Saturday, February 12, 2022

Simple Minds - Life in a Day (1979)

Simple Minds - Life in a Day (1979)

Tracklist front / back album covers

Side A
1. "Someone"   3:42
2. "Life in a Day"   4:05
3. "Sad Affair"   2:45
4. "All for You"   2:51
5. "Pleasantly Disturbed"   7:59

Side B
6. "No Cure"   3:34
7. "Chelsea Girl"   4:34
8. "Wasteland"   3:45
9. "Destiny"   3:38
10. "Murder Story"   6:17

Total length:   43:10



Simple Minds Band Members / Musicians

Jim Kerr – lead vocals, arrangements

Charles Burchill – guitar, violin, vocals, arrangements

Derek Forbes – bass, vocals, arrangements

Brian McGee – drums, percussion, vocals, arrangements

Michael MacNeil – keyboards, vocals, arrangements

John Leckie – producer, engineer, arrangements
George Chambers – tape operator
Carole Moss – cover photography, design




Life in a Day is the debut album by Simple Minds, released in April 1979 by record label Zoom.

It reached number 30 in the UK Albums Chart. The title track and "Chelsea Girl" were issued as singles.

Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 1977. They have released a string of hit singles, becoming best known internationally for "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (1985), which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. Other commercially successful singles include "Glittering Prize" (1982), "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" (1982), "Waterfront" (1983) and "Alive and Kicking" (1985), as well as the UK number one single "Belfast Child" (1989).


Simple Minds Band Members / Musicians

Jim Kerr – lead vocals (1977–present)

Charlie Burchill – electric & acoustic guitar, occasional keyboards (1977–present)

Ged Grimes – bass guitar (2010–present)

Sarah Brown - backing vocals (live since 2009, 2017-present)

Gordy Goudie - additional keyboards & guitar (sessions since 2001, 2017-present)

Cherisse Osei - drums (2017-present)

Berenice Scott - keyboards (live since 2020)

Brian McGee – drums (1977–1981, 1996)

Tony Donald – bass (1977–1978)

John Milarky - lead guitar (1977)

Allan McNeill - rhythm guitar (1977)

Duncan Barnwell – rhythm guitar (1978)

Mick MacNeil – composer, keyboards (piano & synthesizers, accordion) (1978–1990)

Derek Forbes – bass guitar (1978–1985; 1996–1998)

Kenny Hyslop – drums (1981–1982)

Mike Ogletree – drums (1982)

Mel Gaynor – drums, percussion, backing vocals (1982–1991; 1997–1998; 2002–2016)

John Giblin – bass guitar (1985–1989)

Eddie Duffy – bass guitar (1999–2010)

Andy Gillespie – keyboards (2002–2005; 2007–2016)

Catherine AD - keyboards (2014-2018)

Paul Wishart – saxophone – Empires and Dance tour (1980)

Robin Clark – vocals – Once Upon a Time tour (1985–1986)

Sue Hadjopoulos – percussion – Once Upon a Time tour (1985–1986)

Lisa Germano – violin – Street Fighting Years tour (1989)

Annie McCraig – vocals – Street Fighting Years tour (1989)

Andy Duncan – percussion – Street Fighting Years tour (1989)

Malcolm Foster – bass guitar (1989–1995)

Peter-John Vettese – keyboards (1990)

Mark Taylor – Keyboards (1991–1999; 2005–07)

Timothy Scott Bennett – drums (1993)[66]

Mark Schulman – drums – Good News from the Next 
World tour (1994–1995)

Mark Kerr – drums (1999), guitar (2002)

Sarah Brown – vocals (2009–present)



Simple Minds Discography Full
1979 Life in a Day
1979 Real to Real Cacophony
1980 Empires and Dance
1981 Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call
1982 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
1984 Sparkle in the Rain
1985 Once Upon a Time
1989 Street Fighting Years
1991 Real Life
1995 Good News from the Next World
1998 Néapolis
1999 Our Secrets Are the Same (1999/2004)
2001 Neon Lights
2002 Cry
2005 Black & White 050505
2009 Graffiti Soul
2014 Big Music
2016 Acoustic
2018 Walk Between Worlds

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