Saturday, September 15, 2012

Simple Minds - Waterfront (UK 12 Inch) (1983) @ 320 w/Art

01) Waterfront @ 5:49
02) Hunter And The Hunted (Live) @ 5:55

'Waterfront' (1983) is one of the first singles released from the album Sparkle In The Rain.
Featuring a new, rockier sound, 'Waterfront' scaled the charts in various countries around the world, including hitting #1 for two weeks in New Zealand. It also reached #13 on the UK Singles Charts. Today, it is a live favorite and is regarded as a signature song for the band.
The version as released on 7 inch vinyl (and on the original Now That's What I Call Music compilation) differs from versions available on CD. The original single didn't feature the repetitive bass-line that leads into the main body of the song, but had a "one,, two, three, four.." drumstick count-in by drummer Mel Gaynor.
It has been used for many years as the song, the English football team, Sheffield Wednesday, come out to at kick off.
Come In, Come Out Of The Rain: Waterfront