Tag: Simple Minds

New releases: Alison Moyet, Ride, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Big Star and more

New releases: Alison Moyet, Ride, David Bowie, Simple Minds, Big Star and more

Record Rack: A round-up of the week’s new albums, expanded reissues and/or box sets, appearing each Monday on Slicing Up Eyeballs. All releases due out this Friday unless noted. This week: Alison Moyet, Ride, Simple Minds, Big Star, Can, Matthew Sweet and Jason Loewenstein.

New releases: Simple Minds, Shriekback, Game Theory, Alien Sex Fiend, Roxy Music

New releases: Simple Minds, Shriekback, Game Theory, Alien Sex Fiend, Roxy Music

This week’s new releases include multi-disc box sets from Simple Minds, Alien Sex Fiend, Roxy Music and The Farm, new albums from Shriekback, The Rezillos and The Monochrome Set, a reissue from Game Theory, and a compilation of late-’70s and early-’80s post-punk tracks.

Simple Minds’ ‘Sparkle in the Rain’ to be reissued as hugely expanded 5-disc box set

Simple Minds’ ‘Sparkle in the Rain’ to be reissued as hugely expanded 5-disc box set

The spate of hugely expanded box-set reissues continues next year with Simple Minds’ breakthrough sixth album Sparkle in the Rain — featuring the singles “Waterfront” and “Up on the Catwalk” — set for re-release a a five-disc set featuring B-sides, remixes, BBC sessions, a previously unreleased concert.

New releases: Simple Minds, The Chills, A Certain Ratio, Ian Dury, Alphaville

New releases: Simple Minds, The Chills, A Certain Ratio, Ian Dury, Alphaville

This week’s new releases include a brand-new studio album from Simple Minds, plus a collection of BBC recordings by The Chills, a reissue of A Certain Ratio’s second album, a box set collecting studio albums from Ian Dury with and without the Blockheads, and a new Alphaville best-of.

Simple Minds to release new album ‘Big Music’ in November, announce big European tour

Simple Minds to release new album ‘Big Music’ in November, announce big European tour

Simple Minds this morning announced the release of Big Music — the band’s first new studio album in five years, and 17th overall — on Nov. 3, plus plans to spend much of the first quarter of 2015 on the road in support of the record, with a nearly 60-date tour of Europe and the U.K. planned from February into May.

Simple Minds complete first new album in 5 years, debut new track ‘Blindfolded’

Simple Minds complete first new album in 5 years, debut new track ‘Blindfolded’

Simple Minds have finished recording their first new studio album in five years — and 17th overall — and while details of the record’s release aren’t yet known, the band had debuted a new song that presumably will appear on the forthcoming LP. You can stream that track, “Blindfolded,” right here.

New releases: Simple Minds, Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell, The Specials

New releases: Simple Minds, Dream Academy, Tears For Fears, ABC, Soft Cell, The Specials

This week’s new releases include a live CD/DVD combo from Simple Minds, a new best-of from The Dream Academy, vinyl reissues of classic debut albums from Tears For Fears, ABC and Soft Cell, a live album from The Specials reissued on vinyl, and a new best-of set of 2 Tone ska.

Vintage Video: Simple Minds live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1982 — watch full 90-minute set

Vintage Video: Simple Minds live at ‘Rockpalast’ 1982 — watch full 90-minute set

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video we return to that treasure trove of quality early ’80s concert footage, the West German TV show “Rockpalast,” for this New Gold Dream-era performance by Simple Minds. Here, you can watch the full 90-minute performance by Jim Kerr and Co. filmed on June 6, 1982.

New releases: Bob Mould, Morrissey, Simple Minds, Neneh Cherry, The Woodentops

New releases: Bob Mould, Morrissey, Simple Minds, Neneh Cherry, The Woodentops

This week’s new releases include expanded reissues, on both CD and vinyl, of Bob Mould’s solo debut ‘Workbook’ and Morrissey’s ‘Your Arsenal,’ plus brand-new studio albums from Neneh Cherry and The Woodentops, and vinyl reissues from Peter Gabriel and The Afghan Whigs.

New releases: Bauhaus, Peter Murphy, The Jam, Soundgarden, Fields of the Nephilim

New releases: Bauhaus, Peter Murphy, The Jam, Soundgarden, Fields of the Nephilim

This week’s new releases include new Beggars Archive ‘5 Albums’ box sets from Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim and Gene Loves Jezebel, plus reissues of Peter Murphy’s ‘Love Hysteria’ and Soundgarden’s ‘Screaming Life’ and ‘Fopp’ EPs, plus a vinyl box set of The Jam albums and a CD box of Simple Minds records.

Jim Kerr: Simple Minds eyeing return to North America ‘for more shows next summer’

Jim Kerr: Simple Minds eyeing return to North America ‘for more shows next summer’

The pleading must have worked: With Simple Minds having just wrapped up their first North American tour in 11 years — a short run of just seven dates this past month — frontman Jim Kerr says “there are already discussions taking place to hopefully bring Simple Minds back for more shows next summer.”

Jim Kerr to Simple Minds fans: ‘We still need to have a lot more people’ at New York show

Jim Kerr to Simple Minds fans: ‘We still need to have a lot more people’ at New York show

This summer, after Simple Minds announced the band’s first North American tour in 11 years, frontman Jim Kerr made a somewhat unusual request of his fans: He publicly urged them to buy tickets to this month’s seven concerts, saying the group was testing the waters for possible future tours.

Jim Kerr to Simple Minds’ U.S. fans: Come see us this fall if you ever want us to come back

Jim Kerr to Simple Minds’ U.S. fans: Come see us this fall if you ever want us to come back

Simple Minds this week announced its first North American tour in 11 years, a surprisingly short 7-date trek that has left fans who don’t live in Los Angeles or the Northeast severely disappointed. Frontman Jim Kerr, though, says the band is testing the waters for a larger tour.

Simple Minds announce rare, 7-date North American tour — first in 11 years

Simple Minds announce rare, 7-date North American tour — first in 11 years

Simple Minds’ first North American tour in more than a decade will feature just seven dates this October, with new concerts announced today in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., Boston, Montreal and Toronto joining previously revealed shows in New York City and Red Bank, N.J.