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Once Upon A Time (5CD+DVD Box Set)

by Simple Minds

Released: 30th October 2015
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Universal Music will follow-up this year’s Sparkle in the Rain box set with a new Simple Minds super deluxe edition, this time a six-disc exploration of the album that came next, 1985’s Once Upon A Time.

The Jimmy Iovine and Bob Clearmountain produced long-player was a major commercial success. It spawned four top twenty singles in Britain and reached the top ten in America and hit the top spot in the UK.

This new super deluxe edition – released 30 years after the original – is a 5CD+DVD set and has two bonus CDs packed with B-sides, remixes and edits including three previously unreleased remixes of Alive and Kicking and an unheard alternative edit of Sanctify Yourself. Although US number oneDon’t You (Forget About Me) wasn’t featured on the original record, the seven-inch and twelve inch versions are present and correct on disc two of this set.

The Live in the City of Light double live album also forms part of this new set, filling discs four and five. Originally released in 1987, this was mostly recorded in Paris in 1986 on the Once Upon A Time tour.

Disc six is a DVD-A/V that features a hi-res 96/24 5.1 surround sound mix of the album that has previously been released on standalone DVD-A in 2005. The DVD also includes promo videos for all the singles and Don’t You (Forget About Me).

All the music on the CDs has been newly remastered and this set comes with a 36-page booklet that includes rare photos, new interviews with Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill and a track-by-track guide. A 2CD deluxe is also available as well as a vinyl LP edition.

The Once Upon A Time super deluxe edition box set is released on 4 December 2015.

1. Once Upon A Time
2. All The Things She Said
3. Ghost Dancing
4. Alive And Kicking
5. Oh Jungleland
6. I Wish You Were Here
7. Sanctify Yourself
8. Come A Long Way
DISC TWO – Single mixes, B-sides and alternates
1. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
2. A Brass Band In Africa
3. Don’t You (Forget About Me) [Extended Version]
4. A Brass Band In African Chimes
5. Alive And Kicking [Edit]
6. Alive And Kicking [Instrumental]
7. Up On The Catwalk [Live] (Barrowland, Glasgow: 5th January 1985)
8. Alive And Kicking [7” Remix Edit] PREVIOUSLY UNRELASED
9. Alive And Kicking [12” Remix] PREVIOUSLY UNRELASED
10. Alive And Kicking [Kervorkian 12” Remix] PREVIOUSLY UNRELASED
11. Sanctify Yourself [Edit]
12. Sanctify Yourself [Instrumental]
13. Sanctify Yourself [Alternative Edit] PREVIOUSLY UNRELASED
DISC THREE – Single mixes, B-sides and alternates
1. Street Hassle [Live] (Ahoy, Rotterdam: 3rd December 1985)
2. Love Song [Live] (Ahoy, Rotterdam: 3rd December 1985)
3. Sanctify Yourself [Extended Mix]
4. Sanctify Yourself [Dub]
5. All The Things She Said [Edit]
6. Promised You A Miracle [US Remix]
7. All The Things She Said [Extended Version]
8. Don’t You (Forget About Me) [Live] (Ahoy, Rotterdam: 3rd December 1985)
9. Ghost Dancing [Special Extended 12″ Remix]
10. Ghost Dancing [Instrumental]
11. Oh Jungleland [Special Extended 12″ Remix]
12. Oh Jungleland [Instrumental]
DISC FOUR – Live In The City Of Light
1. Ghost Dancing
2. Big Sleep
3. Waterfront
4. Promised You A Miracle
5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
6. Oh Jungleland
7. Alive And Kicking
DISC FIVE – Live In The City Of Light
1. Don’t You Forget About Me
2. Once Upon A Time
3. Book Of Brilliant Things
4. East At Easter
5. Sanctify Yourself
6. Love Song – Sun City – Dance To The Music
7. New Gold Dream
Once Upon A Time – 5.1 Mix
1. Once Upon A Time
2. All The Things She Said
3. Ghost Dancing
4. Alive And Kicking
5. Oh Jungleland
6. I Wish You Were Here
7. Sanctify Yourself
8. Come A Long Way
Once Upon A Time – Stereo
9. Once Upon A Time
10. All The Things She Said
11. Ghost Dancing
12. Alive And Kicking
13. Oh Jungleland
14. I Wish You Were Here
15. Sanctify Yourself
16. Come A Long Way
Promo Videos
17. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
18. Alive And Kicking
19. Sanctify Yourself
20. All The Things She Said
21. Ghost Dancing


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