Modern Minds

Well said…

Alexander Tate

Simple Minds (Black Background).jpgSimple Minds have blown down some cobwebbed tunes, taken them to the top of the highest peaks in Scotland and come back with a blast of the freshest air.

As an album, Big Music is thick with dance floor rhythms and generous keyboards opposite hard guitar, reminiscent of their earlier work.

The pre-release concerns of five years in the making, numerous producers, covers and revamped versions, is that maybe Simple Minds had finally trundled to a halt after belting out their back catalogue for the past few years, despite gaining ground from the previous two releases.

Yet, this variety and patience gave the band great impetus. In working with Iain Cook, from Chvrches, and older producers, Andy Wright, Steve Hillage – from 1981 Sons/Sister long players – and Steve Osbourne, Simple Minds used everything in their reach to create something which represents their identity whilst still looking forward, as they arrive at…

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