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Monday, 12 September 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 256 - Simple Minds

This one's dedicated to Shirley G.
I think the soundtrack to her dreams
is the music of Simple Minds!


Sons and Fascination
Virgin Records
Produced by Steve Hillage
Released 12th September 1981
UK Chart #11


Personnel
    Jim Kerr – voice
    Charlie Burchill – guitars
    Mick MacNeil – keyboards
    Derek Forbes – basses
    Brian McGee – drums

Sister Feelings Call
Virgin Records
Produced by Steve Hillage
Released 12th September 1981

Personnel
    Jim Kerr – voice
    Charlie Burchill – guitars
    Mick MacNeil – keyboards
    Derek Forbes – basses
    Brian McGee – drums

Singles from Sister Feelings Call

Released May 1981
UK Chart #59

Singles from Sons and Fascination
Released 15th August 1981
UK Chart #47 


Released November 1981
UK Chart #52

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Sons and Fascination and Sister Feelings Call are the fourth and fifth studio albums from Simple Minds. Both albums were recorded at the same time and were released on the same day - this day - in 1981.

After moving from Arista Records to Virgin Records it was an interesting call to release two albums on the same day. The first 10,000 copies of Sons and Fascination had the Sister Feelings Call album as a freebie. I'm not exactly sure when the decision was made to sell the Sister Feelings Call as an individual album at budget price though!

When it was issued on CD it contained both albums.

Drummer Brian McGee left the band at the end of the Sons and Fascination sessions, citing exhaustion at Simple Minds' constant touring schedule and a desire for more time at home with family. He later joined Propaganda. He had been with the band right back at the start during the Punk days of Johnny and the Self Abusers.


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