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7243 8421652 8 Simple Minds - New Gold Dream / Once Upon A Time / Street Fighting Years album art Simple Minds New Gold Dream / Once Upon A Time / Street Fighting Years(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Bo) Virgin France 7243 8421652 8 France 1997 Sell This Version
HR 857752 Simple Minds - Original Gold album art Simple Minds Original Gold(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) Disky HR 857752 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - The Best Of Simple Minds album art Simple Minds The Best Of Simple Minds (Comp, Album, EP) Virgin, Virgin UK 2001 Sell This Version
EAGLT198, GAS 0000198 EAGL Simple Minds - Simple Minds Limited Edition album art Simple Minds Simple Minds Limited Edition(Box, Comp, Ltd + HDCD, Album + HDCD, EP) Eagle Records, Mindmood EAGLT198, GAS 0000198 EAGL Germany 2001 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain / New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) album art Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain / New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin UK 2003 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain / Street Fighting Years album art Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain / Street Fighting Years (Comp, Album) Emi Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Early Gold album art Simple Minds Early Gold (Comp) Virgin, Virgin US 2003 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Silver Box album art Simple Minds Silver Box (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin Europe 2004 Sell This Version
VODRM004 Simple Minds - Live & Rare album art Simple Minds Live & Rare(CD, Comp, Promo) Carosello, Absolutely Records, Virgin, Mindmood VODRM004 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Neon Lights / Cry album art Simple Minds Neon Lights / Cry (Album, Comp) Eagle Records Germany 2008 Sell This Version
5099921646225, SMTBOX1 Simple Minds - Themes - Volumes 1-5 : March 79 - September 92 album art Simple Minds Themes - Volumes 1-5 : March 79 - September 92(Box, Comp + Comp, RE, The + CD, EP + CD, EP + CD, ) Virgin, Virgin 5099921646225, SMTBOX1 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
SMTCD5, 5099921649127 Simple Minds - Themes - Volume 5 : March 91 - September 92 album art Simple Minds Themes - Volume 5 : March 91 - September 92(Comp + CD, EP + CD, EP + CD, EP + CD, EP + CD, EP) Virgin, Virgin SMTCD5, 5099921649127 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul Tour 2009 - Special Gold Edition album art Simple Minds Graffiti Soul Tour 2009 - Special Gold Edition(M/Stick, AVI, MP3, MPEG-4 Video, Comp, Ltd, S/Edit) Concert Online none Germany 2009 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - X5 album art Simple Minds X5 (Album, Comp) Virgin, Virgin UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - 5 Album Set album art Simple Minds 5 Album Set (Comp, Album) EMI, EMI Australasia 2012 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Icon album art Simple Minds Icon (Comp) Virgin US 2013 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Celebrate (The Greatest Hits+) album art Simple Minds Celebrate (The Greatest Hits+) (Comp) Virgin, Virgin Europe 2013 Sell This Version
0600753460085 Simple Minds - Classic Album Selection album art Simple Minds Classic Album Selection(Box, Comp + CD, Album, RM, RE + CD, Album, RM, RE ) Virgin 0600753460085 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
4733760 Simple Minds - The Vinyl Collection 79-84  album art Simple Minds The Vinyl Collection 79-84 (Box, Comp, Dlx, RM, 180 + LP, Album, RE + LP, Albu) Universal Music 4733760 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Simple Minds - Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013 album art Simple Minds Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013(2xCDr + 2xCDr + 2xCDr + 2xCDr + 2xCDr + 2xCDr + Bo) Concert Live none UK 2015 Sell This Version
BMG2016 Simple Minds - The Music Of Simple Minds album art Simple Minds The Music Of Simple Minds(2xCDr, Comp, Promo, Smplr) BMG BMG2016 US 2016 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Rejuvenation 2001-2014 album art Simple Minds Rejuvenation 2001-2014 (Comp, Album) Demon Records Europe 2018 Sell This Version

Videos

Simple Minds - Verona album art Simple Minds Verona (Album) Virgin Music Video Portugal 1990 Sell This Version
23540, 25340 Simple Minds - Real Life EPK album art Simple Minds Real Life EPK(VHS, Promo, PAL, E.P) Virgin, West-1 Television 23540, 25340 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Simple Minds - Glittering Prize album art Simple Minds Glittering Prize (Comp) Vision Video Europe 1992 Sell This Version

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mrlimbo

mrlimbo

December 13, 2018
Really wish they would produce a compilation album of their instrumental songs, that would be immense, they often of get overlooked or forgotten about, but they are among their strongest songs they ever produced !
Crijevo

Crijevo

December 6, 2017
I have divided feelings towards their post-83/onwards era work myself - meaning some of the work is decent (personally, I enjoy some of it in the wake of "Sparkle In the Rain" and "Once Upon a Time"), the rest I find sadly a victim of its own pomposity ("Street Fighting Years" being a somewhat obvious example that is on my black list, too)... Not because the earlier work is "oh-so-arty" that everyone these days continuously raves about, but because of the potential the group showed on those - forever loved - first five albums; the potential later seemed to have been sacrificed for the sheer stadium appeal of their music, past or present. And let's not shy away from the fact, their music always seemed to have aimed for that kind of exposure. Ever since "Life In a Day".

Of course, earlier Minds' records will forever sound far more adventurous, listeners discovering something new with every spin - something their later, more polished but just as pompous material lacks in large quantities despite the group's great playing skill always remains in place. Sadly this is always the same story - groups come along, we expect them to stay "uncommercial" or "experimental", but where is the limit to this - or say, where to find the right key to success, be it creative or commercial... Simple Minds may have compromised theirs eons ago - blame it on "breaking America" or the so-called "U2 complex", but a certain quality keeps informing their (newer) work. But that's more got to do with a certain "generation gap", people with different tastes approaching one such group's work. Sons and fascination.
Rich.C

Rich.C

January 13, 2017
From their beginnings as a raw, glammed-up New Wave band in 1977 to their complex Alternative Rock of the present, Simple Minds has maintained a dramatic flair and a deep complexity in their constantly changing sound. Jim Kerr's vocals leap effortlessly from raw Punk raspiness to urgent emotional release while the rest of the band pits guitar distortion against saxophone leads and vaulting Gospel vocals against bubbling Synth Pop keyboards.
Simple Minds' daring approach to the shifting sounds of the times has always raised the stakes for others
mundayschild

mundayschild

July 3, 2013
Most bands these days would kill for a discography like Simple Minds, up to and including 'Sparkle In The Rain' which I think is a hugely under rated LP. Sure, the 'stadium' years were pretty pompous and over bearing. For me (and I bought the LP's when they came out) the early years from 'Empires...' were some of the most interesting and inventive/creative reocords of that era. Mixing electronics and 'traditional' instrumentation with warped song structres. These guys were 'balearic' before most, and some of thier records still get played in clubs and at festivals to this day. My personal fave has to be 'New Gold Dream', if I had to reccomend 5 great LP's from the 80's this would be on that list. It's a beautiful and atmospheric tapestry of sounds and moods that still sounds light years ahead. How come no bands these days aspire to this kind of sound design? the closest anyone came was The Verve with some of their 'Storm In Heaven' LP which shared some similar textures but sadly lacked the great songwriting skill of SM.
'Sons Of Fascination/Sister Feelings..' is another fantastic and strange album with unexpected noises and textures through out. 'Sparkle...' does exactly that, it shines like a bright summer morning, clear blue with a white hot sun. It's propulsive rhythm section giving the band a more muscular feel, while maintaining the decent song writing skills ('Waterfront', 'Book Of Brilliant Things')
Do yourself a favour, get on ebay or discogs and grab some vinyl copies of the early LP's and treat yourself to a brace of some plain great albums.
goatlips

goatlips

September 28, 2006
edited over 6 years ago
Spawning from 'Johnny and the Self Abusers' in the late 70's, the early 'punk' era of Simple Minds brought them little recognition. Not surprising really, since the Sex Pistols had been killed off several years previously and nobody wanted anything to do with a resurgence of such an unmelodic genre. From this period the only track of real note was the epic 'Pleasantly Disturbed' ('Life in a Day', 1979).

Later, with the release of their first iconic single 'Waterfront' from the outstanding, though underrated album, 'Sparkle in the Rain' (1984) they began to gain a fan base. A more fluid, less rigid, musical style gave Kerr the chance to show the world he could actually sing. Resultantly, the band soon had a bigger live following than their fame, alone, could merit.

In 1985 Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, and Michael MacNeil produced an album that elevated them to superstardom and Simple Minds could be considered 'the best band in the world'. Arguably the greatest pop/rock album ever written, 'Once Upon a Time' contained 5 hit records and no 'fillers', indeed, the title track and 'Come a Long Way' were exceptional recordings. Whether, or not, it garnered the critical acclaim it deserved is irrelevant.

After a break of almost 5 years, not to discount the release of their live masterpiece ('Live in the City of Light', 1987), 1989 brought their forth consecutive album to debut at No.1 (UK). This time, the 'Street Fighting Years' LP gave (guitarist) Burchill a platform to showcase his talents, creating a unique, and immensely atmospheric, soundscape. 'The Ballad of the Streets EP', from the album, gave the group their only UK No.1, staying at the top of the charts for, seemingly, months. It was the title track, however, which showed the band at their very, very, best.

Whether intentionally, or not, in the years since 'Once Upon a Time' Jim Kerr's voice has softened, first evident in 1989, and lacks the aggression it once had. The last creditable recordings by Simple Minds came way back in 1991, with 'See The Lights' and, once again, the customarily unreleased title track from 'Real Life'.

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