In het openingsnummer Swimming Towards The Sun op de bonus-cd die bij de deluxe edition Big Music zit, geeft de stemming goed weer. Simple Minds zoekt het weer eens bij zichzelf. Evengoed geldt dat de actualiteit het geluid heeft ingehaald en dat geldt voor vrijwel alle tracks op het album. De genoemde bonustrack is niet de enige die al jaren rondzweeft binnen de Simple Minds-geschiedenis.
Big Music is zorgvuldig opgebouwd uit diverse nummers waar al jaren aan wordt gewerkt en waarvan sommige zelfs al enige tijd op het liverepertoire staan.
November 4, 2 Min Read. Album Reviews , Music. Show Comments. Share Article:. This isn't an isolated incident. The other Cook collab, "Blood Diamonds," uses SM 's textured, synth-driven romanticism to blur vintage and modern dance pop. The quirky, fat kick drums and loops in the intro, and the choruses of "Kill or Cure" evoke glitch with four-on-the-floor basslines and synth pulses adorned with shimmering guitars in the verses. Despite the Cult -esque guitar riff in the intro, "Imagination" is a largely electro-driven rocker; it suggests Sons and Fascination more than it does anything else -- Gillespie 's multivalent keyboards are in accelerated swerve.
They revel in the cinematic drama of Kerr 's voice. The former contains the repetitive line "I'm on the rooftop" which unmistakably and unabashedly echoes "I'm on the catwalk This revisioning displays the song's continued appeal even when updated for the club floor.
Ultimately, Big Music is certainly that. Here Simple Minds have finally come to terms with all the fragments of their musical identity, focused them in a complementary manner, and delivered a whole with an unapologetic pop savvy and flair.
Blood Diamonds 7. Let The Day Begin 8. Concrete And Cherry Blossom 9. Imagination Kill Or Cure Broken Glass Park Spirited Away. Swimming Towards The Sun 2. Bitter Sweet 3. Liasion 4. Riders On The Storm 5. Dancing Barefoot 6. Blindfolded Original. Blindfolded full video 2. Adapted from album liner notes.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Big Music album. For the Machinations album, see Big Music Machinations album. Simple Minds. Pop rock synth-pop. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 18 December Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 24 November The Daily Telegraph.Big Music is the sixteenth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was released on 31 October by Sony Music. "Honest Town" was released as the lead single on 10 October The album was available to stream from 28 October