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ITALY: Days later. Still feeling deep sadness re the on going tragedy within a country that has both given and means so much to Simple Minds. JK ... See MoreSee Less

ITALY: Days later. Still feeling deep sadness re the on going tragedy within a country that has both given and means so much to Simple Minds. JK

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Stefania IottiIn 2012 you came in Modena after the earthquake, with your music we had a moment of happiness. Thank you for your kindness also in this moment, grazie mille Simple Minds

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Giuseppe RussoThanks Jim and SM. I live near the earthquake places. Thanks for the attention and kindness to all the people around the world.

1 day ago   ·  13
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Sue BarbosaThanks Jim and SM for your thoughts and for all the music which brings Italy to mind: "I Travel" being a prime example. My first husband was Italian and we travelled Italy widely during our marriage - Taormina was a particular favourite of ours even before we knew about Villa Carlotta. Recently made friends with a diamond pal from Milazzo Claudio Talotta. So love affair with Italy starting all over again!

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Katia MottaIn Italy we can never understand enough how important it is to protect our Land and People. We still have a long way to go, unfortunately :(

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Simona FiniGrazie Jim...it's a very sad moment for us. Your words are very important for italian fans. I know that you pray with us for all victims.

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Simona MarchesiniThank you Jim ❤️Our politicians have many words about earthquake but do few actions and each time we see the same scenes ...and people die.

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Ally LouiseThere is a collection through red cross and Italian society here in Melbourne. If any one can give please please do. These people are in need of so much love and support and hope. And just to know we care xx

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Raffaele KaimanoThanks jk and simple minds <3

1 day ago   ·  1
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Nicola De PalmaGrandi in assoluto Simple Minds!

1 day ago   ·  1
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Lisa MoranJust terribly sad 😢 and unfortunately nobody is safe when mother nature strikes Love ❤ to Italy and everyone concerned xx

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Sabine MarowskiYes I am really sad about that tragedy. I think of all people who lost their families, children, animals, or friends <3 <3

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Massimiliano BenzoniSempre grandissimi Simple Minds ! Siete e sarete sempre nel mio cuore !

1 day ago   ·  2
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Monica FrancesconiThank you Jim, for loving Italy so much...

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Sabrina GiuzziGrazie mille caro Jim and Simple Minds❤

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Tim RenwickVerona was the best music video concert ever produced. Benne graci

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Silvia ZaccagniniGreat people, as always, you and the members of the band. Thanks a lot, Jim.

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Tricia DicksonI love Italy, too, and it breaks my heart to watch the devastation on the TV.

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Linda Bendall GallowayAt concert in Malcesine last night where we stood for minutes silence for the victims!! So sad 😔!

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Shawn DueckPeople can donate online to the Italian Red Cross here: www.cri.it/terremoto-centro-italia

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Alessia LazzeriniGrazie Jim, la tua umanità ti rende un grande. Per questo mi piaci. God bless you!

7 hours ago
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Mariella Tabbitagrazie,per l'affetto, grazie per essere anche un pò voi italiani

1 day ago   ·  1
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Marcela CharmedAND TO ME TOO, MY ANCESTORS WERE BORN THERE, MY ROOTS, IT S REALLY SO SAD :(

19 hours ago
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Anita ClimintiGrazie ragazzi !!!

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Marcello SalisGrazie di cuore Jim

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Adriana MussolinGrazie mille Simple Minds grazie Jim for your sweet thought. It's another big tragedy we are passing through.. It's all so sad indeed. The problem is also to know why we do not learn anything from the past....adri

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The final song on an album has a magical quality, like the end of a long journey or the credits rolling on a movie. Here is a selection of album closers from the band. What would be your favourite songs to end an album with?

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The final song on an album has a magical quality, like the end of a long journey or the credits rolling on a movie. Here is a selection of album closers from the band. What would be your favourite songs to end an album with?

https://open.spotify.com/user/simple_minds_/playlist/4xWlMA8TxFqXcYzz92Xphu

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Patrick LindbergThe ultimate final song on an album is when the listener thinks this is the final song ever, like it's THE END. I don't think that Simple Minds has done that on any album. However there are songs that could have qualified for that. East at Easter (especially Live version) has that feeling. And the closing song New Gold dream on album Live - In the City of Light album gives me still goosebumps when Jim says final words "Goodnight"

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Jason BeardsallCome a Long Way is, personally, a favourite album closer of mine...it and Once Upon A Time are perfect bookends to the rest of the tracks. Also always loved how When Spirits Rise worked so well at closing Street Fighting Years but opening the gigs for the tour..it just soared! Non SM.....In Your Eyes on Peter Gabriel's So. Such an uplifting end to an amazing album.

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Scott SimpsonNew Gold Dream takes some beating on the Live in the City of Light album it's the perfect ending to a full on energetic live set , This Time is a real favourite of mine,,,also Afterlife / arcade fire love that track

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Yvonne BirdDepends on the type of album, really. Even though it is already the closing track for Big Music, 'Spirited Away' would be a beautiful ending on an acoustic album. If it were to be a celebratory album, then 'Alive & Kicking'. But 'Riders on the Storm' would also be a rather nice ending, too. :-)

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Steve ColinMurder story which doesn't have a proper end of the song but a great end track including a great Burchill slide effect. I agree to say that there have been so many great end tracks on many Minds albums giving good "credit" to the splendid song collection.

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Tracy DrenicMine would be "Let It All Come Down" (fav version is from Big Music Live) or "Cry" or "Spirited Away", ok sorry I've chosen three but when a song makes the hairs stand up because of how Jim sings it & Charlie's guitar with the perfect musical sound from the band, then it's got you and those three do that for me & I do love them so. :-)

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Claudia TuckerKinda agree with Jason Beardsall. Though for me at the moment it's not album closers but soundtrack closers working on the ending of the WIP. Was going to take the protagonist to a Christian Kane gig cause her date likes his music and she's Come a long Way in her life. Maybe I could take him to a Minds gig as well. Hmmmm. Something to think about.

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Caren McNeePersonal favorite is 'Spirited Away' even though I'm a longtime fan. Can really identify with the lyrics and its a gorgeous sounding song. But 'when two worlds collide' is brilliant too.

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Gary VictoryI think Spirited Away on Big Music was a cool song to end with but the all time best SM end track has to be King is White and in the Crowd on New Gold Dream. Both tracks are pure class.

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Christine SollOne of my favourite albums is Neapolis, which completely swept me off my feet as it sounds so spaced out, it really does. Only the final track sounds a bit weird, after that stunning Andy Warhol- Track. With Black and White I think Dolphins is just the perfect song to end a smashing album with. It`s goosebumps allover with me...

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Daniel KelsoCome a long long, come a long long way, Ooooh wohhh! Just a great closing track. Love those final drum fills!! 👌 Dolphins was also the perfect track to close a stellar album. Whenever I construct my own SM playlists, I'm in the habit of putting Belfast Child last. Seems to work for me.

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Anatis SpectatoremWhen two worlds collide - just love that song! My favourite album closers are Shake off the ghosts, When spirits rise & The floating world. :)

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Nigel WilliamsNew gold dream live slowed down version on Live in the city of lights, stunning atmospheric sound and haunting at the same time. Would love to hear Simple Minds bring this version back to the live set list, would be just awesome!

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Theodore CormeyFor SM it's "Dolphins". A sampling of others includes Eno's "Final Sunset" (Music For Films), Robyn Hitchcock's "Aquarium" (Eye), The Church's "Hotel Womb" (Starfish), The Cure's title track off Pornography & "Stamina" off The Jezabels' most recent album.

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Phill JonesNew Gold Dream on Live in City of Light , truly amazing diff version of song they only played once I believe .Summed up album and that era superbly

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John DeggCome a long way....streets ahead as a personal favorite! Love the power and build up...drums are solid!! Singing is ok too, haha!!

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Flori Baxeras FrigolaI would like to "Concrete and Cherry Blossom" hahaha.. I always ask the same song Jim, but I did not get a chance to see live in 2015 and it seems that we have a little forgotten, and I'm dying to hear "Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel" someday we will have the opportunity, come say yes....please...

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Giuseppe GilibertiThe best simple minds closer is Let it all come down which in fact ends Street Fighting years. What's next is not SFY, but it's the Ballad of the streets EP

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David SmithThere is no doubt about this one in my book. It has to be Scar. It's magical & hypnotizing, especially the live version on the Live 5 x 5 album.

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Mike SpencerBesides the obvious early ones like Scar and King Is White... I'm quite fond of The Floating World from Cry, it's a great dance tune.

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Carolin NiedersachsenThere's always WHEN TWO WORLDS COLLIDE in my mind! And: When Spirits Rise. .....I just heard "Famous last words" by Tears for Fears. What a title for the last song, don't you think so???????

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Derek LindersBest ever - White Shadow by Peter Gabriel. The sound of the Frippatronics repeating in the locked groove - genius! Best SM closer? This Is It on Graffiti Soul (Although Murder Story with its abrupt ending is amazing, too)

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Claudia DeusMmm... "Hypnotised" as a song that closes a compilation album of ballads from Simple Minds :)

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Dave KellyNew Gold Dream on City of Light was a great closer. Mothers of the Disappeared on the Joshua Tree another.

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Andy WilliamsCome a long way to end all albums it's a beautiful song with a truly great sound it makes me shiver to the core every time I hear it

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‘Midnight Walking’ is directed by Roger Sargent and taken from Simple Minds latest album ‘BIG MUSIC‘ out now. Having just completed a major European and UK tour, the band are currently writing and recording their 17th Studio Album.

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“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

“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”
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Dortmund - Night of the Proms 2016 @ Westfalenhalle | Dortmund | North Rhine-Westphalia | Germany

Jim and Charlie will perform a set of classic Simple Minds songs with a full orchestra and production around Europe as part of ‘Night Of The Proms’

 

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“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

“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”
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Jim and Charlie will perform a set of classic Simple Minds songs with a full orchestra and production around Europe as part of ‘Night Of The Proms’

 

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“Night of the Proms is one of the most visited and most attractive musical events in Belgium and in Europe. It takes the audience on a journey through rousing and familiar classical repertoire, timeless pop classics, sing-along tunes and get-up-and-dance music, all of this backed by a mind-blowing visual and aural setting. The regular Night of the Proms orchestra Il Novecento conducted by Robert Groslot, a choir and an Electric Band lead by John ‘Music’ Miles play music from the last three centuries in such a joyful manner and with such verve, that everybody is carried away by their delightful performances. The orchestra will accompany international pop artists who enrapture the very lively audience with their greatest hits.”

 

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