Scottish rockers Simple Minds will celebrate their smash album New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) with a sprawling deluxe edition this summer. Released in the fall of 1982, New Gold Dream, Simple Minds' fifth studio effort, took the band to their highest summit yet as a rock ensemble. "Promised You a Miracle," "Glittering Prize" and "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" were their first three U.K. Top 40 hits, while the album peaked at No. 3. "Promised You a Miracle" got the group their debut
Well, this is it - the final big release week of the year! While next week will see releases slow to a trickle, this week is packed with exciting box sets and much more! Bruce Springsteen, The Ties That Bind: The River Collection (Columbia) 4-CD/3-DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada 4-CD/2-BD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon Canada This 4-CD/3-DVD or 4-CD/2-BD set celebrating The Boss' seminal album The River features a treasure trove of previously unreleased material across its 53 audio tracks
This week's Release Round-Up has box sets and deluxe editions a-plenty... The Pretty Things, Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky (Snapper) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) This box set is much in the style of last year's Small Faces set Here Come the Nice, and contains 11 studio albums on CD with 42 bonus tracks, two rarities CDs with 45 previously unreleased tracks, 2 DVDs including a new documentary by Reelin' in the Years Productions, a 10-inch replica acetate disc, posters, an art print, and a
Virgin Records, one of England's most iconic labels, turns 40 this year - and they're celebrating with a new compilation full of hits from their storied existence. The Virgin label was largely the brainchild of one young businessman named Richard Branson. The London-born Branson began his career selling records by mail order and later opening a shop on Oxford Street. The Virgin label was blessed with early success thanks to a willingness to sign acts that major U.K. labels were keen to dismiss.
The S.O.S. Band / Cherrelle / Alexander O'Neal, "Tabu Reborn" Vinyl Editions (Wave 1) (Tabu/Edsel) The start of a lengthy reissue campaign from Demon Music Group, these are 180-gram vinyl reissues of The S.O.S. Band's III (1982), Cherrelle's 1984 debut Fragile, and Alexander O'Neal's self-titled debut from 1985. Expanded editions of these albums come out on CD next week, followed by a great many more waves of product throughout 2013 and into 2014! S.O.S. Band: Amazon U.S. / Amazon
Scottish rock/New Wave band Simple Minds have been together in some form or another since 1977, and that near-35-year run of singles is about to be commemorated this spring with a new greatest hits set. Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+ will be available as a double or triple-disc set in March, and will feature, depending on which version you buy, up to 50 tracks from the group. The set spans the band's entire run, from their early years on Zoom/Arista at the tail end of the 1970s and beginning of
Various Artists, ZTT: The Art of the 12": Volume Two (ZTT/Salvo) A double-disc set of rare and unreleased dance mixes of vinyl classics, with a few rarities thrown in for good measure - and, as our post later today will explain, at least one Beatle! Simple Minds, Simple Minds x5 (EMI) The first five Simple Minds LPs - all pre-The Breakfast Club - expanded with vintage B-sides and remixes. Gilbert O'Sullivan, Back to Front: Expanded Edition (Union Square Music/Salvo) Gilbert's 1972
In 1985, Scottish rockers Simple Minds burst onto the American music scene in a big way with "Don't You (Forget About Me)," the chart-topping theme to iconic teen drama The Breakfast Club. Before their brush with John Hughes-induced fame, though, the band released a batch of increasingly successful post-punk and New Wave records between 1979 and 1982. This winter, to coincide with the "5x5 Tour" in Europe, which will see founding members - singer Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill -