Themes – Volume 1: March 79–April 82

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Themes - Volume 1:
March 79 - April 82
Box set by Simple Minds
Released 24 September 1990
Genre Rock
Label Virgin Records
Simple Minds chronology
Street Fighting Years
(1989)
Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82
(1990)
Themes - Volume 2: August 82 - April 85
(1990)
Professional ratings
Whole series
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Mojo 4/5 stars[2]
Professional ratings
Volume 1
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[3]
Melody Maker (mixed)[4]
Q 3/5 stars[5]

Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 is box set released by Simple Minds. It was released on 24 September 1990 by Virgin Records. It documented the band's developing sound, ideas and ideals through their classic 12″ single releases.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Theme 1 - I Travel
No. Title Length
1. "I Travel" (Extended) 6:20
2. "Celebrate"   5:06
3. "Film Theme"   2:25
Theme 2 - The American
No. Title Length
1. "The American" (Extended) 6:59
2. "League of Nations"   5:00
3. "Sound in 70 Cities"   5:04
Theme 3 - Love Song
No. Title Length
1. "Love Song"   5:05
2. "This Earth That You Walk Upon[Note 1]"   5:26
3. "Life in a Day"   4:00
Theme 4 - Sweat in Bullet
No. Title Length
1. "Sweat in Bullet" (Extended Remix) 6:59
2. "20th Century Promised Land"   4:55
3. "League of Nations[Note 2]"   6:15
4. "In Trance as Mission[Note 2]"   7:21
Theme 5 - Promised You a Miracle
No. Title Length
1. "Promised You a Miracle" (Extended) 4:49
2. "Theme for Great Cities"   5:51
3. "Seeing Out the Angel" (Instrumental Remix) 6:32

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meant to be the instrumental mix from the 12″ but the album version was included by mistake.
  2. ^ a b Recorded live at the Hammersmith Odeon on 25 September 1981 by the Manor Mobile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Simple Minds - Themes, Vols. 1-5". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Buckley, David (August 2008). "A 25-CD box set. Exhaustive is an understatement". Mojo. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Simple Minds: Themes, Vol. 1: March 79-April 82" at AllMusic. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  4. ^ Reynolds, Simon (September 1990). "Simple Minds - Themes: Volumes 1 & 2 - Review". Melody Maker. IPC Media. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  5. ^ Thomas, Philip. "Themes (Volumes 1-4)". Q. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 2 February 2013. 
  6. ^ Simple Minds – Themes - Volume 1 : March 79 - April 82 at Discogs