'",
"New Gold Dream" "East At Easter" and last but definitely
not least, "Don't You Forget About Me"!!
Too Bad they didn't include a live version of
"All The Things She Said" on here since this was actually
from the world tour of "Once Upon A Time"
and that song was well recieved at the time.
I never got to see these guys live, but this is the
next best thing!--Buy It!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Laurel Asselin on October 22, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
What a fantastic concert CD. I feel like I'm there! The band is amazing!
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The energy on Simple Minds Live in the City of Light is just astounding. There is not one single bad track on this 2 record set, it NEVER gets boring or tedious. I've been listening to this thing since it was released back in the late 80's and maybe it isn't in constant rotation anymore and hasn't been for some time - BUT... whenever I come back to this collection, it ALWAYS sounds fresh and fantastic. Lisa Germano's contribution on Someone, Somewhere in Summertime adds something magical that can make me tear up every single time I hear it. In many ways this release was the zenith of Simple Minds; it's such a shame they somehow let it all slip away... they are still around and still make some good music... I even met Jim, Charlie and Mel in Denver CO on the Real Life tour but felt the energy had definitely dropped off a bit by then with Michael's departure. In my mind this was just the top of the top of the top of the heap. The musicianship, the energy, the whole vibe is just fantastic. so good that this is the 3rd... maybe 4th time I have purchased it (just purchased this remaster.

Oh and I certainly agree with an earlier reviewing that many of these songs from New Gold Dream, Sparkle in the Rain and Once Upon A Time are better experienced in this live setting. Just a wonderful wonderful set that I will NEVER get tired of.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Agnieszka on February 6, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Some bands sound much better when recorded live. I love this CD and would most definitely recommend to anyone.
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I bought Live…on vinyl the week it came out in 1984(?)or85.
I haven't heard it in almost 20 years before i got this remaster.
I remember loving it,but this exceeds every expectation.they really wrote good songs.
catchy,but powerful.when I heard Big Sleep again just now it brought a tear to my eye.
I don't know if you're 20 or even 30 if this is appealing.it's from a different time.
but I would of course recommend checking it out.Simple Minds are kind of forgotten.
thank you to whoever remastered this in such a beautiful way.
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Format: Vinyl
I picked this up on CD years ago and loved it, and recently dug up a double LP version. This is really a great live set of a great live band caught in it's prime. The recording has excellent sound quality, sparkling highs and a nice fat low end. It sounds better than some studio albums as far as the recording/mix/mastering.

Some of these songs ('Waterfront' for instance) I consider to be even better live, than the studio version.

If you like this bands work, esp from the NEW GOLD DREAM / SPARKLE IN THE RAIN / ONCE UPON A TIME era, do yourself a favor and grab a copy of this!
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One album which has no low point - musically and vocally nothing out of place.
Just wish that it could have been all on one CD, but a bit too long maybe. It used to be all on one cassette, which was wonderful in the car.
Not all recorded in 'the city of light' though. One track recorded in Sydney. But who cares?
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