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BIG MUSIC : FOLLOWING UP:

Lots happening. Aussie tours. Acoustic tours....other stuff about to be announced as well. But let's not forget we are pushing ahead/getting excited with the follow up to BIG MUSIC. And that bring us today to London where we don't even have time - for tea breaks.

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BIG MUSIC : FOLLOWING UP:

Lots happening. Aussie tours. Acoustic tours....other stuff about to be announced as well. But lets not forget we are pushing ahead/getting excited  with the follow up to BIG MUSIC. And that bring us today to London where we dont even have time - for tea breaks. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8a9WVnqML8

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Lisa WyerAre you managing to see U2 this year jk?

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Tony BlackIts great to see the demand for Simple Minds grow exponentially every time they ring a change. It proves decisions to break new ground your own way are always the best. Looking forward to introducing my father in law Pat to the live minds experience at Gateshead. 74 is no age at all to get your first minds gig under your belt.

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Ben WheelerCan't wait JK, really hope the new album sees the light of day this year. The wait is agonising!

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Dimi DuboisSimple minds miss me. It is a part of my life. I hope to see again my life as quickly as possible in concert. Feel the fire, still and the emotion always.

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Allan McKenzieAussie Tour and new album in the same year, couldn't ask for more as an Aussie fan Jim!

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David FaganCan't wait good luck Jim.

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Leslie Pegues MolieriJust woke up to my alarm "Broken Glass Park". BIG MUSIC will be a tough act to follow JK, but I have faith in y'all! Can't wait for the upcoming tunes. Enjoy your studio time! Cheers!

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Dean BarrowcloughCan't wait to see you Live again this year ,an announcement that you are coming back to Carlisle would be the icing on the cake Jim!!

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Tracy DrenicWas only thinking about the Big Music follow up on the way home from work tonight, JK, as I have Big Music on in the car at the moment! As for the cup of tea..get kettle on! If your brewing, JK, then don't mind if do, Thank you..haha!..I have got the biscuits! 🙂

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Jonathan SweeneyJK/SM, sorry to be parochial but you always forget NZ. It's like an Aussie band talking about a British tour and they have Irish dates. Irrespective of me being a boyo you know you have a loyal following in NZ!! Just saying...

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Flori Baxeras FrigolaEvery time I listen to this song "Big Music" I like it more.... Unforgettable in Edinburgh....Has nerve and claw ... not if I understand Lol !!

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Mak EfsiSo glad to hear you guys are still busy with new stuff. Don't lose your mojo and keep going. So many of us need your music!

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Nycki DaySo looking forward to the new music - any clues to the album title yet jk ?

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David CraigThe futures bright in the Minds camp. Im excited!

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Yvonne BirdHurry up! Waiting patiently for even bigger and better music..... whilst sipping a nice cuppa! 🙂

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Larelle Priptona ReadOoh..."other stuff" to announce? Please don't tell me I'll be needing to rob a bank?

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Tom Lee'other stuff about to be announced' !!! Sounds like that will cost me 🙂 ,already going to acoustic concerts in May & June. You lot going to give me more?

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Laura SimmonsStill nothing statewide, that you've been able to conjure up? We miss youuuuu 🙁

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Dave KellyCan't wait! Although enjoying Graffiti Soul all over again!

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Paul VeralloCan't wait Jim, acoustic tour, new album and 40 years! How do you find the time!! I thank you!!

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Steve HeighwayWoohoo I'm excited 😊 about this jk. Keep dreaming the same dream as me

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Stephen DuguidIt's an exciting time for Simple Minds this year . Can't wait to see you all at the Sage in May for the Acoustic tours 🤞🏼

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Michael Bagger LeesOoh more stuff for me to remix then. Happy is the man

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Laurence AlexanderNice memories for me in Douai and Paris on Big Music Tour 🙂 x

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Kath ChamberlainPush on...Can't wait for April. This is going to be a good year! ❤

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VINYL: Fave Simple Minds 12 inch remixes? I am fond of Leckie's and our very first12inch - I Travel. I do like Lillywhite's Speed Your Love. I can't remember who did the Hypnotise extended - but I loved it. Ultimately Johnson's remixes of Honest Town and Midnight Walking are rather splendid.

What are your fave 1980s 12-inch singles and remixes incidentally?

www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/12/readers-recommend-share-your-1980s-12-inch-singles-and-remixes
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VINYL: Fave Simple Minds 12 inch remixes? I am fond of Leckies  and our very first12inch - I Travel. I do like Lillywhites Speed Your Love. I cant remember who did the Hypnotise extended - but I loved it. Ultimately Johnsons remixes of Honest Town and Midnight Walking are rather splendid.

What are your fave 1980s 12-inch singles and remixes incidentally?

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jan/12/readers-recommend-share-your-1980s-12-inch-singles-and-remixes

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Larelle Priptona ReadI did love Francois Kevorkian's U2 mixes, especially of New Year's Day and Two Hearts Beat As One. My SM faves mix around all the time. The latest fave is a Love Song mix that came out for the Glittering Prize best of. I love that Mylo mix of PYAM too. Kenny's little bit at the end. Love that. Tomecraft mix of Spaceface is the ultimate though. I dunno why, really. Just makes me super, super happy, jumpy and dancey.

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Anthony McDonaldThe 12" remixes from all 3 Sparkle in the Rain singles a definitely my favourite SM. I also love Big Country's Wonderland - The Cult's Resurrection Joe - Talk Talk's Such a Shame - China Crisis Hannah Hannah. Altered Images Don't Talk to me About Love. So so many great ones,I could go on and on

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R. Todd RichardsThe recently released alternate mixes of "Alive And Kicking" aren't to shabby - but specifically 12" singles I love "Sanctify Yourself" and "Kick It In" - mostly because they are both extreme......

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David JohnsonWar Babies by Johnson Somerset is one of the best 12" / extended versions, NGD 12" and love the Honest Town extended version. I did have some of the White Spaces remixes and the Different World remixes all very good.

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Jason BeardsallI loved Johnson Somerset's Big Music remixes, but it's still Julian Mendelsohn's extended version of See The Lights that is my favourite of all the releases over the Years..I see all the others as simply remixes or extended versions whereas this is the definitive version of the song in my humble opinion.

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Jeremy DamsellGoing non SM here, I'm really rather fond of Torch Songs for the Heroine by Peter Godwin. Just love the ultra heavy drum beat mixed with an eastern vibe on the 12". It takes me away to another place entirely.

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Laura StephensonI recognise that image! It's the Old Vinyl Factory, a project I've been involved with to transform the old EMI/HMV Site in Hayes. Installation is by Studio Myerscough, our long term collaborator at AHMM. It's been amazing to find out who's records were pressed there....so do you think this might include any of yours?

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Richard SpasA Brass Band In Africa With Chimes. That was the song that won me over. It is the song that defines my high school years. I have never heard anything like is since.

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Dave KellyUS Remix of PYAM, Speed extended. But my favourite would have to be Waterfront. I love how some of the melodies have been isolated so you can just hear the beauty.

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Amanda MandryCombined wiith Ghostdancing and Oh Jungleland is my perfect extended vinyl.

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Rebekah AitkenInherited Speed Your Love last year from someone. Love it

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Elisabetta AjmassiIl loved "all the things she said" remix, I've been listening to it many and many times!

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Gordon Campbell RobertsonSo, I am going for one that no one has mentioned so far - Sweat in Bullet. The extended mix is so good because it has been stripped back. Non Simple Minds includes any Big Country single from The Crossing, Steel Town and The Seer. They did awesome 12"s. Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Annihilation Mix of Two Tribes is probably the best 12" of the 1980's very closely followed by the original Blue Monday by New Order. I could go on....

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Enrico MalvanoGhostdancing/Jungleland, Speed Your Love & Big Music Ep Remix

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Ron HutchisonTook me a fair few years to collect the set of 12"s, but I got there in the end. Speed Your Love To Me & the German remix of New Gold Dream are the two that stand out for me, and are very rarely off my playlist.

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Dave BadderThis for me ..technically not a remix but the live versions on the b side celebrate and glittering prize are awesome !!

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Ali NapierLove Song - my introduction to Simple Minds. Still fresh as a daisy

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Doug HarrI liked the rather upbeat remix of "King is White... -almost buoyant -very different

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Leslie Pegues MolieriAs for SM remixes to dance and eat hummus to... Alive and Kicking (Kevorkian mix) 😎

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Lee JonesI've always liked oh jungle land and sanctify yourself. bought those 12 inch vinyls back in the day. never understood why jungleland weren't a single. such a great song.

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Steven GreenhalghThe beginning of someone somewhere 12" the guitar is unforgettable.

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Claudia Deus"Speed Your Love To Me" and "Someone, Somewhere (In Summertime)" 🙂

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Nick BradburnYeah forgot about the German New Gold dream mix.....that's awesome too

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Ghislain GouréHi Jim! I once heard a very nice remix of "Rockets", but I can't remember the name of the remixer ... I love the official remixes of "Someone, Somewhere, in Summertime" or "Theme for Great Cities". Brilliant ! Big hug

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Gareth GreenwoodMany great ones but I really loved the "Ghostdancing" 12" because you got a 12" mix and an instrumental version of both "Ghostdancing" and "Jungleland", probably my two favourite tracks on "Once Upon A Time" 😀 As far as other folks go, the Extended Version of "Things Can Only Get Better" by Howard Jones is great, mainly because of the long instrumental section during the second part 🙂

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Simple Minds are back on the road in 2017 starting with a comprehensive tour of Australia & New Zealand. Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single ‘Love Song’ and first Gold album ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’. The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Waterfront’ spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.

 

“It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true. It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian and New Zealand audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing in both countries again.”
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General ticket release for New Zealand shows go on-sale at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

 

Simple Minds are back on the road in 2017 starting with a comprehensive tour of Australia & New Zealand. Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single ‘Love Song’ and first Gold album ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’. The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Waterfront’ spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.

 

“It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true. It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian and New Zealand audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing in both countries again.”
Jim Kerr

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

 

 

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Frontier Touring (indoor shows) pre-sale starts at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Thursday 18 August. Register at http://www.frontiertouring.com/signup

 

General ticket release for Australian shows go on-sale at 10.00am local time, [1.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

General ticket release for New Zealand shows go on-sale at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

 

Simple Minds are back on the road in 2017 starting with a comprehensive tour of Australia & New Zealand. Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single ‘Love Song’ and first Gold album ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’. The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Waterfront’ spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.

 

“It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true. It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian and New Zealand audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing in both countries again.”
Jim Kerr

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

 

 

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Frontier Touring (indoor shows) pre-sale starts at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Thursday 18 August. Register at http://www.frontiertouring.com/signup

 

General ticket release for Australian shows go on-sale at 10.00am local time, [1.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

General ticket release for New Zealand shows go on-sale at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

 

Simple Minds are back on the road in 2017 starting with a comprehensive tour of Australia & New Zealand. Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single ‘Love Song’ and first Gold album ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’. The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Waterfront’ spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.

 

“It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true. It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian and New Zealand audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing in both countries again.”
Jim Kerr

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

 

 

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Frontier Touring (indoor shows) pre-sale starts at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Thursday 18 August. Register at http://www.frontiertouring.com/signup

 

General ticket release for Australian shows go on-sale at 10.00am local time, [1.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

General ticket release for New Zealand shows go on-sale at 12.00pm local time, [3.00am UK] Monday 22 August.

 

 

Simple Minds are back on the road in 2017 starting with a comprehensive tour of Australia & New Zealand. Australia was the first country in the world to embrace Simple Minds, giving the band its first ever hit single ‘Love Song’ and first Gold album ‘New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)’. The love affair has continued ever since through countless chart-toppers like ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)’, ‘Alive and Kicking’, ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Waterfront’ spanning eight Top 20 albums and hugely successful concert tours.

 

“It’s been said Simple Minds has a love affair with Australia and I think that’s true. It was the first country anywhere in the world to give us success and from our very first tours, we’ve always had a wonderful bond with Australian and New Zealand audiences. We have so many fantastic memories and can’t wait to be playing in both countries again.”
Jim Kerr

 

“We would like to remind all of our fans and members that despite hearing announcements elsewhere regarding possible concert performances etc, it is only when the date is announced here at simpleminds.com that you can be sure the information is 100% official and that contracts have been agreed”
Simple Minds

 

 

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