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Adriana says - On this february 25 many great things to celebrate: 1 great night at Alcatraz (Milano 2014 with my brilliant italian friends), another brilliant night at the Barrowlands with the legendary 5x5live (2012) and a big success ad results for one of my beloved one among all your songs:
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Adriana says - On this february 25 many great things to celebrate: 1 great night at Alcatraz (Milano 2014 with my brilliant italian friends), another brilliant night at the Barrowlands with the legendary 5x5live (2012) and a big success ad results for one of my beloved one among all your songs:
https://www.facebook.com/Absolute80s/photos/a.486872523536.266206.203064798536/10153087424813537/?type=3&theater

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David LindsayRemembering the time in my room listening to the charts the week before. Think it went to number 2 . Listening to radio one next I was jumping about the room when it got to number 1. At 18 it was a big deal. My wee mum was wondering whit the racket was up stairs....lol.

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Susanne SchneiderI love Belfast Child and I would love to hear more of it, maybe acoustic. Over all I love SFY and I remember going to Stockholm to see the tour in June '89. And then you came back to play again in Gothenburg a few months later, because the Swedish summer light destroyed the light show. I've still got the newspaper cuttings. I was so happy to see you again 😊

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Susan ChapmanRemember driving out of Brighton after a day trip and hearing it for the first time and always connect it with that day all these years on..fabulous..never heard it at one of our subsequent concert visits and we've been to loads. Always something to look forward to..x

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Christie HillThe song is show stopping, I was able to see you sing it at night of the proms on YT and I actually felt like I was there, the audiance was taken far away there faces were in bliss it was beautiful. Your beautiful.

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Andy BellI was listening to Absolute 80s yesterday and herd this. Well I didnt know that. Incidentally Simple Minds Belfast Child is a song we don't hear nearly enough live!!

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Paul BarkerPlease please please can you play Belfast Child acoustically in Brum when I see you on 21st May. For many reasons it is totally my favourite song of yours. How many times do I need to say please?! XXX

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Ciaran GlancyI first heard this song on The Late Tony Fenton's Hotline Radio Program and just remember been blown away with how good it sounded . Still Love it to this Day .

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Loic ChagneaudAs I remember the songs on this lp weren't supposed to be on the street fighting years album...that wasn't the case...great tunes anyway

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Françoise PiotrovskyFor sure one of my favourite SM songs, wish you'll play it again in a next tour, missed it live for so long those last years 😉

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David Fagan5x5 Barrowland and Manchester Ritz both incredible gigs. But I have to say your greatest performance ever was Maine Square Festival for me.

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Kevin WrayBrilliant song , played it played it played played and got wrong for playing it . But continued playing it . Never knew the lyric come back billy , so I sang scumbag billy , found the lyrics in smash hits . Great song great band .

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Carolin NiedersachsenThis is my personal No.1 song! Love the video; loved the street fighting years tour! JK, you don't perform it anymore (?) with the full band (only at notp and maybe in some cities far away from my home?), but I have come to accept this. Maybe Belfast Child is the only Simple Minds song which will not get any better when played live, because it's just perfect the way it is. (You're always welcome to prove the opposite 😉 )

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Stephen SinnettHad the pleasure of seeing you perform it one year ago, March, Stockholm Friends Arena with night of the proms, stinking cold, but you nailed it... Now please do an orchestral tour 😀

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Isabel AddieSaw them prior to fame witj a different name, went to see them a fair few times in Tiffanys Glasgow saw them in the Barras too

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Isabel AddieI prefer their early.stuff, Empires and Dance a favourite album

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Keith LarkworthyStreet fighting years needs to be revisited for the deluxe treatment

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Kevin HarrisonKnocked off by Jason Fucking Donovan. The dark side of the eighties we try to forget!

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Natalie GloverMy song for my mam who passed away in 2013 and was a Belfast child 💜

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Emanuela MolentAdriana Great Adri!!! One of the very biggest fans of SM!

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Scott MckellarI think I heard Belfast Child at Barrowlands a few years before at The Cash for Kids. Another memorable night.

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Nick JacksonHaven't made a better album since. Mick was a big factor.

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Craig PeggiePlease bring this back to the set list every gig Jim you're brilliant at it 👍

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Norman OsthusA true classic. Belfast Child is epic, Mandela Day was (and still is) fantastic...

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Michelle TaylorBelfast Child was the one song I really wanted to hear when you guys were in Christchurch

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Helen WhiteIt was also a massive hit in Germany back in the day 🙂

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CONCRETE + CHERRY BLOSSOM

Springs is in the air! Ot at least it is in some places, including beautiful Japan - as you can see from this Tokyo pic.
My intention is to eventually spend more time in that country, for the moment I indulge my dreams in that becoming a reality. Much like the "Glaswegian Kid" does in this song which Charlie and I wrote - that some think is one of the standouts from the BIG MUSIC album.

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CONCRETE + CHERRY BLOSSOM

Springs is in the air! Ot at least it is in some places, including beautiful Japan - as you can see from this Tokyo pic.
My intention is to eventually spend more time in that country, for the moment I indulge my dreams in that becoming a reality. Much like the Glaswegian Kid does in this song which Charlie and I wrote - that some think is one of the standouts from the BIG MUSIC album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOEwvMhYWxc

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Stu McKayLove the Bass in this. I was on a roof top in Seim Reap Cambodia looking over the town. I slipped the shades on and stuck this on at a decent volume. Opening words made me do that Jim Kerr request........ I put my hands in the air and smiled!

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Adriana Mussolinit certainly is...and i adore when you sing the refrain Jim...and every note of all Big Music...FULL of standsout to me and Charlie is the biggest thread all over the album. Blindfolded always gives me the strenght every moment...no ok ...apologies... Japan is one of those place to be I'm sure...thank you for this post it gives me some peace, have a great friday whatever you're going to do. TVB Adri

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Sonja StejskalMy favourite song from that album. Always reminds of my visit to Japan - best holiday ever. Exciting cities and beautiful landscapes, stunning temples, enchanting architecture and design, superb food - and the people are lovely and so accommodating. Autumn is also a great time to visit Japan, here a picture I took while hiking in Kamikochi.

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Christie HillOh... that picture is beautiful I love love those trees I could put my face to the flowers its so pretty I enjoy that song too you and Charlie wrote, I have a half brother half Japanese and I am kind of familiar with Japan I know its beautiful and most of the culture and people there are calm,serving and lovely. ❤ have a wonderful evening.

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John NigroneYes I thought this should of been the lead single on Big Music.....but it's such a strong Album. I rate this along with Hypnotized and Sweet Bullet as the most underrated songs in Simple Minds catalog. Just my 2 cents 🙂

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Tony BlackDont know why? But when i first read the song title "concrete & cherry blossom"... I thought of tower blocks and shoe polish.... must be an age thing!

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Leslie Pegues MolieriI love this song, but more, the way you sing the " YEAAAAH"! It's like a little anthem in my head when something awesome happens to me. Listened to it yesterday as I cruising around town with the sunroof open. Yes, I had " my sun shades on" and I was "feelin fine"! 😎 (Just woke up to my alarm Chelsea Girl- that always gets me up and going) Have a great day JK & SM fans! 😘❤️

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Merve HeinrichUnfortunately no spring at all in the air, only storm and rain... thanks for sending us some music and pictures to create some spring in our minds at least!

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Yvonne BirdJapan looks a beautiful country. Europe (Scandinavia and Italy particularly), calls me for some reason. Just love snow and sun. Nice track, too, Jim. Spring beckons indeed. 🙂

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Karen Glen HoughI love this song and love the tone of your voice on it. 'Ne're cast a cloot, till May is oot', I'm sure referred to May or Cherry blossom in Glasgow.

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Deborah EkmanThis track is addictive Jim, but Big Music is one 'standout' album! Every track is 'big'. I love driving to it, loud.......having said that, I'm still indulging my senses in the acoustic album.

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John DeggGreat that we have places we are drawn to in life...I have the same pull from Scandinavian countries...love Norway in particular.

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Deb HawkeswoodAmazing song....reminds me always of the beautiful spring sunshine that we are all waiting for...and that cherry blossom of course! 😀

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Tracy DrenicIt's a great tune from a fantastic album, JK. For me there's still places in the UK I really want to visit. Would love to visit Italy too but do love Sicily got the bug for that place! 🙂

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Ediclan SantanaA melhor banda do momento! Parabéns a todos Pelo seu trabalho! Um dia eu queria ir ao show seu por favor. Meu Whatsapp (82)98108-2235 moro no Brasil

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Phil BakerOne of many great tracks on Big Music! Oh, and looking forward to my trip to Japan in September!

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Maryline IzoardJe trouve ça très jolie, un peu merveilleux ces fleurs rose dans le vent. Une belle chose à apprécier, un moment, un instant, en suspend, pour le bonheur de quelques minutes.

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Anthony TwyfordI hope Simple Minds returns to Australia in 12-18 months time. A few more songs off Big Music and Last few albums would be great!

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Mariella TabbitaIl Giappone è il mio sogno nel cassetto! Mi porti con te?

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Fujihira Mits'yukiThank you for talking about our country Japan! Please spend more time in Japan

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Matthew AshtonQuite simply the finest culture on planet earth. I don't dream much but my dream is to see SM in Japan

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Andy BellBeautiful picture. For me France and Italy hold a place in my heart. Let's hope very soon you get to go to Japan.

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Françoise PiotrovskyMy son is in Japan until June for an IT training period, he will enjoy this beautiful spring 🙂 !

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Larelle Priptona ReadYou've most likely spent much more time there than I have...a single night...as an overnight stopover back from Oz in 2002. I did buy a little souvenir from the hotel though

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Gillian SpencerIts Probrably a Good idea to stay put for the moment because no matter where you go the weather changes. Lol

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