Collecting Simple Minds In The 21st Century [part 3]

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[continued from previous post]

We persist in listing the many singles in many territories that Simple Minds issued like dandelion seeds in the 21st century.

Part 3


simple-minds-onestrpcloserit12aBiba-Rom
One Step Closer
ITALY 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 039 | 2003

  1. One Step Closer (Phunk Investigation India Mix)
  2. One Step Closer (Funky Junction & Mowree Mix)

This was weird. Biba-Rom was Jim Kerr and Italian dance DJ Armando Maggiorana of Phunk Investigation/White Spaces. They tested the waters here first before the flood of remixes  credited to White Spaces ensued.


biba-rom-dyfamit12aBiba-Rom
Don’t You [Forget About Me] [2003]
ITALY promo 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 041 | 2003

  1. Don’t You Forget About Me (Phunk Investigation In The City Mix) 8:15
  2. Don’t You Forget About Me (Andrea T. Mendoza Vs Tibet Club Mix) 6:11
  3. Don’t You Forget About Me (Phunk Investigation Etna Dub Mix) 7:25

Two mixes figure only on this record.


simple-minds-dyfammixit12aWhite Spaces Feat. Jim Kerr
Don’t You [Forget About Me] [2003]
ITALY 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 049 | 2003

  1. Don’t You Forget About Me (White Spaces Main Mix) 3:12
  2. Don’t You Forget About Me (Gerret Frerichs’s Radio Mix) 3:12
  3. Don’t You Forget About Me (Perky Park’s Radio Mix) 3:47
  4. Don’t You Forget About Me (Eyerer’s & Laib’s Radio Mix) 3:42

Four more short remixes, all elsewhere.


White Spaces Feat. Jim Kerr
Don’t You [Forget About Me] [2003]
ITALY promo 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 050 | 2003

  1. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Adam Dived Remix) 8:05
  2. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Stefano Sorrentino Remix) 7:50

The longer Italian remixes were promo-only.


white-kerr-alivekicking2004itp12aWhite Spaces
Alive + Kicking [2004]
ITALY 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 057 | 2004

  1. Alive & Kicking (Frank O. Vocal Mix)
  2. Alive & Kicking (Javith Simple Mix)

If they could turn “Don’t You [Forget About Me]” into a club track, why not the even more boring “Alive + Kicking?” I almost want to hear this!


white-kerr-alivekicking2004p2itp12aWhite Spaces
Alive + Kicking [2004]
ITALY 12″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 058 | 2004

  1. Alive & Kicking (Phunk Investigation Mastica Dub) 7:41
  2. Alive & Kicking (White Spaces Electro Decade Mix) 5:54
  3. Alive & Kicking (Niki B & Christian E.F.F.E. Rmx) 9:50

But do I want to hear 23 more minutes of it?


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Don’t You [Forget About Me] [2003]
ITALY 10″ | Absolutely Records ‎– ABR 066| 2004

  1. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Danny McMillian Remix) 7:33

2004 brought this Italian single-sided 10″ single with a new mix.


simple-minds-dyfamozcdaWhite Spaces Feat. Jim Kerr
Don’t You [Forget About Me] [2003]
AUS CD5 | Big Records ‎– BIGS002| 2004

  1. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (White Spaces Main Mix) 3:12
  2. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Andrea T.Mendoza Vs Tibet Club Mix) 6:11
  3. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Gerret Frerichs’s Radio Mix) 3:32
  4. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Perky Park’s Radio Mix) 3:47
  5. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Eyerer’s & Laib’s Radio Mix) 3:42
  6. Don’t You (Forget About Me) (Stefano Sorrentino Remix) 7:50

The OZ CD5 has some tracks in digital here.


simple-minds-dyfamgrcdaWhite Spaces Feat. Jim Kerr
Don’t You [Forget About Me] [2003]
GREECE CD5 | Columbia ‎– COL 674847 1| 2004

  1. Don’t You Forget About Me (Martin Eryer & Oliver Laibs Remix) 3:43
  2. Don’t You Forget About Me (Ged Elettro Bitta Mix) 7:54
  3. Don’t You Forget About Me (White Spaces Main Mix) 3:12
  4. Don’t You Forget About Me (Perky Parks Radio Mix) 3:46
  5. Don’t You Forget About Me (Adam Dived Mix) 8:04
  6. Don’t You Forget About Me (Phunk Investigation In The City Mix) 8:14

And wouldn’t you know it? The scarce Greek CD5 has a unique mix!

Next: …More to come

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7 Responses to Collecting Simple Minds In The 21st Century [part 3]

  1. tim says:

    I really need to ask this, and not rhetorically, based on the vintage of these mixes how many does the community here think are actually good? Is there a way that you can try before you buy somehow? I doubt all of this stuff is on YouTube to stream first but really…..mixes from this era tend to be fizzle than sizzle.

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    • postpunkmonk says:

      Tim – That’s why I have avoided buying these for… how many years now? I’m just trying to get an handle of all of this …probable chaff. It’s hard enough to quantify just what I’ve not heard, much less own or even desire to own!

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      • tim says:

        You need a Simple Minds mix collective that sorts these matters out, sort of a Consumer Reports of mix quality. I will say this, any mix with the word ”PHUNK” in the title should be avoided at all costs.

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        • postpunkmonk says:

          Tim – Good call! That’s a super valid idea for a website. Any venture capitalists ready to monetize that? Except that the dudes from Phunk Investigation wrote some of my favorite material from “Cry!”

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    • Echorich says:

      You’d be surprised how many of these mixes do make it to YT…the few I’ve investigated have given me no reason to worry myself that I don’t have them.

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      • tim says:

        Bedroom mixers are the best. There used to be a Depeche Mode mix clearninghouse called Kaiser’s DM Archive (RIP) and there was some damn good work there. With Pet Shop Boys two spring to mind, JCRZ and German Homer (GH is now defunct). Saint Ken has done some good stuff but all of his mixes have the same beat on it, Blade is good but he seems to gravitate to the tracks that I am least interested in. Seriously, why the Pet Shop Boys don’t hire that JCRZ guy to make mixes for each single is beyond me.

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        • Echorich says:

          You are SOOOO right Tim…JCRZ is absolutely brilliant. I have a few PSB playlists made up of just his remixes of their tracks. His remixes of Invisible, Thursday and especially his mash up of Vocal and Moroder’s Racer are wonderful.

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