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Street Fighting Years


Download links and information about Street Fighting Years. This album was released in 1989 and it belongs to Rock, Pop, Alternative genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 01:01:48 minutes.

Release date: 1989
Genre: Rock, Pop, Alternative
Tracks: 11
Duration: 01:01:48
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No. Title Length
1. Street Fighting Years (Simple Minds) 6:26
2. Soul Crying Out (Simple Minds) 6:07
3. Wall of Love (Simple Minds) 5:20
4. This Is Your Land (Simple Minds) 6:22
5. Take a Step Back (Simple Minds) 4:22
6. Kick It In (Simple Minds) 6:11
7. Let It All Come Down (Simple Minds) 4:56
8. Mandela Day (Simple Minds) 5:45
9. Belfast Child (Simple Minds) 6:42
10. Biko (Simple Minds) 7:34
11. When Spirits Rise (Simple Minds) 2:03



Their first proper new release since the commercial breakthrough of Once Upon a Time (a live album intervened) and Simple Minds makes a decidedly, noncommercial follow-up. Street Fighting Years is a moody, dark affair. The music is yearning and most of the songs are politically charged lyrically. It was a move that could (and did) bring commercial failure. However, Street Fighting Years is an artistic and elegant album that might lack immediate choruses but draws in the listener. The title track takes some dramatic turns that give the gentle melody added thrust. "Take a Step Back" pulsates and "Wall of Love" rocks with conviction. Slower tracks like the brooding "Let It All Come Down" and a spirited run through the traditional "Belfast Child" are well done. Other noteworthy tracks include a version of the Peter Gabriel classic "Biko" and the soaring "Mandela Day." It might not have satisfied the band's newly won fans, but Street Fighting Years is an interesting, enjoyable album with some truly lovely moments.