This Is Your Land

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"This Is Your Land"
Single by Simple Minds
from the album Street Fighting Years
B-side "Saturday Girl"
"Year of the Dragon"
Released 10 April 1989 (1989-04-10)
Format 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl, CD
Genre Pop, rock, electronic
Length 6:18
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Simple Minds
Producer(s) Trevor Horn
Stephen Lipson
Simple Minds singles chronology
"Belfast Child"
(1989)
"This Is Your Land"
(1989)
"Take a Step Back"
(1989)

"This Is Your Land" is a song by Scottish rock band Simple Minds from their album Street Fighting Years, released as a single on 10 April 1989. The song features Lou Reed as guest vocalist. The single reached #13 on the UK singles chart.[1] The music video was shot in Spain.

The song was praised by David Sinclair of Q magazine as part of a five-star album review given to Street Fighting Years. Sinclair wrote: "The utterly beguiling melody of 'This Is Your Land', featuring a deadpan Lou Reed, cloaks a stinging rebuke on the issue of the environment while gently leading the listener up towards the panoramic splendour of the instrumental coda."[2]

Track listings[edit]

7" Single
  1. "This Is Your Land" - 6:22
  2. "Saturday Girl" - 6:09
12", Cassette & CD Singles
  1. This Is Your Land" - 6:22
  2. Saturday Girl" - 6:09
  3. "Year Of The Dragon" - 3:06

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1989) Peak
position
UK Singles Chart[1] 13
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[3] 38
Dutch GfK chart[4] 7
Dutch Top 40[5] 6
Irish Singles Chart[6] 6
Swedish Singles Chart[7] 18
Swiss Singles Chart[8] 10
US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks[9] 37
US Billboard Modern Rock Tracks[9] 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chart Stats - Simple Minds - This Is Your Land". Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.simpleminds.org.uk/streetfightingreviews2.html
  3. ^ "australian-charts.com - Simple Minds - This Is Your Land". Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  4. ^ "dutchcharts.nl - Simple Minds - This Is Your Land". Retrieved 24 July 2009.  (Dutch)
  5. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 - week 19, 1989". Retrieved 24 July 2009.  (Dutch)
  6. ^ "irishcharts.ie search results". Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  7. ^ "swedishcharts.com - Simple Minds - This Is Your Land". Retrieved 24 July 2009. 
  8. ^ "Simple Minds - This Is Your Land - hitparade.ch". Retrieved 24 July 2009.  (German)
  9. ^ a b "allmusic ((( Simple Minds > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles )))". Retrieved 24 July 2009 (2009-07-24). 

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