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Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time (1985) [2015, 5CD + DVD Super Deluxe Box Set]

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Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time (1985) [2015, 5CD + DVD Super Deluxe Box Set]

Simple Minds - Once Upon A Time (1985)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin/Universal Music, 4722072 | ~ 1997 or 640 Mb | Scans(png) -> 533 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps
DTS 6 ch, 1509 Kbps / LinearPCM, 2 ch, 4608 Kbps -> 7.22 Gb
Rock / New Wave / Pop Rock / Synth-Pop

Originally released in October 1985, and coming hot on the heels of the global smash single ‘(Don’t You) Forget About Me’ , ‘Once Upon A Time’ was to prove the album that propelled Simple Minds to stratospheric heights of artistic and commercial success. Containing the classic hit singles ‘Alive And Kicking’, ‘All The Things She Said’, ‘Sanctify Yourself’, and ‘Ghostdancing’ the original era-defining Number 1 album now comes as part of this incredible 5CD / 1DVD box set…

Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain (1983) [2015, 4CD + DVD Super Deluxe Box Set]

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Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain (1983) [2015, 4CD + DVD Super Deluxe Box Set]

Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain (1983)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
4CD | Universal Music, 3793491 | ~ 1488 or 510 Mb | Scans(png) -> 558 Mb
DVD9: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Dolby AC3, 6 ch, 448 Kbps
DTS, 6 ch, 1509 Kbps / LinearPCM, 2 ch, 1536 Kbps -> 6.63 Gb
Rock / New Wave / Pop Rock / Synth-Pop

This new 4CD / 1DVD Super Deluxe Box Set version comprises a host of bonus material including; B-sides and extended mixes; BBC sessions; a previously unreleased Glasgow Barrowlands concert; promo videos; Top Of The Pops and Oxford Road Show footage; a booklet containing sleeve notes and interviews plus track by track annotation and a reproduction concert programme…

VA - Celtic Spirit (2001) [Re-Up]

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VA - Celtic Spirit (2001) [Re-Up]

VA - Celtic Spirit (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 474 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 186 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Celtic Pop/Rock, Celtic Folk | Label: Warner | # 9548-39684-2 | Time: 01:19:12

19 tracks. Lorena Mckennitt, The Corrs, Clannad & Bono, Sarah Brightman, Kate Bush, Luar Na Lubre, Mike Oldfield, Maire Brennan, Mary Black, Christie Moore, Eliza Carthy, Caroline Lavelle, Sinéad O'Connor, Altan, Eddi Reader, Sharon Shannon & Hothouse Flowers, Eimear Quinn, Simple Minds.

Simple Minds ‎- Themes - Volume 4: February 89-May 90 (1990)

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Simple Minds ‎- Themes - Volume 4: February 89-May 90 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 4: February 89-May 90 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 904 | ~ 641 or 256 Mb | Covers(jpg) -> 1.82 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

The fifth disc of the fourth and final Themes box is the only one that features exclusive material to rope in hesitant fans and, of course, it was only obtainable through this set – Virgin would eventually issue all the CD5s in the box sets individually, but not that one. Clearly, Virgin attempted to take advantage of Simple Minds fans on a number of levels…

VA - The Long Versions: New Wave (2005) 3CD Box Set

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VA - The Long Versions: New Wave (2005) 3CD Box Set

VA - The Long Versions: New Wave (2005) 3CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 1.15 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 413 Mb | Scans ~ 47 Mb
New Wave, Synthpop, Pop/Rock, Electronic | Label: Disky | # CB 902713 | 03:00:36

Fantastic 3CD box set with some of the greatest and long sought New Wave classics in their extended maximum versions. Filled with essentials from Spandau Ballet, Simple Minds, Talking Heads, The Blue Nile, Talk Talk, Kajagoogoo, Duran Duran, Power Station, Men Without Hats, The Human League, Rain Tree Crow, Scritti Politti, OMD, Living In A Box and many more.

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

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VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set [Re-Up]

VA - Ministry Of Sound: Anthems Electronic 80s (2009) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.59 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 539 Mb | Scans ~ 52 Mb
Label: Ministry Of Sound | # MOSCD201 | Time: 03:54:57
Synthpop, Electronic, New Wave, Post-Punk, Dance-Rock

UK three CD collection. This release charts the birth of synthesized pop music in the 1980s and ultimately the roots of contemporary electronic dance music. The importance and continued popularity of '80s pop is not to be underestimated, and the emergence of serious synthesized music producers in Kraftwerk, The Human League, Heaven 17, OMD, Yazoo, Ultravox, Talk Talk, Japan, Devo, Sparks, Gary Numan, New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, all of whom massively pushed the boundaries in experimenting with (mainly) Roland synths in this era, ultimately showed the way for the House and Techno producers of the '90s to the present day. Within this more serious side there was also some brilliant, pure Synthpop from the Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet, Thomas Dolby, Simple Minds, Propaganda, Erasure, China Crisis, Belouis Some, the Lotus Eaters, a Flock of Seagulls, Howard Jones, Blancmange and the Associates.

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 3: September 85 - June 87 (1990)

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Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 3: September 85 - June 87 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 3: September 85 - June 87 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 898 | ~ 715 or 286 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 9.18 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

Covering the singles released from September of 1985 to June of 1987, the third five-disc installment of the Themes boxes covers the Once Upon a Time era and stretches out to include the live-version single of "Promised You a Miracle" that was issued in support of 1987's Live in the City of Light…

Simple Minds - Silver Box (2004) [5CD Box Set]

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Simple Minds - Silver Box (2004) [5CD Box Set]

Simple Minds - Silver Box (2004)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Virgin Records, 578 245 2 | ~ 2187 or 875 Mb | Scans(png) -> 4.47 Gb
New Wave, Pop Rock, Arena Rock

Silver Box is mostly made up of previously unreleased demos, radio & TV sessions and various live recordings from 1979 to 1995… and is also including—as a final bonus disc—their genuine twelfth studio album (of original material), Our Secrets Are the Same, originally recorded between April and June 1999 and originally planned to be released on its own in early 2000 but delayed many times and even cancelled until its final inclusion in this very box set…

Simple Minds - Neapolis (1998)

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Simple Minds - Neapolis (1998)

Simple Minds - Néapolis (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 105 Mb | Scans ~ 71 Mb | 00:45:57
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Chrysalis | # 7243 4 93712 2 4, 493 7122

Simple Minds signed to Chrysalis for Néapolis and saw the return of Derek Forbes on bass. Néapolis signals a return to form while remaining on the cutting edge. Unlike U2, the band they have been most often compared to, Simple Minds have not lost themselves in techno beats and processed samples. Longtime fans will embrace this album; from the opening track, "Song for the Tribes," through the two singles, "Glitterball" and "War Babies," one immediately recognizes that classic sound. Other standout tracks include "Tears of a Guy," "Superman V Supersoul," and a potential third single, "Killing Andy Warhol." The biggest surprise on the album is "Androgyny," a welcomed instrumental in the tradition of their earlier works (see Empires and Dance, Sister Feelings Call, and Sons and Fascination). It's nice to know that in the 1990s, one classic new wave band hasn't forgotten what it is all about. Unfortunately, Chrysalis felt there was not enough of a following outside of Europe to justify the worldwide release of the album.

Simple Minds - Cry (2002) Limited Edition [Re-Up]

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Simple Minds - Cry (2002) Limited Edition [Re-Up]

Simple Minds - Cry (2002) Limited Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans ~ 186 Mb
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Eagle | # EAGLT196, EDL EAG 433-9 | 00:47:34

That the opening bars to Cry finds Jim Kerr opining "It's difficult to love you when you do the things you do time and time again" almost implies that the hideously unfashionable Simple Minds are once again anticipating getting stabbed in the buttocks by poison pens and have decided to save their critics the bother by writing the reviews for them. Well, if that's the case, they've done themselves a little bit of an injustice. The good news–and from this world, not the next–is that Jim Kerr has not reneged on his commitment to making an indecently modest pop record, one where any delusional notions of stadium rock empires are held in check and where melody is a stronger currency than reverb and hot air. Although the cleaner-than-a-kitchen-showroom production is out of step with the contemporary, scuffed-up sounds of "now"–Simple Minds remain hamstrung by their own outmoded brand of professionalism–Cry has more than enough decent tunes to entice persons beyond the well-creased folds of their fan base.

Simple Minds - Neon Lights (2001)

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Simple Minds - Neon Lights (2001)

Simple Minds - Neon Lights (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb | Scans included | 00:41:41
Adult Alternative Pop/Rock | Label: Eagle | # EAGCD194, GAS 0000194 EAG, EDL EAG 373-2

Neon Lights is Simple Minds' covers album. Frankly, these projects often serve little purpose beyond announcing that the artists concerned have run out of original ideas. With the Simple Minds' new album of freshly composed material, Our Secrets Are the Same, now shelved due to legal complications, the Minds have opted to doff their caps in the direction of the heroes of their youth, such as David Bowie, Lou Reed, and the Doors. This is the material the band performed when they were scrawny Glaswegian punks called Johnny & the Self-Abusers. The arrangements here are slightly dated techno-rock efforts, albeit without the expansive pomp and bluster of their stadium-straddling 1980s heyday. Even so, Neon Lights is probably too respectful. Many of these numbers–Echo & the Bunnymen's "Bring on the Dancing Horses," Bowie's "The Man Who Sold the World"–are identikit presentations, while electro-rock assaults on Them's "Gloria" and the Doors "Hello I Love You" are monotonous and misguided. A very interesting revision of Pete Shelley's "Homosapien" and a faithful, powerful reading of the Velvet Underground's "All Tomorrow's Parties" are much better.

Simple Minds ‎– Themes, Vol. 2: August 82 - April 85 (1990) Re-up

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Simple Minds ‎– Themes, Vol. 2: August 82 - April 85 (1990) Re-up

Simple Minds ‎– Themes, Vol. 2: August 82 - April 85 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 892 | ~ 605 or 214 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 10.7 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

The second box dedicated to compiling Simple Minds' Themes series – i.e., dolled-up reissues of the group's original 12" singles – covers August of 1982 through April of 1985, which means that the A-sides originate from the New Gold Dream and Sparkle in the Rain albums…

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)

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Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 (1992)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 471 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans ~ 148 Mb | 01:12:55
Rock, New Wave, College Rock, Dance-Rock, Post-Punk | Label: Virgin | # smtvd 1

Glittering Prize 81/92 is a compilation album by Simple Minds, released in 1992. It spans the period from Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call (the first album recorded by Simple Minds for Virgin Records) to Real Life. The album omits the earliest period of Simple Minds' recording career, which yielded three albums released on Arista (only reissues are on Virgin).

Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)

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Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)

Simple Minds - Good News From The Next World (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 360 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans ~ 130 Mb | 00:48:24
Alternative Pop/Rock, Dance-Rock | Label: Virgin | # CDV 2760, 7243 8 39922 25

Good News from the Next World is the tenth studio album of original material by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in February 1995 by record label Virgin. The album garnered moderate commercial success; in the UK, it reached No. 2 and produced the two Top 20 hit singles "She's a River" (No. 9) and "Hypnotised" (No. 18).

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 (1990)

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Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 (1990)

Simple Minds ‎– Themes - Volume 1: March 79 - April 82 (1990)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
5CD | Virgin, 353 886 | ~ 577 or 231 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 7.56 Mb
New Wave / Pop Rock

In 1990, as Simple Minds continued to rampage full-steam into a downward slide of overwrought albums and evaporating relevance, Virgin U.K. began repackaging the group's singles as CD5s through the Themes series…