Friday, December 9, 2016

Simple Minds




















Artist:  Simple Minds
Origin:  Glasgow, Scotland
Genre:  Post-Punk, New Wave, College Rock, Art Rock, Dance Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Alternative, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Synthpop

Original line-up:

Jim Kerr:  Lead Vocals
Charlie Burchill:  Guitar, Keyboards
Tony Donald:  Bass
Brian McGee:  Drums

Simple Minds are a Scottish Rock Band from Glasgow, formed in 1977 by Jim Kerr (Lead Vocals), Charlie Burchill (Guitar, Keyboards), Tony Donald (Bass), and Brian McGee (Drums).  They were the most commercially successful Scottish Band of the 1980s, and achieved five UK No. 1 Albums during their career and have sold 30 million records worldwide.














Title:  Acoustic  (2016)
Genre:  Post-Punk, New Wave, College Rock, Art Rock, Dance Rock, Contemporary Pop, Adult Alternative, Pop Rock, Alternative Rock, Synthpop
Label:  Caroline International
Rating:   *****

Tracks:

 1.  The American  (4:30)
 2.  Promised You A Miracle (feat. KT Tunstall)  (4:35)
 3.  Glittering Prize  (4:07)
 4.  See The Lights  (4:58)
 5.  New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)  (4:48)
 6.  Someone Somewhere In Summertime  (4:40)
 7.  Waterfront  (5:16)
 8.  Sanctify Yourself  (4:59)
 9.  Chelsea Girl  (4:28)
10. Alive And Kicking  (5:53)
11. Don't You (Forget About Me)  (5:16)
12. Long Black Train  (4:34)

Personnel:

Jim Kerr:  Lead Vocals
Charlie Burchill:  Guitars, Accordion
Ged Grimes:  Bass, Backing Vocals
Gordy Goudie:  Guitars, Harmonica
Sarah Brown:  Backing Vocals
Cherisse Osei:  Percussion

Acoustic is the first acoustic album by Simple Minds, was released on November 11, 2016 by Caroline International, featuring KT Tunstall, includes "Chelsea Girl".

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