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|1. Stay Visible|
|4. Different World|
|5. Underneath The Ice|
|7. Black And White|
|8. Kiss The Ground|
But this spanking new effort, while powerful, boasts a distinctly ethereal quality, softening the stomping stridency of the Simple Minds we knew in the 1980s. Opening track "Home" flirts with an intriguing new sound, haunting yet uplifting with Kerr at his dramatic best, while "Sparkle In The Rain" shimmers with chiming glory.
Packed with potential crowd-pleasers, Simple Minds may have stuck wisely with their winning New Gold Dream formula, but they've brought it rocketing up to date. Fans will be gleefully punching the air within minutes. Dissenters, well, they might just be converted. --Jack Smith
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From the opener Stay visible we know that Jim, Charlie & co are on great form. The songs, once you get to know them, are classic Minds and we have enough variety to ensure that there is depth, and keeping the number of tunes short just keeps you coming back for more.
Upon the first listen or 2, the more immediate tracks stand out (Stay Visible, Home, Jeweller, Stranger). However, the real gems are the tracks that are not so immediate, nameley Different World, Underneath the Ice, and Dolphins.
The last track, Dolphins is the best track I have heard from Simple Minds for many a year, and shows a more layered experimental, and thoughtful side that I thought we would never see again.
Welcome back guys, this album deserves to do well.
Stay visible, jeweller, and the single Home proves very much that SM are back and that they mean it. Dolphins and the tiltletrack Black and White is among the best work SM ever did.
A highly recommendable cd, which is a must have, not only for old fans but I'm sure that also new fans will " see the lights "