Yesterday I shared Francesca Froesch’s YouTube video of SM performing Prince’s The Cross at the KKL in Luzern, Switzerland. I wanted so many people to see it. I shared it on SM fan groups I’m a member of…and after a while, despite something telling me it would not be “de rigueur”, I shared it on the SMO Facebook visitor wall. IT NEEDED TO BEEN SEEN AND HEARD! As I feared, it was removed. I don’t know why – perhaps it is simply that they don’t want to tread on the toes of the Prince estate, or they just think “it ain’t up to much” – WHICH IS CRAZY!
Anyway, Gordon had a go last night. But that was removed, AGAIN. But…perhaps mine and Gordon’s efforts to try and do that persuaded the guys to do something to get it heard by other fans (Gordon’s fan group and my blog only spread so far in the Simple Minds fandom!). I’m kind of hoping it was our persuasion that made this possible.
So, here is a soundcheck version of The Cross made available to listen to for the next 24hours on SoundCloud:
As for the YouTube clip? My blog – my rules! It stays as long as the clip remains on YT! Thank you Francesca for recording such a precious gem! 🙂