Album News, Tracklist — October 4, 2012 at 6:00 am

Simple Minds detail ‘5X5 Live’ album featuring songs originally recorded from 1979-1982

Simple Minds last week announced plans to release a double-CD live album culled from this year’s “5×5 Live” tour of Europe, and now comes the full tracklist, which, keeping with the tour’s concept, draws five songs apiece off of each of the band’s first five albums: Life In A Day, Reel To Real Cacophony, Empires and Dance, Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Calling and New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84).

The 5X5 Live set, which also features a handful of bonus tracks, will be packaged in a clamshell box with a 24-page booklet and a 25-inch by 25-inch tour poster, according to the band. It is set for release Nov. 19 via EMI initially in Europe, Japan, Canada, Taiwan, Israel and Russia.

Although the band hasn’t announced a U.S. release for 5X5 Live, the album will be available for pre-sale shortly for members at, according to the band.


Tracklist: Simple Minds, 5X5 Live

1. Intro
2. “I Travel”
3. “Thirty Frames A Second”
4. “Today I Died Again”
5. “Celebrate”
6. “Life In A Day”
7. “Calling Your Name”
8. “Scar”
9. “King Is White And In The Crowd”
10. “Hunter And The Hunted”
11. “Wasteland”
12. “Love Song”
13. “This Fear Of Gods”
14. “Pleasantly Disturbed”
15. “Room”

1. “The American”
2. “70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall”
3. “In Trance As Mission”
4. “Sons And Fascination”
5. “Sweat In Bullet”
6. “Changeling”
7. “Factory”
8. “Big Sleep”
9. “Premonition”
10. “Promised You A Miracle”
11. “Someone Somewhere In Summertime”
12. “Theme For Great Cities”
13. “Glittering Prize”
14. “Someone”
15. “Chelsea Girl”
16. “New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)”






  1. Problem is the 2+ original members are not the ones playing on these live tracks. It will never sound right. I love Simple Minds, but its just not the same.

  2. You beauty lads! Can’t wait!

  3. The album was “Reel to Real Cacophony,” as in tape to real-life. Not Real to Real. That one mistake always upsets me.

  4. Bought this and it sounds incredible. Buy it.

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