Simple Minds 2001

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 - 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 - Graffiti Soul (2009) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 1, 2017
Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul (2009) 2CD Deluxe Edition [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul (2009) 2CD Deluxe Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 493 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Scans ~ 135 Mb
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Sanctuary | # 2703207 | Time: 01:15:14

Limited two CD edition contains a bonus disc containing eight cover versions of songs originally performed by Magazine, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Call, Massive Attack and others 2009 album from the veteran Scottish outfit. Featuring original members Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, plus Mel Gaynor on drums and Eddie Duffy on bass, Graffiti Soul is Simple Minds' 15th studio album: the latest in a career spanning three decades. Following 2008's reissued The Best of Simple Minds, Graffiti Soul is the first album of new material since 2005. It has the roots of a traditional Simple Minds album, yet comes across contemporary and fresh. 18 tracks including 'Moscow Underground', 'Stars' and 'Rockets'.

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 - Cry (2002) Limited Edition [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 28, 2017
Simple Minds - Cry (2002) Limited Edition [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - Cry (2002) Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans ~ 186 Mb
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Eagle | # EAGLT196, EDL EAG 433-9 | 00:47:34

That the opening bars to Cry finds Jim Kerr opining "It's difficult to love you when you do the things you do time and time again" almost implies that the hideously unfashionable Simple Minds are once again anticipating getting stabbed in the buttocks by poison pens and have decided to save their critics the bother by writing the reviews for them. Well, if that's the case, they've done themselves a little bit of an injustice. The good news–and from this world, not the next–is that Jim Kerr has not reneged on his commitment to making an indecently modest pop record, one where any delusional notions of stadium rock empires are held in check and where melody is a stronger currency than reverb and hot air. Although the cleaner-than-a-kitchen-showroom production is out of step with the contemporary, scuffed-up sounds of "now"–Simple Minds remain hamstrung by their own outmoded brand of professionalism–Cry has more than enough decent tunes to entice persons beyond the well-creased folds of their fan base.

Simple Minds - Acoustic (2016) [Official Digital Download]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by HDV at Aug. 8, 2017
Simple Minds - Acoustic (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Simple Minds - Acoustic (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 58:14 minutes | 1011 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Simple Minds revisits some of its biggest hits of the 1980s acoustically on this collection, featuring guest KT Tunstall on the lead single Promised You A Miracle. The reimagined songs span the band's eclectic and illustrious career and sound more organic in these stripped down versions. The synths are no more but the Celtic soul remains.

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 - Good News From The Next World (1995)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 29, 2017
Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)

Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 130 Mb | 00:48:24
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2760, 7243 8 39922 25

Good News from the Next World is the tenth studio album of original material by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in February 1995 by record label Virgin. The album garnered moderate commercial success; in the UK, it reached No. 2 and produced the two Top 20 hit singles "She's a River" (No. 9) and "Hypnotised" (No. 18).

Simple Minds - Real Life (1991)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 28, 2017
Simple Minds - Real Life (1991)

Simple Minds - Real Life (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 00:52:15
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2660, 0777 7 86384 2 1

Real Life is the ninth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in April 1991. This was the first Simple Minds album recorded without keyboardist and original bandmember Mick MacNeil, who left the band after the previous tour in 1990. The core band on this album comprise only Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, and Mel Gaynor (who all appear on the rear cover), with the remaining personnel being session musicians.

Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (1989)  Music

Posted by Designol at July 27, 2017
Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (1989)

Simple Minds - Street Fighting Years (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans ~ 65 Mb
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: A&M/Virgin | # cd 3927 | 01:01:52

Street Fighting Years is the eighth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in May 1989 by record label A&M. Produced by Trevor Horn, the album reached the top of the UK album chart. Produced by Trevor Horn and Stephen Lipson, it was a major stylistic departure from the previous album, 1985's Once Upon a Time. While still maintaining the epic arena rock sense of scale and drama which the band had developed since the mid-1980s, Street Fighting Years also moved away from the American soul and gospel influences of its predecessor in favour of soundtrack atmospherics and a new incorporation of acoustic and Celtic/folk music-related ingredients including fretless bass, slide guitar and accordion. The lyrics built on the more political themes which the band had introduced with "Ghost Dancing", moving away from the impressionistic or spiritual concerns of earlier 1980s Simple Minds songs and covering topics including the Poll Tax, the Soweto townships, the Berlin Wall and the stationing of nuclear submarines on the Scottish coast.