Simple Minds Sons And Fascination

Simple Minds - Sons and Fascination  Music

Posted by hofke at Aug. 23, 2010
Simple Minds - Sons and Fascination

Simple Minds - Sons and Fascination (1981)
MP3 CBR 192kbps | RAR File 96Mb
Pop, New Wave | 1CD | 13 Tracks

Sons and Fascination is the fifth studio album by Simple Minds
Simple Minds - X5 (2012) 6CD Box Set, Remastered & Expanded Albums 1979-1982 [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - X5 (2012) 6CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.4 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 907 Mb | Scans included | 06:00:09
Rock, New Wave, College Rock, Dance Rock, Post-Punk | Label: EMI | # SMBOX2/50999 9564732 6

Six CD set housing a quintet of digitally remastered and expanded CDs that contain five of the Scottish band's original albums: Life In A Day, Empires & Dance, Real To Real Cacophony, Sons & Fascination + Sister Feelings Call (a double album on two CDs) and New Gold Dream. Simple Minds were a hugely influential band in the '80s and the biggest Rock band to hail from Scotland. They have sold approx 40 million albums worldwide.

Simple Minds – Empires And Dance (1980)  Music

Posted by Designol at Sept. 20, 2011
Simple Minds – Empires And Dance (1980)

Simple Minds – Empires And Dance (1980)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 318 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 116 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: New Wave, Post-Punk, Alternative, Synth-Pop | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2247 | Time: 00:46:02

Most people know Simple Minds chiefly as purveyors of arena-sized 1980s pop/rock grandeur a la "Don't You Forget About Me" and "Sanctify Yourself." By the time these Scots broke through with a wide-screen U2-ish approach, there'd already been plenty of water under the bridge. They started out firmly in edgy post-punk mode in the late '70s, and by the time of their third album, EMPIRES AND DANCE, they'd reached a crucial turning point. Though they'd begun the process on their preceding record, here they perfected their mix of post-punk/New Wave rock, colorful synthesizers, and dance beats, effectively creating the template for what would soon become known as the New Romantic sound (Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, etc).

Simple Minds - Empires and Dance (1980)  Music

Posted by hofke at Aug. 21, 2010
Simple Minds - Empires and Dance (1980)

Simple Minds - Empires and Dance (1980)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR File 105Mb
Pop, New Wave| 1CD | 10 Tracks

Empires and Dance is the third studio album by Simple Minds, released in 1980. It reached #41 in the UK Albums Chart. The opening track "I Travel" was released as a single in 1980, failing to chart. Following the release of this album, Simple Minds transferred to Virgin Records, where they met with much greater commercial success. Arista tried to capitalize on this success by re-releasing "I Travel" as a single in 1982, and again in 1983. Both times, it still failed to chart.

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 9, 2017
Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb | 01:12:55
Rock, New Wave, College Rock, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Virgin | # smtvd 1

Glittering Prize 81/92 is a compilation album by Simple Minds, released in 1992. It spans the period from Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call (the first album recorded by Simple Minds for Virgin Records) to Real Life. The album omits the earliest period of Simple Minds' recording career, which yielded three albums released on Arista (only reissues are on Virgin).

Simple Minds - Black & White 050505 (2005) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 30, 2017
Simple Minds - Black & White 050505 (2005) [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - Black & White 050505 (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 95 Mb | Scans ~ 105 Mb
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # SANCD390 | 00:41:11

After languishing for ten years in the rock wilderness, the Scottish stadium-shakers are back with Black And White 050505, which has been trumpeted by manyas a mighty return to form. And yes, Jim Kerr's vocals are still tremulously emotive, Charlie Burchill is as stirring as ever on his jangling, soaring guitar and the songwriting errs, as always, on the side of supersize anthem. But this spanking new effort, while powerful, boasts a distinctly ethereal quality, softening the stomping stridency of the Simple Minds we knew in the 1980s. Opening track "Home" flirts with an intriguing new sound, haunting yet uplifting with Kerr at his dramatic best, while "Sparkle In The Rain" shimmers with chiming glory. Packed with potential crowd-pleasers, Simple Minds may have stuck wisely with their winning New Gold Dream formula, but they've brought it rocketing up to date. Fans will be gleefully punching the air within minutes. Dissenters, well, they might just be converted.

Simple Minds - Neon Lights (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 27, 2017
Simple Minds - Neon Lights (2001)

Simple Minds - Neon Lights (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:41
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Eagle | # EAGCD194, GAS 0000194 EAG, EDL EAG 373-2

Neon Lights is Simple Minds' covers album. Frankly, these projects often serve little purpose beyond announcing that the artists concerned have run out of original ideas. With the Simple Minds' new album of freshly composed material, Our Secrets Are the Same, now shelved due to legal complications, the Minds have opted to doff their caps in the direction of the heroes of their youth, such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, and the Doors. This is the material the band performed when they were scrawny Glaswegian punks called Johnny & the Self-Abusers. The arrangements here are slightly dated techno-rock efforts, albeit without the expansive pomp and bluster of their stadium-straddling 1980s heyday. Even so, Neon Lights is probably too respectful. Many of these numbers–Echo & the Bunnymen's "Bring on the Dancing Horses," Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World"–are identikit presentations, while electro-rock assaults on Them's "Gloria" and the Doors "Hello I Love You" are monotonous and misguided. A very interesting revision of Pete Shelley's "Homosapien" and a faithful, powerful reading of the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" are much better.

Simple Minds - Neapolis (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 30, 2017
Simple Minds - Neapolis (1998)

Simple Minds - Néapolis (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb | 00:45:57
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Chrysalis | # 7243 4 93712 2 4, 493 7122

Simple Minds signed to Chrysalis for Néapolis and saw the return of Derek Forbes on bass. Néapolis signals a return to form while remaining on the cutting edge. Unlike U2, the band they have been most often compared to, Simple Minds have not lost themselves in techno beats and processed samples. Longtime fans will embrace this album; from the opening track, "Song for the Tribes," through the two singles, "Glitterball" and "War Babies," one immediately recognizes that classic sound. Other standout tracks include "Tears of a Guy," "Superman V Supersoul," and a potential third single, "Killing Andy Warhol." The biggest surprise on the album is "Androgyny," a welcomed instrumental in the tradition of their earlier works (see Empires and Dance, Sister Feelings Call, and Sons and Fascination). It's nice to know that in the 1990s, one classic new wave band hasn't forgotten what it is all about. Unfortunately, Chrysalis felt there was not enough of a following outside of Europe to justify the worldwide release of the album.
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) {5CD+DVD Super Deluxe Edition rel 2016}

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (1982) {5CD+DVD Super Deluxe Edition rel 2016}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 1.63 Gb | MP3 @320 -> 610 Mb
DVD5 -> 3.20 Gb | All Regions | NTSC 16:9 | LPCM, 2 ch (96-24) / DTS, 6 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch | ~ 54+15 m | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 89 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1982, 2016 Virgin Records / Universal | 4766622
New Wave / Pop Rock / Synth-Pop

Super deluxe six disc edition boasts an abundance of material. Disc one features a 2016 remaster (by Andrew Walter at Abbey Road) approved by Charlie Burchill and the second disc gathers 12-inch remixes and instrumentals of the singles, a few of which enjoy their CD debut. Various edits and B-sides can be found on the third CD in the set while disc four features previously unreleased BBC John Peel and Kid Jensen radio sessions, recorded in February and August 1982. All ten tracks on disc five are previously unreleased; made up of alternative mixes and demos and the icing on the cake is the sixth and final disc which is a DVD, featuring Charlie Burchill and Ronald Prent's 5.1 surround sound mix, first released on the now long out-of-print DVD-Audio in 2005. This mix of the album is a unique 'full duration' mix which is different to the standard version. DVD also includes promo videos and a few Top of the Pops performances. Note, this is a DVD-V unlike the DVD-A/V disc from previous Simple Minds box sets.
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Super Deluxe Edition) (2016)

Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Super Deluxe Edition) (2016)
New Wave, Alternative, Pop Rock, Synth Pop | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Artworks | 04:18:56 | 680 MB
Label: Virgin | Release Year: 2016

Super deluxe six disc edition boasts an abundance of material. Disc one features a 2016 remaster (by Andrew Walter at Abbey Road) approved by Charlie Burchill and the second disc gathers 12-inch remixes and instrumentals of the singles, a few of which enjoy their CD debut. Various edits and B-sides can be found on the third CD in the set while disc four features previously unreleased BBC John Peel and Kid Jensen radio sessions, recorded in February and August 1982. All ten tracks on disc five are previously unreleased; made up of alternative mixes and demos and the icing on the cake is the sixth and final disc which is a DVD, featuring Charlie Burchill and Ronald Prent's 5.1 surround sound mix, first released on the now long out-of-print DVD-Audio in 2005. This mix of the album is a unique 'full duration' mix which is different to the standard version. DVD also includes promo videos and a few Top of the Pops performances.