Who Sang King Is White and in the Crowd? Simple Minds

Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Benny Carter, Sammy Cahn
release date: 1982-9-13
length: 7:03
membranophone: Mel Gaynor
lead vocals: Jim Kerr
guitar: Charlie Burchill
keyboard: Michael MacNeil
bass guitar: Derek Forbes
effects: Michael MacNeil and Charlie Burchill
Talking by the pool of light, language from America.
She puts on the film of him, King is white and in the crowd
They are not a melting pot, say no, say no tapestry
She puts on the film of him, King is white and in the crowd

She takes his hand and she says you'll stay
She's lost in the crowd
King
Wire them up, fire them up
The life and times, the art and talk
Wire them up, fire them up
The life and times, the art and talk

Lovers run camp Africa, Bars in town are civilised
She puts on the film of him, King is white and in the crowd
Panorama, Citylife
Youth's dance proud from the waist down
She puts on the film of him, King is white and in the crowd

Shot from where the action is, a rhapsody in black and blue
She puts on the film of him, King is white and in the crowd
Love lies under western eyes, powerful yet transient
She puts on the film of him, King is white and in the crowd



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Someone Somewhere in Summertime
  • 2 Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel
  • 3 Promised You a Miracle
  • 4 Big Sleep
  • 5 Somebody Up There Likes You
  • 6 New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
  • 7 Glittering Prize
  • 8 Hunter and the Hunted
  • 9 King Is White and in the Crowd

  • Album Information
    label: Virgin
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin