Live In The City Of Light

Live In The City Of Light

Live In The City Of Light is the first (double LP / CD) live album by Simple Minds. It was released in May 1987 to document their successful worldwide Once Upon a Time tour, and charted at No. 1 in the UK. The album spawned one chart single release, a live version of “Promised You a Miracle”.

The album was recorded mostly at Le ZĂ©nith, Paris in August 1986, with one track recorded in October 1986 in Sydney, Australia. (Although the album was not recorded there, the inside of the gatefold sleeve features a photograph of a concert from the 1986 tour which took place in a square in Locarno, Switzerland). It features the band’s 1986 touring lineup, which included second vocalist Robin Clark and percussionist Sue Hadjopoulos. Lisa Germano (at the time, a John Mellencamp band member who would perform on Simple Minds’ next studio single, Belfast Child), contributed studio-overdubbed violin on “Someone Somewhere in Summertime” and former Simple Minds member Derek Forbes contributed (uncredited) bass guitar overdubs.

Release Date: 11th May 1987


1. Ghost Dancing (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
2. Big Sleep (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
3. Waterfront (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
4. Promised You A Miracle (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime(Live, Sydney, October 1986)
6. Oh Jungleland (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
7. Alive & Kicking (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
8. Don’t You Forget About Me (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
9. Once Upon A Time (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
10. Book Of Brilliant Things (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
11. East At Easter (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
12. Sanctify Yourself (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
13. Love Song – Medley (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)
14. New Gold Dream (Live, Paris, 12.08.86)


Credits: Produced & Mixed By Bruce Lampcov.
Mastered By Bob Ludwig.

Vocals : Jim Kerr.
Guitar : Charlie Burchill.
Keyboards, Piano : Michael MacNeil.
Bass : John Giblin.
Drums & Vocals : Mel Gaynor.
Additional Singing : Robin Clark.
Percussion : Sue Hadjopoulos.
Violin : Lisa Germano.

Computer Work : Douglas Cowan.
Head Engineer : Steve Riddle.
Recorded Live at Le Zenith, Paris, France, August 12/13 1986 with The Manor Mobile.
Someone Somewhere In Summertime recorded Live at Sydney Entertainment Centre, Australia, October 1986.

Additional Fixing & Mixing in Scotland at Castle Sound Studios, Edinburgh.
Assisted By Callum Malcolm.
And Also In New York State at Bearsville Studios.
Assisted By Tom Cadley.

Live Coordination : Jules Frutos, Stephan Metawier, Albert Lawrence & Paul Kerr.
Additional Help : Gemma Corfield, Jane Ventom, Debbie Caponetta & Kathie Grady.

Management : Bruce Findlay & Schoolhouse Management, Edinburgh.

Sleeve Produced By M. Garrett At Assorted iMaGes.
Photography : Guido Harari.
“Claddagh” drawing By William F Ryan
Original Simple Minds Logo By Mick Haggerty.

Thanks To Simon Draper, Merck Mercuriadis & Jaap Alberts.
Dedicated To Our Fans, Friends & Families.


Label: Virgin Records.