The Early Years 1977–1978

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Early Years 1977–1978 (Album)
Earlyyearssimpleminds.jpg
Compilation album by Simple Minds
Released 25 March 1998
Recorded ???
Genre Rock, new wave, punk rock, electronic
Simple Minds chronology
Neapolis
(1998)
The Early Years 1977–1978
(1998)
Real Live 91
(1998)

The Early Years 1977–1978 is a withdrawn demo collection album by Simple Minds, released in 1998. It was withdrawn apparently because nobody could figure out who had originally financed the demos so in turn, no one knew who to pay the royalties to.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Jim Kerr and Charles Burchill, except track 4, written by John Milarkey.

  1. "18-18" — 2:09
  2. "Tonight" — 2:34
  3. "Little Bitch" — 2:52
  4. "Pablo Picasso" — 3:33
  5. "Subway Sex" — 3:16
  6. "Lies" — 1:45
  7. "Wasteland" — 3:29
  8. "Act of Love" — 4:16
  9. "European Son" — 4:06
  10. "Cocteau Twins" — 3:53
  11. "Chelsea Girl" — 6:16
  12. "Did You Ever?" — 2:37
  13. "Pleasantly Disturbed" — 8:10

Personnel[edit]

  • Charlie Burchill : Guitar
  • Tony Donald : Basses (1-7)
  • Brian McGee : Drums, Percussion
  • John Milarkey : Guitar, Lead Vocals on Pablo Picasso (1-7)
  • Alan MacNeil : Guitar (1-7)
  • Jim Kerr : Vocals
  • Derek Forbes : Basses (8-13)
  • Michael MacNeil : Keyboards (8-13)
  • Duncan Barnwell : Guitar (8-13)
  • Tracks 1 - 7 Produced By Simple Minds & Brian Young
  • Recorded at CaVa Studios, Glasgow, 09.11.77
  • Tracks 8 - 13 Produced By Lex McEwan & Simple Minds
  • Recorded at CaVa Studios, Glasgow, 11-12.05.78
  • Mastering By Chris Thorpe at Serendipity.
  • Project coordination : Rob Ayling for Voiceprint.
  • Artwork - Mixed Images Ltd.

Thanks to Billy Sloan, Brian Young, Davie Henderson, Paul Kerr, Sandra Dods & Andy Stinson.