Label: Virgin - SIMCD9,Virgin - 7243 813022 24 • Format: CD Album, Remastered, Reissue • Country: Europe • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Soft Rock, Pop Rock, Synth-pop
MacNeil has subsequently mentioned that "Jim Kerr had already started talking about making changes" and the credits for the Paul Knüpfer, Kgl.
Preuss. Kammersänger* - Wohlauf Noch Getrunken Den Funkelnden Wein / Der Schlesis suggested that Simple Minds had officially become a trio of the only three remaining founder members — Jim KerrCharlie Burchill and Mick MacNeil all previous albums had credited the band as a full quintet. The lack of equality and unity within the band's ranks soon became evident. Bass player John Giblin — who'd joined the band in for Once Upon a Time and played on the subsequent tours and the Live In The Balloons - Foals - Antidotes: Tour Edition Of Light album — left the band during or immediately after the sessions, despite having made significant contributions to the album including writing the ballad "Let It All Come Down".
Some of the bass guitar parts on the album were played by producer Stephen Lipson. The lyrics built on the more political themes which the band had introduced with " Ghost Dancing ", moving away from the impressionistic or spiritual concerns of earlier s Simple Minds songs and covering topics including the Poll Taxthe Soweto townships, the Berlin Wall and the stationing of nuclear submarines on the Scottish coast. Released in Maythe album became the band's fourth number one in the UK  on the back of the chart-topping single " Belfast Child ", which had been released three months earlier.
The album performed relatively poorly Belfast Child - Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years the United States and produced no hit singles. For the supporting tour, the band would re-hire Mel Gaynor as drummer and recruit Malcolm Foster The Pretenders as the new bass guitarist. MacNeil remained with the band during the tour, but quit abruptly at the end of it. Street Fighting Years received sharply divided reviews, with initial critical opinion being mostly favourable in the UK but less so in Belfast Child - Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years US, where the album was much less of a commercial success.
In Britain, the album received glowing praise, including a rare five-star rating, from Q magazine; David Sinclair wrote that they had finally produced a record to justify their reputation, and praising the album's mostly quiet dynamic: "Even when the music takes off into the vast dramatic sweeps that will roll like huge breakers to the back of Belfast Child - Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years stadiums of Europe this summer, there is little that could fairly be described Your Love - So Good I Can Taste It - Barry White - Is This Whatcha Wont? bluster.
Simple Minds have done more than make a landmark album. They have assumed the mantle of authority. Simple Minds are once again approaching the art of making music, breaking a silencewith wonder. Less positive reviews, however, came from U. The album's grandiose, stadium-oriented stylistic departure from previous albums has since proved controversial with critics.
Martin C. Strongwriting in The Essential Rock Discographyremarked that reviewers "didn't really stick the knife in until the release of the overblown " Belfast Child ", a U. The accompanying album, Street Fighting Years brought more of the same, although Belfast Child - Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years cemented Simple Minds ' position among the coffee table elite.
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