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For their fourth album in three years, Simple Minds signed on with Virgin and enlisted Gong's Steve Hillage as producer. The sessions continued the group's impressive run of high-quality output, but there are instances where ambition gets the best of them. Though their work with Hillage hardly spawned anything on a plane with the two albums that preceded it and the one that followed it, it's still a substantial piece of the Simple Minds puzzle. Bridging the art disco of… read more



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  • Avatar for dwlx
    Relistening to this album many years later, one can only regret that Simple Minds never hooked up with Eno. There are a number of tracks here that one could easily imagine being lifted into something magical by The Domed One.
  • Avatar for android1985
    pretty hard to choose between this and New Gold Dream as favorite SM album right now. Depends on the mood. And then there's Empires and Dance and Real to Real ....
  • Avatar for hearditfirst
    Steve Hillage should have been assigned to clean up the rather disappointing mess of NGDream. The two albums Sons / Sisters are their peak...
  • Avatar for CDPETE01
    you can hear the sound they heading towards instantly,infact the first track could have come New Gold Dream,except that is'nt possible.I never heard this but I think I need to invest in some of the pre 1982 albums.

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