11 May, 1987 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 Zénith, 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.
UK CHART: 1
US CHART: 96
Label: Virgin Records.