New Simple Minds album, "Walk Between Worlds", set for release 02/02/2018

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by pghmusiclover, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. Mr Sam

    Mr Sam "...don't look so good no more"

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    Exactly: that's close to hypocrisy what Jim said.
    No matter what one thinks of the Once Upon A Time material (beginning of the end for me), it's the "big" (Gaynor / Iovine) sound that makes it work.
     
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  2. DTK

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    Is the setlist available anywhere? Interesting.
     
  3. jeffmo789

    jeffmo789 Give The Gift of Music!

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    Setlist.com
     
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  4. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

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    I would just like to say... I just got my first listen to "Sparkle In The Rain", and I honestly have never been so disappointed as I really wanted to find that I might like this album.
    Sorry, it's... I can't believe it's the same band that had such an outstanding run of albums from "Reel" to "New Gold Dream"!
     
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  5. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Interestingly last nights concert at The Barrowlands didn't sell out, only a couple of years after they were playing the much larger Hydro.
     
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  6. DTK

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  7. Havoc

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    Listen to the demos and you might even be pissed at the change in direction. I personally love the album, it was the first of theirs I purchased with the chance to anticipate it, hear "Waterfront" on the radio, even heard a bootleg of Catwalk before the record came out and was chomping at the bit to get it. It's my favorite (SAF/SFC is their best IMO with NGD right in there with albums 2-4) but I still romanticize about what may have been, the demos are much more interesting than the finished product.

    Back to the topic, played my WBW vinyl and there are some dynamics in there albeit not a whole lot but still an improvement over what I had downloaded. I ripped the CD and will see if it's an improvement over the downloads as well. Here's some images, I really like the art direction involved with the album, I've referred to the many colours in the music and one of my favorite things about the album is how many of them you can pull out on the next listen so the colorful patterns and artwork involved make it feel like a single thought as an album as opposed to the scattered collection that is Big Music. Listening front to back a few times has grown how much I like this record and I'd be willing to put it in their top 5, it would be hard to imagine them ever cracking that run of 2-5 but they sure are punching above their weight IMO with this and it's nice to see the album chart so well and garner the positive reviews. I've been on an early Genesis, Roxy Music, Bowie, T Rex and post punk kick for about a year and this absolutely halted that. To me that sez something.

    Bloody hell, how to you upload images here?
     
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  8. bleachershane

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    Funnily, I love the demo of "The Kick Inside of Me" from the Silver Box set, when I got my first listen to the released version on SITR I was absolutely baffled as to how it was, in my opinion, far worse! :(
     
  9. DTK

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    The Kick Inside of Me is for me the moment they went stadium rock. The rest of the album has quite a lot of finesse behind the barrage of Mel's drums, but that's just a four to the floor meaningless stadium rocker. Heck, I even prefer most of the Once Upon A Time album to that turgid pos.

    Oh yeah, new album is growing; it really is good :).
     
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  10. Havoc

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    I think people can rightly question the decisions that went into SITR. Why the fanatical need to NOT make another NGD-ish album? Maybe had they moderated, they would have built on it instead of completely shoving it aside. That summer festival tour with U2 and the addition of Mel really had an impact.
     
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  11. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary

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    Hoho... I just bought this from a collection of unplayed albums. Couldn't resist because of the dream condition and because I havn't heard it in ages. Also got "New Gold Dream" as back up. Paid 5€ each :righton:
     
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  12. manicpopthrill

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    o_O

    Sparkle is a great album.
     
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  13. Rufus rag

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    That's when they started to get good
     
  14. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

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    :D I wish I could agree with that statement ;) I'm going to give it another go in a few more days, I genuinely want to give it more chances but I may have to accept that it just doesn't do anything for me! :tiphat:
     
  15. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    As a born and bread Glaswegian I actually your post extremely offensive.
     
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  16. bleachershane

    bleachershane Forum Resident

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    It most certainly is the U2/stadium influence that is overpowering what I'm hearing. Oddly, 'The Unforgettable Fire', released say eight months after 'Sparkle In The Rain', is my favourite U2 album and that managed to blend the arty rock and stadium rock better than Simple Minds did it themselves!
     
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  17. DTK

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    I find U2 offensive :)
     
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  18. dbucki

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    made me chuckle :)
     
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  19. morgan1098

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    Everyone has heard the story of how Steve Lillywhite signed a contract to produce Rush's Grace Under Pressure and he backed out at the last minute to produce Sparkle in the Rain instead, right? Crazy times.
     
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  20. dbucki

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    Didn't know that. Interesting.
     
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  21. morgan1098

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  22. Havoc

    Havoc Forum Resident

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    If you're offended, it's cos' you're looking to be.
     
  23. jimod99

    jimod99 Daddy or chips?

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    Not really offended, more pity pig ignorant blowhard Americans.....
     
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  24. Havoc

    Havoc Forum Resident

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    You got all that from the "dayjobs" thing huh? Mind boggling. Also, if you weren't really offended, why say you found something "extremely offensive". Implications and inferences can be different, perhaps you could have said "What did you mean by that?"
     
  25. Havoc

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