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Simple Minds Exhibit Staying Power On “Direction Of The Heart” DLX UK CD [part 3]

[…continued from last post] Of the three songs here that Cherisse Osei played drums on, “Natural” was the clear winner for me. In all cases her drums were fine; it was the songs that either sank or swam. “Natural” managed … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Exhibit Staying Power On “Direction Of The Heart” DLX UK CD [part 2]

[…continued from last post] It’s strange to hear a Glitterbeat in the middle of a Simple Minds song, but “Human Traffic” didn’t bother asking our permission. The band had pulled this gambit once before on their [second recorded] cover of … Continue reading

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Simple Minds Exhibit Staying Power On “Direction Of The Heart” DLX UK CD [part 1]

Simple Minds: Direction of The Heart – UK – DLX CD [2022] Well, it’s been the requisite four years since the last Simple Minds opus. I really thought that “Walk Between Worlds” was the best album by Simple Minds since … Continue reading

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Forty Years Ago Today, Simple Minds Changed Everything with “New Gold Dream [81,82,83,84]”

I was planning on starting a thread about another Scot band today but an email I received from a friend in the predawn hours [he was on OZ time…] alerted me to the salient fact that on this day in … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two WOMADs: Classic 1982 Performances At 1st WOMAD Festival Coming To CD/LP

Back in 1980, Peter Gabriel was discussing musical options with the staff of The Bristol Recorder; an album-slash-magazine who had asked him for an interview and a few live tracks for their publication. One thing led to another and they … Continue reading

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Want List: Simple Minds’ 18th Opus, “Direction Of the Heart” In Pre-Order For October Release

Yesterday the unexpected news of a release date for the new Simple Minds album dropped. We will have our copies of “Direction of the Heart” on October 21st, 2022. Jim Kerr had been talking about this album that he and … Continue reading

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The Night Of The Proms: Middlebrow Eurokitsch?…Or The Final Frontier Of Your Obsessive Collection?

It was during the medium-high internet record collecting years around the turn of the century, that I became aware of a European phenomenon called “The Night Of The Proms.” This was begun in 1985 in Belgium by two students and … Continue reading

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