Category Archives: Core Collection

Releases by groups that make up the serious bulk of my music collection. There are bands that I have been collecting for around 30 years or so.

Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 5]

[…continued from last post] This fourth Simple Minds concert was quite a different proposition from my perspective. I boarded the bus in 1981, when the third single from “Sons + Fascination” hit the streets. From the emergence of “New Gold … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 4]

[…continued from last post] I was impressed that the concert was entering the third act and only then did the band dip into their top selling “Once Upon A Time” album for the first time! That was actually impressive to … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 3]

[…continued from last post] The familiar bass rondo that heralded “The Hunter + The Hunted” brought forth a shot of recognition from the crowd. This was one of the best deep cuts on “New Gold Dream [81, 82, 83, 84]” … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 2]

[continued from last post] When I had last seen Simple Minds, in 2013, they pulled a rabbit out of their hat by starting the show with “Broken Glass Park,” a vibrant new song I didn’t expect. This time they were … Continue reading

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Simple Minds @ The Tabernacle – Atlanta 10-8-18 [part 1]

So I have already discussed the pain and degradation of buying the tickets for this Simple Minds show earlier. I was no fan of the fact that if I wanted a block of five tickets for Simple Minds in Atlanta … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | ABC – The Lexicon of Love II

Phew! In spite of wanting this since the release was teased in… 2016, it’s taken me over two years to finally obtain the new ABC CD. This was strictly down to the inability of the band’s website to sell me … Continue reading

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30 Days: 30 Albums | Orchestral Manœuvres In The Dark – Access All Areas

This album was conspicuously absent during the OMD Rock G.P.A. as it was always the most peripheral release of the band. I included all of the self-released live albums by the group but not this one. This was a BBC … Continue reading

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