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Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (1989)

3-06-2015, 11:42
Pop | Rock

Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (1989)

Artist: Simple Minds
Title Of Album: Street Fighting Years
Year Of Release: 1989
Label: Virgin
Genre: New Wave, Rock
Quality: Mp3
Bitrate: 320 kbps
Total Time: 01:01:43
Total Size: 155 Mb


01. Street Fighting Years (6:26)
02. Soul Crying Out (6:07)
03. Wall Of Love (5:20)
04. This Is Your Land (6:22)
05. Take A Step Back (4:22)
06. Kick It In (6:11)
07. Let It All Come Down (4:56)
08. Mandela Day (5:45)
09. Belfast Child (6:42)
10. Biko (7:34)
11. When Spirits Rise (2:01)

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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