Belfast Child" is a song by Simple Minds, first released as the lead track on the "Ballad of the Streets" EP on 6 February 1989. The EP also included "Mandela Day" (originally its B-side). The record reached number 1 on the UK Singles Chart. The song uses the music from the Irish folk song "She Moved Through the Fair", but has completely different words
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Lyrics By, Music By – Simple Minds. Photography By – Trevor Key. Producer – Steve Lipson, Trevor Horn. Sleeve – Assorted Images. Manufactured by the EMI Music Group - Australasia.
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Their Ballad of the Streets EP, led by the softly powerful signature track ‘Belfast Child,’ became the Scottish band’s only British chart-topper on the singles countdown. By early October that year, its success had helped fuel a No. 3 album in New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84). But singles-wise, Simple Minds continued to do things the slow way. They had to wait another three years for their first top ten single, when ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’ reached No. 7, as did its follow-up ‘Alive and Kicking’ a few months later.
Ballad Of The Streets (Belfast Child) (Full Length Version). Simple Minds is a Scottish pop and rock band that achieved its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-80s to the early 90s, still playing to a massive fan-following today. View full artist profile.
Simple Minds released their seventeenth studio album ‘Walk Between Worlds’ on the 2nd of Feb, 2018. The album contained tracks such as 'Magic', 'The Signal And The Noise' and 'Sense Of Discovery'. They have topped the British charts half a dozen times, with the studio albums Sparkle In The Rain (1984), Once Upon A Time (1985) and Street Fighting Years as well as the Ballad Of The Streets EP (both 1989), the concert recording Live In The City Of Light (1987), and the compilation Glittering Prize 81/92, and.