Tag Archives: Malcolm Garrett

Heaven 17 Return Triumphantly To 12″ Singles

  Heaven 17: Pray UK 12″ [2014] Pray [October 2014 mix] Illumination [October 2014 mix] If one can remember back to the distant hazy time of September 2014, I had posted about the “Tour Of Synthetic Delights” that stalwart synth … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Sidebar 1: Ranking The Cover Art [part 5]

ALBUM 9: Live In The City of Light | 1987| designer: Assorted iMaGes Malcolm Garrett returned to the design duties for the next album, but I must ask… at what cost? Jim Kerr has quipped in the press five years earlier that … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Sidebar 1: Ranking The Cover Art [part 4]

ALBUM 7: Sparkle in The Rain | 1984| designer: Assorted iMaGes When Simple Minds followed a dramatically different tangent on their follow up to the breakthrough “New Gold Dream” album, designer followed along, albeit with one foot in the past. The … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Sidebar 1: Ranking The Cover Art [part 3]

ALBUM 6: New Gold Dream [81, 82, 83, 84] | 1982| designer: Assorted iMaGes Last post had a comment from Echorich stating that “Malcolm Garret had his finger of the pulse of the 80s.” With their next album, one might be tempted to … Continue reading

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The Collector’s Sickness – Will Someone Please Explain… The Reason For This Strange Behavior?

It was at a record show in… well, it feels like 1992, when I came across a dealer with early Duran Duran/Arcadia 12″ singles from the group’s imperial period. I had bought some of these back in the day during … Continue reading

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Want List: House Of Illustrious Boxed Set

It has come to this Monk’s attention that a new, 10-CD boxed set of experimental music by The Clarke & Ware Experiment will be unleashed upon the waiting world after a suitably long gestation period. The box encompasses the two … Continue reading

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Book Review: Magazine | The Biography – Helen Chase

Helen Chase’s biography of Magazine was a book that I was eager to buy. That says reams, since over the last decade, I’ve thinned many books out of my “library.” This is because I have come to realize that music … Continue reading

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