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Simple Minds - Speed Your Love To Me (1984)

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"Speed Your Love to Me" is a song by Simple Minds, which was released as the second single from the album Sparkle in the Rain ...

"Speed Your Love to Me" is a song by Simple Minds, which was released as the second single from the album Sparkle in the Rain on 9 January 1984. It quickly reached number 20 in the UK Singles Chart, and remained in the charts for 4 weeks.  The song was used as the ending theme to the Australian music program, rage.

Music Video

A promotional video was completed for the single on 6 December 1983, which was a cinematic composition of studio performances and scenic images. The fan website Dream Giver Redux describes how fast-moving clips of moving through roads and tunnels in urban Glasgow coincides with the chorus "Run till we come, until we be/Speed your love to me". These projections of the Clyde Tunnel, Kingston Bridge and Erskine Bridge expand into aerial perspectives of the Firth of Clyde and Loch Lomond as Jim Kerr sings "higher and higher" while the camera 'takes off'. Clips of the band performing in a studio connect these narratives together.