Themes for Great Cities 79/81

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Themes For Great Cities:
Definitive Collection 79-81
Compilation album by Simple Minds
Released 1 November 1981
Genre Rock
Label Stiff Records
Producer Steve Hillage
Simple Minds chronology
Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call
(1981)
Themes For Great Cities 79/81
(1981)
Celebration
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau (C-)[2]

Themes For Great Cities - Definitive Collection 79-81 is an American-only[3] compilation album by Simple Minds. It was released on 1 November 1981 by Stiff Records. At the time, the only Simple Minds album released in the US was Life in a Day and this was designed to introduce the American audience to their other albums (which would soon be issued there by Virgin).

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "I Travel"   3:56
2. "Celebrate"   5:09
3. "In Trance as Mission"   6:51
4. "Thirty Frames a Second"   5:14
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Premonition"   5:29
2. "Sweat in Bullet" (Single Edit Remix) 3:05
3. "Love Song" (Single Edit) 3:54
4. "The American"   3:51
5. "Themes for Great Cities"   5:50

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