Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)


Artist: Simple Minds

Genre: Alternative Rock, Avant-garde, Experimental
Title: New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)
Released:1982
Label: A&M Records
Format: Vinyl
Musicians: Jim Kerr – lead vocals, Charlie Burchill – guitars and effects
Michael MacNeil – keyboards and effects, Derek Forbes – bass guitar
Additional musicians:Mel Gaynor – drums, Mike Ogletree – percussion, Kenny Hyslop – drums, Sharon Campbell – girl’s voice, Herbie Hancock – guest keyboardist
Producer: Peter Walsh
Engineer: Peter Walsh

New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) is the fifth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. The album was released in September 1982 by record label Virgin, and was a turning point for the band as they gained critical and commercial success in the UK and Europe. This version I have is on A&M records as that was the US release label. In the US, A&M issued some limited edition translucent gold with maroon colored marble vinyl pressings of the album. Sadly, I am not lucky enough to have one of those. Continue reading