Simple Minds

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 5: March 91 - September 92 (2008)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 5: March 91 - September 92 (2008)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 5099921649127 | ~ 693 or 255 Mb | Covers(jpg) -> 1.55 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

This cube-sized doorstop is a 25-disc box set, an elaborate and expanded reissue of expanded reissues. In 1990, Virgin released four Simple Minds Themes sets. Each Themes volume contained five CD singles – reissues of the band's singles from 1979 through 1990, essentially, with occasional bonus content in the form of live material and just what every Simple Minds fanatic needs: album tracks. And now, these Themes, which were like box sets, have been boxed, with a fifth Themes box added to the mix that extends the set's scope through 1992…
Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 4: February 89-May 90 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 4: February 89-May 90 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 904 | ~ 641 or 256 Mb | Covers(jpg) -> 1.82 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

The fifth disc of the fourth and final Themes box is the only one that features exclusive material to rope in hesitant fans and, of course, it was only obtainable through this set – Virgin would eventually issue all the CD5s in the box sets individually, but not that one. Clearly, Virgin attempted to take advantage of Simple Minds fans on a number of levels…
Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 3: September 85 - June 87 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 3: September 85 - June 87 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 898 | ~ 715 or 286 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 9.18 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

Covering the singles released from September of 1985 to June of 1987, the third five-disc installment of the Themes boxes covers the Once Upon a Time era and stretches out to include the live-version single of "Promised You a Miracle" that was issued in support of 1987's Live in the City of Light…
Simple Minds ‎– Themes, Vol. 2: August 82 - April 85 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes, Vol. 2: August 82 - April 85 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 892 | ~ 605 or 214 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 10.7 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

The second box dedicated to compiling Simple Minds' Themes series – i.e., dolled-up reissues of the group's original 12" singles – covers August of 1982 through April of 1985, which means that the A-sides originate from the New Gold Dream and Sparkle in the Rain albums…
Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 886 | ~ 577 or 231 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7.56 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

In 1990, as Simple Minds continued to rampage full-steam into a downward slide of overwrought albums and evaporating relevance, Virgin U.K. began repackaging the group's singles as CD5s through the Themes series…

Simple Minds - Silver Box (2004) [5CD Box Set] Repost  Music

Posted by v3122 at Jan. 26, 2018
Simple Minds - Silver Box (2004) [5CD Box Set] Repost

Simple Minds - Silver Box (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin Records, 578 245 2 | ~ 2187 or 875 Mb | Scans(png) -> 4.47 Gb
New Wave, Pop Rock, Arena Rock

Silver Box is mostly made up of previously unreleased demos, radio & TV sessions and various live recordings from 1979 to 1995… and is also including—as a final bonus disc—their genuine twelfth studio album (of original material), Our Secrets Are the Same, originally recorded between April and June 1999 and originally planned to be released on its own in early 2000 but delayed many times and even cancelled until its final inclusion in this very box set…

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.