Cry (Simple Minds album)

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Cry
Studio album by Simple Minds
Released 1 April 2002
Recorded 2001; Sicily & Scotland (Glasgow)
Genre Rock
Length 47:36
Label Eagle Records
Producer Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Planet Funk, Gordy Goudie
Simple Minds chronology
Neon Lights
(2001)
Cry
(2002)
Black & White 050505
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Canoe.ca (favourable)[2]
Q 2/5 stars[3]
Uncut (mixed)[4]

Cry is the thirteenth album by the Scottish rock group Simple Minds. It was recorded in the last six months of 2001 in Sicily and Scotland (Glasgow). It was officially released on 1 April 2002 but it had already circulated on the Internet weeks before.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cry"   Jim Kerr, Dino Maggiorana, N. Morris, Mike Nicita, Daniele Tignino, Pat Legato 3:57
2. "Spaceface"   Sean Kelly, J. Kerr 3:54
3. "New Sunshine Morning"   J. Kerr, Maggiorana, Nicita, Tignino, Legato 3:37
4. "One Step Closer"   J. Kerr, Planet Funk 6:07
5. "Face in the Sun"   Mark Kerr 3:58
6. "Disconnected"   J. Kerr, Kevin Hunter, Gordy Goudie 3:38
7. "Lazy Lately"   Charlie Burchill, M. Kerr 4:03
8. "Sugar"   Charlie Burchill, M. Kerr 3:14
9. "Sleeping Girl"   J. Kerr, Maggiorana, Nicita 4:12
10. "Cry Again"   J. Kerr, Maggiorana, Nicita, Tignino, Legato 3:36
11. "Slave Nation"   J. Kerr, Hunter, Goudie 3:02
12. "The Floating World"   Vince Clarke 4:26

Live performances[edit]

Many of the songs have been played live:[5][6]

  • "Cry" during both 2002 "Floating World" & 2003 "Alive And Kicking" tours
  • "Spaceface" during the 2002 "Floating World", 2003 "Alive And Kicking" & 2004 "Festival" tours (& during Lostboy! AKA's October–November 2010 "Electroset" tour)
  • "New Sunshine Morning" only during the 2002 "Floating World" tour & 2004 "Festival" tour
  • "One Step Closer" during a number of tours: 2002 "Floating World", 2003 "Alive And Kicking", 2004 "Festival", 2009 "Graffiti Soul", 2010 "Australian", 2010 "Festival Show" tours & 2010 Final Shows
  • "Face in the Sun" only four times (in the UK & France) during the 2002 "Floating World" tour
  • "Disconnected" only one time (in Aberdeen, Scotland, UK) during the 2002 "Floating World" tour
  • "Sugar" only three times (in Germany) during the 2002 "Floating World" tour
  • "Sleeping Girl" only during the 2006 "Black And White" tour (& during Lostboy! AKA's October–November 2010 "Electroset" tour)

Personnel[edit]

Recorded in the last six months of 2001 in Sicily and Glasgow.
Produced by Jim Kerr & Gordy Goudie

  • Vocals : Jim Kerr
  • Guitars & Basses : Charlie Burchill & Gordy Goudie
  • Keyboards, Drums, Effects & Programming : Gordy Goudie, Charlie Burchill, Pat Lego & Dino Maggiorana
  • Acoustic Guitar on "Face in the Sun" : Mark Kerr
  • Additional Vocals : Mark Kerr, Daniele Tignino & Gordy Goudie

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doerschuk, Robert L. "Simple Minds: Cry" at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ "Simple Minds - Cry - Articles & Reviews". Quebecor Media. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  3. ^ McNair, James. "Simple Minds - Cry - Articles & Reviews". Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Stubbs, David (May 2002). "Simple Minds - Cry - Articles & Reviews". IPC Media. Retrieved 29 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Cornwell, Simon. "Cry: Information". Dream Giver Redux. simpleminds.org. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Cornwell, Simon. "Tours: Simple Minds". Dream Giver Redux. simpleminds.org. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 

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