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On November 11, 2016.

On November 11, 2016, “Caroline International” label released “Acoustic”, the seventeenth Simple Minds studio album. It was recorded in 2016, at “Gorbals Studio” in Glasgow, Scotland, and was produced by Gavin Goldberg and Andy Wright. The album features  acoustic studio recordings of previously released songs.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr – vocals
  • Gordy Goudie – guitar, harmonica, arranger
  • Lewis Chapman – percussion, programming
  • Charlie Burchill – guitar, accordion, arranger, programming
  • Ged Grimes – bass, background vocals
  • Cherisse Osei – percussion
  • KT Tunstall – vocal
  • Sarah Brown – background vocals
  • Gavin Goldberg – programming, engineer, mixing
  • Stuart Crouch – art direction, design
  • Ruth Rowland – hand lettering
  • Paul Cox, Paul Khera, Eric Misko, Alan Wild – photography

Track listing:

  1. The American
  2. Promised You a Miracle
  3. Glittering Prize
  4. See the Lights
  5. New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
  6. Someone Somewhere in Summertime
  7. Waterfront
  8. Sanctify Yourself
  9. Chelsea Girl
  10. Alive and Kicking
  11. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  12. Long Black Train

 

In August 1981.

In August 1981, “Virgin” label released “Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call”, the fourth Simple Minds album. It was recorded in 1981, and was produced by Steve Hillage. “Sons and Fascination”  and “Sister Feelings Call” were two separate albums, assembled from the same sessions and released at the same time and, in some instances, sold as a double-LP set.

Personnel:

  • Jim Kerr– vocals
  • Charlie Burchill– guitars
  • Mick MacNeil– keyboards
  • Derek Forbes– basses
  • Brian McGee– drums
  • Ken Lockie
  • Jaqui

Track listing:

Sons and Fascination

All lyrics by Jim Kerr, all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

  1. In Trance as Mission
  2. Sweat in Bullet
  3. 70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall
  4. Boys From Brazil
  5. Love Song
  6. This Earth That You Walk Upon
  7. Sons and Fascination
  8. Seeing out the Angel

Sister Feelings Call

All lyrics by Jim Kerr, all music by Jim Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Mick MacNeil, Derek Forbes and Brian McGee.

  1. Theme for Great Cities
  2. The American
  3. 20th Century Promised Land
  4. Wonderful in Young Life
  5. League of Nations
  6. Careful in Career
  7. Sound in 70 Cities” (Dub mix of “70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall”)