Item limited to max quantity of Added to your basket. Sorry, there seems to have been an error. Please try again. Product Name Qty:. I don't think he deserved it and I have a lot of sympathy for him after the way he was treated. In December , Kerr retrospectively defended the changes in an online diary entry, although he admitted that MacNeil's departure had been a "colossal fracture".
He also paid tribute to his former bandmate and admitted that MacNeil had been irreplaceable. Simple Minds continued to record, hiring keyboard players as and where required.
The first of these was session keyboard player Peter-John Vettese who played live with the band at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Concert and on a short German tour.
He was subsequently replaced in the live band by Mark Taylor. In , Simple Minds returned with Real Life. The band toured to support the release, playing as a basic five-piece Kerr, Burchill, Gaynor, Foster and Taylor and cutting down on the extended arrangements of the last few large tours. Mel Gaynor left the band in to pursue session work and other projects, and for the next two years Simple Minds were on hiatus, releasing the compilation album Glittering Prize in Simple Minds returned to activity later in By now the band was officially a duo of Kerr and Burchill with the latter taking on keyboards in the studio, as well as guitar.
Hiring Keith Forsey the writer of "Don't You Forget About Me " as producer, they began to put together an album which returned to the uplifting arena rock feel of their Once Upon a Time days. With Gaynor now out of the picture, the remaining instrumentation was covered by session musicians although Malcolm Foster was included among the bass players used for recording. Good News from the Next World was released in The band toured to promote Good News from the Next World , with Malcolm Foster and Mark Taylor as touring bass and keyboard players and Mark Schulman who had played on the album on drums.
This was Foster's last work with the band, and Schulman returned to session work at the end of the tour. After being released from their contract with Virgin Records , Simple Minds made use of the skills of their original rhythm section, Derek Forbes and Brian McGee returning after respective eleven- and fourteen-year absences.
The band then reunited with Mel Gaynor for a studio session in early Gaynor was reinstated as a full-time member for the European tour which once again featured Mark Taylor on keyboards. After the tour, album recording sessions were interrupted by Kerr and Burchill's decision to play live without Forbes, Taylor or Gaynor as part of the Proms tour a series of orchestral concerts featuring a mixture of light classical and pop music. It was the only Simple Minds album released by Chrysalis Records , who refused to release the album in the U.
The music video for "Glitterball", the album's lead single, was the first production of any kind to film at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao , Spain. A European tour followed between March and July , undermined by problems with ill-health and contractual fiascos including a pull-out from the Fleadh Festival to be replaced by British rock band James. As Simple Minds' main writing team, Kerr and Burchill had continued to demo and originate material by themselves.
For the latest sessions they had shared studio space with a band called Sly Silver Sly who featured Jim Kerr's brother Mark previously the drummer with Gun and bass guitarist Eddie Duffy, and who were working with American songwriter Kevin Hunter.
While in the studio, the two writing and recording projects including the Hunter co-writes merged to become the sessions for the next Simple Minds album, Our Secrets Are the Same. Once again, Forbes and Gaynor found themselves out of the band: Mark Kerr became the new drummer and Eddie Duffy joined on bass guitar.
The displaced Forbes and Gaynor, having apparently been told that the band was not appearing at the festival, formed a new band of their own to play the same concert. Having delivered Our Secrets Are the Same to Chrysalis, Simple Minds then found themselves caught up in record company politics while Chrysalis, EMI and other companies attempted to merge with each other.
Originally due for release in late , the album remained unreleased after the band mired themselves in lawsuits with Chrysalis. In , the situation became even more complicated when Our Secrets Are the Same was leaked on the internet. Discouraged with their label's failure to resolve the problems, and with both momentum and potential album sales lost, the band once again went on hiatus.
Jim Kerr moved to Sicily and took up a part-time career as a hotelier, although both he and Burchill continued working together on various business interests and kept the idea of the band alive. Mark Kerr also contributed to the project this time as an acoustic guitarist and Burchill's co-writer on several songs while Kerr brought in various Italian musicians as collaborators, including Planet Funk and Punk Investigation. Neon Lights was the first to be completed and released later in Cry was released in April Although the album did not sell in great numbers in the U.
With Goudie opting to remain studio bound and Mark Kerr leaving the band again , Simple Minds once again recruited Mel Gaynor as tour drummer. The first disc includes the majority of the band's promotional videos. The second disc is devoted to Verona , the band's first video which was originally released in VHS format in It was upmixed to 5.
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Peter says:. Hi Paul, Just to advise according to the official site there were signed copies if the CD I still missed out though still happy with the vinyl anyway.
Gary C says:. Ben Williams says:. November 11th has to be the busiest release day ever! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Shop Price gbp Stock. Amazon uk. Amazon de. Amazon usa. Amazon fr. There is minimal shelfwear to the sleeve and the vinyl remai ns in excellent condition with little sign of any play SMXT3.
The picture sleeve shows very little wear and, aside from a few very light paper scuff s, the vinyl is in excellent condition VS There is a little ringwear and edge scuffing to the sleeve however, despite a couple of hair line surface scuffs, the vinyl remains in excellent condition VS The sleeve has some minor storage wear, whilst the vinyl books barely played VS The disc has minor signs of play and comes issued in the custom 3" card picture sleeve which displays light edgwear but retains its original bubble pack outer SMXCD5.
This coy remains in nearas new condition. The box has only minor edgewear and the contents are near mint SMXB3. The sleeve shows only the slightest of shelfwear and the vinyl has a few light hairlines to indicate pla y SMXT6.
Dutch Top Single Top Top 40 Singles. Singles Top Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 JuneHeavenly, dense, timeless synth-pop. Bass lines that jump out of the speaker, take you by the waist and have their way with you. The vocals lay low in the mix and let the bliss of the synths and the heat of the rhythm do most of the work. When this truly hits (Summertime, Promised you a Miracle, New Gold Dream) it's the best of it's kind. Discovering this album felt like unlocking a magical door.