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SONS AND FASCINATION - SIMPLE MINDS

As commented on an earlier post - in London for new album - tour artwork - photo session.
My fave London session in the past was when we shot some blurry pics around (New Covent Garden) that became the cover of our Sons And Fascination album.
The attached pic reminds me a lot of that style.
Coincidentally, been listening to that album recently...so many great memories!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmMuU6S3Mmc
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SONS AND FASCINATION - SIMPLE MINDS

As commented on an earlier post - in London for new album - tour artwork - photo session.
My fave London session in the past was when we shot some blurry pics around (New Covent Garden) that became the cover of our Sons And Fascination album.
The attached pic reminds me a lot of that style.
Coincidentally, been listening to that album recently...so many great memories!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmMuU6S3Mmc

 

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Another album with Sons and Fascination feel would be awesome, its a one off

My favourite Minds album!

That could be the next album cover!! Love Sons/Sister to bits, top of the list for me. So raw and industrial!

The artwork for Sons/Sisters is one of pop's best examples of visual enhancement and articulation of sound and music. Basically musical, architectural and photographic modernism blended in one. Building of course on the equally evocative artwork for Empires and Dance, for which I am particularly proud as a Greek 🙂 (the cover of E&D shows Athens).

My poster needs a straighten up in its frame...gone a bit skewed... Loving this sky you’ve brought back with you, Sir. If the photoshoot is happening outdoors, I hope it gets captured suitably...

Sons.... is another great Simple Minds album. I have fond memories of buying that in around 1984 (i was a little behind the times). And I loved it. Love Song, Sweat in Bullet and Seeing Out the Angel in particular. The design and photos on the cover were very striking too.

Just noticed the typo (don’t shoot me!)...but it’s a good one...(perhaps deliberate?) Covenant Garden? How very Halloween...

My first Simple Minds album. Still sounds majestic. Unbelievable, and somewhat cocky, that you decided to make a semi-double album. If The American had been included on Sons and fascination, you would have been superstars before NGD.

Hi Jim... Sounds great back to Simple Minds roots and i love that sound so much!! And also the art work..Can’t wait for it!!

Jim, life is full of memories, what would we do without them? God preserve us memory for many years to all 😉 Beautiful photo of "Big Ben" that will not ring his bells until 2021, where will we all be then? of course attending more concerts of Simple Minds, do not stop Jim !!

Those sounds... aww... I adored the 5x5 live because I could enjoy those sounds which I couldn't do in the early 80's aww... Sweat in bullet... 70 cities... (you were a God :v on stage! ..)

This was my all time favourite album of yours...and Love Song, my favourite track, reminds me of days gone by, in my hometown of Liverpool, Cagney’s nightclub, Thursday and Sunday nights, with the fabulous Steve Proctor at the decks, in the very early ‘80’s. Great memories! 🙂

Massively underrated album, completely ahead of its time. I’d love to hear an up to date version of Seeing out the Angel.

One of my favourite gigs of all time (Top 3) - Sons And Fascination/Sisters Feeling promotion tour at Coasters (nightclub!!) in Edinburgh. Like being in a club dancing to your favourite band. Like it? It was it!! Awesome 🍾

Aww Jim i love the pic. If i keep mentioning it, might you consider playing 20th Century Promised Land live. Only been asking for last 7 years!! 😂

Good luck with the new album photo shoots, JK. ☺ Just a little thought but as it's a special 40 years next year, how about a Simple Minds calender for next year? There has been some great album art works and photos of Simple Minds over the years (too many for 12 months I know) but maybe some special pictures or art works you guys perticularly liked, to put a SM calender together. Not sure how easy it would be to do or even if you would want to do one but it just a little thought, hope you don't mind me asking, and I would like to buy one if there was one..especially if it was a signed one. ☺

Seeing Out The Angel, League of Nations, This Earth You Walk Upon: three of the most original, brilliant, fascinating Dark Wave songs ever written! And I still don't know their meaning.😀

Loved hearing these songs on the 5 x 5 tour as I didn’t turn 16 until 85 I missed all those early tours and even though I’ve been to every tour since 86 that 5 x 5 show was one of my favourites of your shows. Thanks guys 👌

IF this new album is half as good as sons and fascination we are in for a real treat can't wait and get them tour dates up boys double lively 👍

Probably my first simple minds album I ever brought, still got the vinyl in the lift somewhere I think, will have to dig it out! I like the way your music and evolved

Amazing artwork equals amazing album along with sisters feelings is by far the best work ever and untouchable.

I heard a DREADFUL version of "Don't You Forget About Me" yesterday, just thinking about it gives me a migraine!! When ru coming to Atlants guys??

Oh, I'd always assumed those pics were taken in the US. Great album. I imagine cruising the interstates to that sound.

Looking forward to the new album but geez, I’m still so into Big Music!! Happy problem I would say!

Was a brilliant live tour..saw you live for the first time supporting magazine ,and many times since..

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SAY CHEESE!

Heading to London next week, all meeting to do photo session etc for new album artwork.
Hopefully we will get something that works with the feel and vitality of our new music.
Something fresh! Something kind of different?
Please wish us luck!
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SAY CHEESE!

Heading to London next week, all meeting to do photo session etc for new album artwork.
Hopefully we will get something that works with the feel and vitality of our new music.
Something fresh! Something kind of different?
Please wish us luck!

 

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Never work with children or animals 😂

By the way, you can always use one of my crappy works... I KNOW! You can’t blame a girl for trying. Maybe I do have a bit of “Sisu” after all...

Best of luck. I think Sons and Fascination and then New Gold Dream had the best artwork of all of the albums.

Great news about the new album! Can't wait for it to come out... As for the artwork; I like the photo you have used. I guess that's you in the chair Jim?; Andy on the left of the photo leaning on the... thing(??); Charlie behind you - hand-on-hip(?); and Ged on the right of the photo. Am I right?? 🤔 BTW - where's Mel, and the girls?!? 😮

Thank you. Thank you for making me laugh. I can’t tell you how much of a “pity party” I was having for myself until I saw this! 🙂

Ciao Jim ! Good luck !!! you...the best psychoterapist for me! thank you so much for meeting you in Taormina... Sure...your new music will be fantastic!

This might be good for the new artwork Jim feel free to make it happen good luck and best wishes from all of us.

How about a beautiful picture of Scotland with the aurora in the background you sang about it in your last album so fitting and bringing it back to grass roots as they say. I have loved your music since onice upon a time anything similar would be awesome love from all the steeles here in Barrow In Furness 🤗

Bring back the art motifs/emblems. Big Music had the rather clever "loudspeaker" motif. GNFTNW the leaf clover, Real Life the radiating heart, and of course LITCOL/SFY had the claddagh. Wonder what the next fase will bring....

I love the imagery of Malcolm Garrett‘s Celtic crosses and associate those covers as defining a Simple Minds brand. Is there any chance that could be updated or are you looking for something completely new?

Well, that kind of session, with animal costumes/heads (please don't)/other weird clothing would totally be suprising for everybody. But hey, you are known for stylish looks. Even those trousers from Live Aid weren't that bad, you know. 😉

If you let us know the title of the new album we might be able to help. 🙂 I really liked the cover of the last Deep Purple album "Infinite". But Simple Minds is different. Very curious what you guys come up with... Good luck. 🙂

Jk all the best I hope the next phase is the heart claddagh or the SFY or the Real life heart ❣ to bring a art that’s heart warming and the feel in the music. That delight the Fans like Me

Fantastic news !!! Can't wait to hear the next chapter of Simple Minds magic that is 'The Music'. Another album to no doubt inspire my daily life.

I'm daring myself to feel excited at that news. A great post to read after waking up this morning. 👍 The best of luck. Turn on your charm, Jim.

Hi ... I recommend all nice in shape. We wait for the news, I recommend you do not leave the album on Christmas ... 😀

Fantastic news this has got me so Excited. Me and Joyce Taylor wife too be in 3 months time will be support you jk. All the best

my diaphragm is hurt , I want a medicine to stop laughing . warning : please , don't smoke anything before watching this picture .

Woahhhh can‘t wait any longer. Enjoy the session let different ideas and your Energy flow. I‘m sure it expects us something great. 🍀❤️👌🏻🎼🎤🎸📷

According to the Chinese horoscope you are the boar 😉 I wish you good luck 🍀 💚 but you will sure shine 💖 love

Why only a picture of 4 animals and not 5 ? Who isn't on the new album? Ged? Mel? or Andy? Conspiracy theories begin-mine is Mel isn't featured

You're well known for your logos and type face of writing...any hints what the new album will contain.......

Kind of Sons and fascination lights / strict / industrial elegance or something universal / human / warm

Wow! That's great news! Hope the picture you added has nothing to do with something different and new! GOOD LUCK! 🍀🔝🎉🎊🥂☘️

Good luck🍀! But I'm sure you'll find the right one for your music that put pictures in (y)our minds.

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