Simple Minds ‎– New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Virgin ‎– V 2230
Vinyl, LP, Album, 1st Press

Companies, etc.



First press, gold thick paper inner sleeve.

Two different coloured inner sleeves - gold for the first pressings and purple for the later ones.

Made in: Summer '82.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): V 2230 A2 TOWNHOUSE HEDGEHOG'S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): V 2230 B2 TOWNHOUSE
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): V 2230 A1 TOWNHOUSE ❨ ❩
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): V 2230 B 2 TOWNHOUSE V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): V 2230 B1 TOWNHOUSE C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout etched, variant 3): V 2230 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout stamped, variant 3 (last two markings are very faintly stamped)): TOWNHOUSE ⋀ (1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout etched, variant 3): V 2230 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout stamped, variant 3): TOWNHOUSE C

Other Versions (5 of 100) View All

Cat# Artist Title  (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4733752 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)(LP, Album, RM, 180) Universal UMC 4733752 UK & Europe 2016 Sell This Version
SP-6-4928 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)(LP, Album) A&M Records SP-6-4928 US 1982 Sell This Version
TC-VG 50-015 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)(Cass, Album) Virgin TC-VG 50-015 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
SIMCD5, 7243 813171 29, 7243 813171 2 9 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)(CD, Album, RE, RM, Med) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin SIMCD5, 7243 813171 29, 7243 813171 2 9 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
VJL-163 Simple Minds New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)(LP, Album, RE) Virgin VJL-163 Japan 1988 Sell This Version


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June 26, 2017
I have this record (Gold Inner Sleeve) V 2230. In the Matrix/Run Out I have:
A Side: V 2230 A-1U-1-1-X-1 (then a scribble which I believe it read as:) B, B Take One
B Side: V 2230 B-1U-1-1 (then same scribble as above)

On further investigation the scribble may read: 'B,B Tape One' or it could read 'B,B Tap Gone'

Please could someone shed some light on this record for me?


May 20, 2017
that s an lp what else ? wonderfull no enoughgh words maybe magic ....


January 9, 2017
Bought the NGD BOXSET. Buy it!! Have the vinyl too. Remember it first on chrome cassette! Immense.


July 27, 2016
Interesting to see and hear how this album is being reappraised, particularly with a 6 CD set (yes 6). I have with friends played the game of trying to match the fall from artistic credibility and creativity that Simple Minds went through post New Gold Dream and still we struggle to find a band who placed such a shadow over their superb early work. New Gold Dream was at the time and still is a groundbreaking, soundscaped, fusion of guitars, electronics, soaring deeply felt vocals and art rock sensibilities. Just drop the needle, sit back, and enjoy.


December 29, 2013

One of the best albums ever produced. A soundtrack for a future that never happened. Kudos to producer Peter Walsh. Masterpiece


November 23, 2013
"Big Sleep" - utterly sublime. I would recommend this album just for this one track.. this is Simple Minds at their best. When a band can produce such an awesome track , it's no wonder they subsequently wanted nothing to do with "Don't You Forget About Me",,, New Gold Dream is this band at their creative peak. Still on my constant playlist , alongside "The Hurting" by Tears for Fears and "Some Great Reward" by Depeche Mode.. ( yes i was a teen in the 80s.. )


July 22, 2010

By far and away the best full length release by Simple Minds. Track to track non stop great listening. Promised you a miracle maybe the only lackluster track. Like the other comment says, great b-side stuff throughout this. Hunter and the Hunted I have been known to play for hours and hours. Herbie Hancock on the backing keyboard blows up the emotional solo here while jim kerr seductively sings it to fade. Not a bad tune on here.