New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
 
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New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)

5 Dec 2005

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  Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (2002 - Remaster)
4:37
2
Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel (2002 - Remaster)
3:50
3
Promised You a Miracle (2002 - Remaster)
4:27
4
Big Sleep (2002 - Remaster)
5:00
5
Somebody Up There Likes You (2002 - Remaster)
5:00
6
New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (2002 - Remaster)
5:39
7
Glittering Prize (2002 - Remaster)
4:33
8
Hunter and the Hunted (2002 - Remaster)
5:54
9
King Is White and in the Crowd (2002 - Remaster)
7:02

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 4 Feb 2003
  • Release Date: 4 Feb 2003
  • Label: Virgin UK
  • Copyright: (C) 2003 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2003 Virgin Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 46:02
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  • ASIN: B002Q1VBZ4
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,647 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
I came to New Gold Dream quite late in the day. Just after Simple Minds had released Once Upon A Time in fact. It could not be more different, however. NGD has an amazing quality that even Jim Kerr admits could not be repeated now. This album has had such a profound effect on my life it's difficult to know where to begin. From the opening chiming bars of Someone Somewhere, to the closing refrain of King Is White, every track is a classic. There are very few albums released nowadays that do not have the occasional duff track, NGD has none. The album is about as complete a record as you are likely to find. Okay, so Simple Minds nowadays might be as hip as fluorescent socks, but in 1982 they were lauded by the likes of NME and Melody Maker as the coolest band in the world, the saviours of art-house rock. Kerr ponced around in frilly white shirts and heavy eye make-up, band photos were moody; atmosphere was the key and this brought pop music as close to Mahler as it's possible to get. Big Sleep, easily the stand out track, is a liquid hum, a golden treasure with resounding bass and spine-chllling vocals to match. The instrumental, Somebody Up There Likes You is, quite possibly, one of the most uplifting pieces of music ever committed to tape. Simple Minds never reached these dizzying heights again. Let this album reach for your soul - this is an essential addition to your collection!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kerr in the community... 8 Feb 2008
Format:Audio CD
Dazzled by the iridescence of 'Glittering Prize', this startled reviewer could easily be duped into thinking that the rest of 'New Gold Dream' would come hurtling apologetically in on its shirt-tails.
It is SUCH a good song, all glammed up and sinewy, with a killer ethereal chorus; Jim Kerr's deep echoey vocal sending a chill down even the most resistant spine.

But, one swallow doesn't make a summer and it's a big ask of anyone to come up with a whole album which can stand eye-to-eye with its wistful, beautiful offspring.
Fortunately, 'New Gold Dream' does.

It's superb. Nine exceptional songs cosseted in a thick, viscous production that allows them complete freedom to move into your consciousness and lurk there long after you've finished listening.

On the first few hearings it sounds like our sad ole friend 'Stad-Rock' is rearing it's artless and pointless head again but patience is giver of lasting reward here. Perseverance reveals all kinds of depth and nuance in the music, certainly above and beyond the highly polished veneer.

'Prize' itself is tucked away in a corner but this, of course, only goes to heighten its glory. The non-trumpeting of this neo-classic, in a way, sums up the recklessly brilliant core of 'NGD'
It sounds so effortless, you get the feeling they just knocked it together in a few hours; that the ideas came thick and fast one rainy Scottish afternoon (there is no other kind).
The deep, fluid melodies broke through, bathed in some kind of artistic Borealis half-light as the Simples lounged around a trendy café, smoking ciggies and quaffing expensive lager.

It even has, right at its heart (shock! horror!), that contradiction in terms, that elusive rock leper - the (gasp!) interesting instrumental!
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decadent beauty 4 Jun 2002
By F. Pearson VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
Despite my fondness for this album's successor, I'd say this is the last 'must have' Simple Minds album. Certainly it is the one that garnered the greatest critical acclaim, scoring highly in all of the critics' end of year polls, but it should sit behind Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call and Empires And Dance on your shopping list.
Its release, presaged by the very popular - although I thought rather lumpen -Promised You A Miracle, was accompanied by some odd interviews given by Jim Kerr, who described it as a "coffee table album". His uncertainty is understandable, since the album's polished surfaces and largely amicable material was well removed from the challenging - but, ultimately, more satisfying - fare to be found on its predecessors.
Perhaps this is due in part to the band's ongoing development as musicians, signalled by some almost jazzy leanings in places, but it must also be a by-product of Brian McGee's departure, hobbling the dynamic rhythm section that served as the engine room to the previous three albums. For the first time since their debut, Derek Forbes' bass is conventionally placed in the mix, almost concealing some of his best work, notably on Someone, Somewhere in Summertime. (In fact, he was invited back to overdub this part on the band's later live album, since John Gibling - an accomplished session player - couldn't play it properly.)
The album's high points are the title track and ever evolving King Is White And In The Crowd, caught here in its slowest form, but Simple Minds' high standards of quality are sustained, even if they themselves rapidly grew tired of Glittering Prize.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The real best of Simple Minds 15 Nov 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Minds got progressively stronger with each release and with NGD hit the peak of their career big time. Unfortunately, NGD is so good, the only way afterwards was down.I'd be surprised if NGD wasnt cited as a big influence by many of the major trance acts around now. Its got the lot, groove-laden, up front catchy bass lines, powerhouse drummming, spacey guitars..'I promised you a miracle' is perhaps the weakest track. The title track is a barnstormer that should be played at volume 11. NGD is by far the best recording from the electro/synth/new romantic scene of the 80's.Nothing else from that period comes close.Essential purchase for all lovers of things electronic/synthy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Brilliance
A band that cut it's teeth on doing the hard and hard working way. Lucky to have developed their style in an era when 'experimental' was acceptable. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Paula
5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful masterpiece! Please remaster!
This album is not mainly about tracks. It is a totality, an experience, a mystical journey into the inner true self, and what to find there. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Gustaf
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterwork
This album is quite simply one of the best albums ever recorded. It contains 5 classic tracks in my opinion; Someone Somewhere In Summertime, Promised You A Miracle, New Gold... Read more
Published 7 months ago by MPA
5.0 out of 5 stars golden dream
Il be honest cant remember when i first heard this, I remember going to a local disco (remember those)they played I TRAVIL that was it, I went straight up to the dj who was that I... Read more
Published 13 months ago by gagsy
5.0 out of 5 stars SM at their peak.
Simple Minds where an amazingly inventive band.I first saw them supporting Magazine and was drawn in. Read more
Published on 23 Feb 2012 by baliboy
5.0 out of 5 stars 80's pop rock classic
Like many I first came to Simple Minds with "Don't you forget about me" and "On the waterfront" so I kinda missed this first time round. Read more
Published on 22 Feb 2012 by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars You don't have to be a fan
OK, I'll come clean, I'm not really a big Simple Minds fan. Growing up in the eighties though, you couldn't avoid them and they certainly produced some memorable songs, the most... Read more
Published on 10 April 2011 by H. A. Davis
5.0 out of 5 stars whoa different intro to "New Gold Dream" than US LP version!
I have the LP (original US release with marbled vinyl) and I think "new gold dream" is a different mix! This CD has more "rhythm unit" on that song.
Published on 3 April 2011 by Jack
5.0 out of 5 stars A summary of all that is good about 80s music
What a great album! I would suspect that this album has been criminally overlooked outside of the circle of dedicated Simple Minds fans (of which I was not one until I heard... Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2010 by Tom
2.0 out of 5 stars First Listen - Disappointing
I asked for this album on the strength of reviews that claim it as one of the best albums Simple Minds ever made, but I found it boring and instantly forgettable. Read more
Published on 5 Nov 2010 by J. Davies
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