New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

Label
Virgin
Release date
13 Sep 2005
Running length
9 tracks
Running time
45:51

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Someone Somewhere in Summertime 5:59 25,673
2 Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel 3:50 10,341
3 Promised You a Miracle 3:57 101,357
4 Big Sleep 4:27 24,828
5 Somebody Up There Likes You 5:01 10,993
6 New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) 5:39 12,816
7 Glittering Prize 4:00 62,099
8 Hunter and the Hunted 5:55 9,653
9 King Is White and in the Crowd 7:03 8,421

About this album

One of Scotland’s finest imports, Simple Minds deliver a strong synth-reared release on New Gold Dream. This album harks the darker side of the band’s musicianship, and such material alludes to their forthcoming pop-stadium sound which hurled them into rock mainstream during the latter part of the ’80s. They were still honing their artistic rowdiness, and Kerr’s pursuing vocals were still hiding. But Simple Minds’ skill of tapping into internal emotion is profound on songs such as “Someone, Somewhere in Summertime” and the album’s title track. But the dance-oriented tracks like “Promised You a Miracle” and “Glittering Prize” are lushly layered in deep electronic beats — it was only a matter of time for Simple Minds to expound upon such musical creativity which made them a household favorite through the 1980s.

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