The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late frontman Stuart Adamson and the recent addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will tour the U.S. this June in support of the forthcoming ‘The Journey,’ with at least six dates on the two coasts already confirmed.
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The reconfigured Big Country — with The Alarm’s Mike Peters filling in for the late Stuart Adamson and the new addition of original Simple Minds bassist Derek Forbes — will release a new album titled ‘The Journey’ this spring and embark on a world tour that will hit the U.K., Europe and North America.
A brand-new Simple Minds single — “Broken Glass Park,” off the band’s upcoming multidisc set ‘Celebrate — The Greatest Hits+’ — debuted today on BBC Radio 2, and you can hear it now via the BBC’s stream or the radio rip posted below (courtesy YouTube user Dennie Rijnsewijn).
Simple Minds today revealed the tracklist for the new best-of collection it first announced last fall, confirming that the band’s career-spanning ‘Celebrate — The Greatest Hits+’ will be released this spring in a 2CD, 36-song format as well as a 3CD, 50-song edition with each version featuring a pair of new songs.
Today we continue with more results from our Readers Poll 2012, this time counting down the Top 10 compilations, box sets and live albums, with titles from the likes of World Party, James, Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros, Roxy Music, The Specials, Skinny Puppy, Duran Duran and more.
The Church next year will release a live DVD capturing the band’s performance of three full albums — 1988′s ‘Starfish,’ 1992′s ‘Priest=Aura’ and 2009’s ‘Untitled #23’ — last December in Sydney, and is previewing the upcoming release by streaming each of the sets via Moshcam.com.
This week’s new releases include a 2CD live set from Simple Minds, an archival live album from Dinosaur Jr on vinyl and MP3, reissues from The Jam and The Blue Nile, a CD/DVD 30th anniversary live set from The Pogues and a collection of Elvis Costello songs used in films.
After focusing much of this year on performing cuts from the band’s first five albums, Simple Minds next March will release a new best-of collection — featuring two new songs —and then embark on a huge, 28-date greatest-hits tour of the U.K. featuring a career-spanning, two-set show with no opening acts.
Simple Minds last week announced plans to release a double-CD live album culled from this year’s “5×5 Live” tour of Europe, and now comes the full tracklist, which, keeping with the tour’s concept, draws five songs apiece off of each of the band’s first five albums. Check out the full tracklist.
Simple Minds are putting the finishing touches on a live album culled from this year’s “5×5 Live” tour of Europe, which found the band each night performing five songs off of each of its first five albums — ‘Life In A Day,’ ‘Real To Real Cacophony,’ ‘Empires and Dance,’ ‘Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Calling’ and ‘New Gold Dream.’
Bassist Tony Butler — who joined Big Country prior to the recording of its 1982 debut single ‘Harvest Home’ — announced this past weekend that he’s leaving the recently reunited band, writing in a message to fans that ‘after 32 years of incredible highs and a very tragic low, I feel that now is the time to look to new horizons.’
Thirty years ago today, Simple Minds released their fifth studio album, ‘New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84),’ considered by many to be the band’s commercial turning point after it hit No. 3 on the U.K. charts on the back of singles such as “Promised You a Miracle,” “Glittering Prize” and “Someone, Somewhere in Summertime.”
Welcome to the Week in Rock, where we round up all of the headlines posted on this site over the past week. This edition includes items about the Sex Pistols, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Simple Minds, Morrissey, The House of Love, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Fixx, Icehouse, Ministry and more.