Simple Minds ‎– Sons And Fascination

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Please add all releases of this album that include tracks from the 'Sister Feelings Call' album to the separate master for 'Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call'.

UK Charts
Simple Minds’ ‘Sons and Fascination’ (V2207) was the band’s third album to hit the Official UK Music Charts. Following on from the two albums ‘Life In A Day’ and ‘Empires And Dance’.

The album entered the UK Charts on 12/09/1981 as a package with their ‘Sister Feelings Call’ LP as documented here ‘Sons And Fascination / Sister Feelings Call’. The album(s) entered at the No.14 spot and spent a total of 7 weeks appearing in ‘Top 100’ chart positions between September 1981 and October 1981.

The album(s) achieved its highest chart position on 19/08/1981 hitting the No.11 slot. It remained in the UK ‘Top 40’ for five weeks overall. (Source: Official Charts Company (UK) (May 2020)).

Tracklist

In Trance As Mission 6:50
Sweat In Bullet 4:29
70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall 4:48
Boys From Brazil 5:29
Love Song 5:03
This Earth That You Walk Upon 5:26
Sons And Fascination 5:23
Seeing Out The Angel 6:10

Versions (45)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin V 2207 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VK7 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(Cass, Album) Virgin VK7 2207 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
TCV2207, TCV-2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV2207, TCV-2207 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
VL4-2224 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(Cass, Album) Virgin VL4-2224 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
203 959, 203 959-320 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 959, 203 959-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
203 959-610, 203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 959-610, 203 959 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
I-203.959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin I-203.959 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin V 2207 Finland 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin V 2207 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207, 2473 827 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2207, 2473 827 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
203 959-610, 203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 959-610, 203 959 Europe 1981 Sell This Version
V2207, V-2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2207, V-2207 Scandinavia 1981 Sell This Version
203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin 203 959 France 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207, 062 - VG 50047 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V 2207, 062 - VG 50047 Greece 1981 Sell This Version
203 959-320, 203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 959-320, 203 959 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin V 2207 UK 1981 Sell This Version
VL 2224 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2224 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
203 959-320, 203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 959-320, 203 959 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
203 959, 203 959-320 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 203 959, 203 959-320 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
VIP-6981 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin VIP-6981 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin V 2207 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
VIL 12207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin VIL 12207 Italy 1981 Sell This Version
VL 2224 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin VL 2224 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
VIP-6981, VIRG-6981 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin VIP-6981, VIRG-6981 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
70066, V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 70066, V 2207 France 1981 Sell This Version
203 959, 203 959-320 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 203 959, 203 959-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
203 959, 203 959-320 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 203 959, 203 959-320 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RTC) Virgin V 2207 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
D-403959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(Cass, Album) Virgin D-403959 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
LA-483 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin LA-483 Mexico 1982 Sell This Version
I-203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin I-203 959 Spain 1982 Sell This Version
LSVIRG 70966 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Jugoton LSVIRG 70966 Yugoslavia 1982 Sell This Version
I-203.959, I-203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin I-203.959, I-203 959 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
203 959, 203 959-320 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 203 959, 203 959-320 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
70066, V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 70066, V 2207 France 1984 Sell This Version
25VB-1113, V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin 25VB-1113, V 2207 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
25VB-1113, V 2207 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin 25VB-1113, V 2207 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
EE-403959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin EE-403959 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
I-203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin I-203 959 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
E 203959, E-203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin E 203959, E-203 959 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
OVED 292, 203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin OVED 292, 203 959 UK & Europe 1990 Sell This Version
OVED 292 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination (LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 292 UK Unknown Sell This Version
VL4-2224 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Virgin VL4-2224 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
203 959, 203 959-610, 203 959/97 043 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 203 959, 203 959-610, 203 959/97 043 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
203 959 Simple Minds Sons And Fascination(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 203 959 Europe Unknown Sell This Version

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moggysjm

moggysjm

May 7, 2020
referencing Sons And Fascination, LP, Album, V 2207

Following the changes in recent days to this release's runout entries and the removal of variant 3, should the variant numbers be altered to reflect this...please advise and I will go ahead and renumber them? Input guys!
Expansive09

Expansive09

August 24, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Sons And Fascination, LP, Album, V 2207
I'm a mid period SM fan mainly New Gold Dreams and Sparkle but this one I p/u on cd today and I have to say in 1981 these guys where ahead of the game. The opening track In Trance rips off the riff from Genesis' Suppers Ready needless to say this is not progressive rock but it is progressive pop. Incorporating rock, new wave synths and a little white funk I think was the beginning of the bands break-thru era. The remastered cd is crisp and clear not muddy like many of the bands earlier records released on cd previously. The vocals are upfront, drums are punch and overall a well balanced recording.
Plutarko

Plutarko

April 29, 2019
referencing Sons And Fascination, LP, Album, V 2207

This album was all the rage in underground dance clubs back in the early 80's. The whole album is great. Stylistically it ages well.
Jiffy-Squid

Jiffy-Squid

September 23, 2018
referencing Sons And Fascination, LP, Album, VL 2224
The 1981 Canadian version appears to be a single LP compilation of 'Sons and Fascination' and 'Sister Feelings Call."
Crijevo

Crijevo

September 16, 2017
referencing Sons And Fascination, LP, Album, V 2207
A tiny note - judging from a personal copy, the Finnish release seems to feature a slight off-centre moment on "Boys From Brazil".
jussumen

jussumen

February 19, 2004
referencing Sons And Fascination, LP, Album, V 2207

This album is great . Not only dwas it absolutely the right sound at the right time ; you can even enjoy listening to it today, without thinking "How could i ever like this schmock..?".Steve Hillage added an extremely good production . Soundwise there are always moments when signature sounds from Roxy Music appear .'Boys In Brasil' sounds pretty much like David Bowie (arrangement wise). But this was more a compliment to those groups , that were a big influence for them . Al in all Sons And Fascinations is well balanced and shows the start of their own sound = Underground but with a lot of mass appeal . The doors were wide open after this .