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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… read more



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  • It's quite amazing to think of how many of these tracks have an amazing bass line, pretty much all of them
  • Still listen to the trax most days driving to work - timeless.
  • Their only great album from start to finish
  • New Gold Dream at age 30: http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2012/09/13/simple-minds-new-gold-dream-30th-anniversary/
  • Glittering pop
  • Love this album, every song is a winner, production is superb
  • My all-time favourite album. Even after all this time, it still shimmers.
  • outstanding!
  • p&c 1981
  • TOTAL ALBUM 7000/7000

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