Simple Minds

08 julio 2009

Happy Birthday Jim Kerr!!!






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06 julio 2009

Nuevo Album De SIMPLE MINDS!!!


Hola Minders...
El 25 de Mayo del 2009, Universal Music ha editado internacionalmente el décimo quinto álbum de estudio
de la banda escocesa SIMPLE MINDS...




He aquí el comunicado de prensa que el sello realizó...


Graffiti Soul

SIMPLE MINDS
Unveil New Album
'GRAFFITI SOUL'
International Release: May 25th
The Universal Music Record Label

Hot on the heels of their 30th Anniversary Celebration Tour that saw them playing to over a quarter of a million people during their sold out 2008 European/UK arena tour, and their performance at Nelson Mandela's 90th Birthday concert in London's Hyde Park, Simple Minds are about to enter the most prolific period within their extensive career with the highly anticipated brand new album Graffiti Soul due for international release on May 25th by Universal Music Records label.

Their 15th studio album, Graffiti Soul was initially written on location in Rome, Sicily, Antwerp and Glasgow. Simple Minds then returned for the first time in almost three decades to the famous Rockfield Studios where the Scottish group originally recorded their earlier seminal albums Real To Real Cacophony, Empires And Dance and sowed the seeds of New Gold Dream.

Produced by Jez Coad and Simple Minds, the new album was mixed in Los Angeles by the legendary Bob Clearmountain, who previously mixed Simple Minds' multi platinum Once Upon a Time album, and who's mixing credentials include Bruce Springsteen's Born In The USA, David Bowie's Let's Dance, and Roxy Music's Avalon.

"Graffiti Soul is a bold and energetic collection of songs, and we could not be happier with the result", says lead singer, Jim Kerr. "Stylistically, this is a truly vibrant rock'n'roll album that's bursting at the seams with quite possibly the most ballsy pop songs we have written in years."

Although the heart and soul of Graffiti Soul is contemporary in sound, the feel of classic Minds is evident, although the spirit of some of Simple Minds original contemporaries such as Joy Division, Magazine and the Stranglers, are not far away.

Continues Kerr, "It's taken us a while, but over the last couple of years Charlie Burchill and I have put together a great team of individuals to work with, and that, as well as a revitalised and energetic new commitment has triggered an effect that has dramatically overhauled Simple Minds. Graffiti Soul is testament to that."

In addition to the launch of the new album, Simple Minds are in the process of confirming an extensive Graffiti Soul World Tour that will encompass a lot of songs from the new album, plus the band's best loved classics including Alive and Kicking, Sanctify Yourself, Waterfront, Promised You A Miracle and Don't You (Forget About Me).

"It was a great pleasure making the new album", concludes Kerr. "Sometimes you hit a period where everything just fits together perfectly and turns out exactly as you hoped it would. Graffiti Soul reflects that very sentiment, and much more".

www.simpleminds.com

For further information please contact:
Press & Publicity: Peter Noble at Noble PR
Tel. 020 7272 7772, peter@noblepr.co.uk





Inmediatamente después de su Tour celebración del 30º Aniversario de la banda en el cual estuvieron tocando ante más de un cuarto de millón de personas durante su increíble Gira por El Reino Unido y Europa durante el 2008, y su performance en el concierto dado en el Hyde Park de Londres con motivo del cumpleaños de Nelson Mandela, SIMPLE MINDS estan a punto de entrar en el período más prolífico de su extensa carrera con el muy esperado nuevo álbum: 'Graffiti Soul', el cual será editado internacionalmente el 25 de Mayo por el sello Universal Music Records. Graffiti Soul es el 15º álbum de estudio de Simple Minds. Compuesto en principio en Roma, Sicilia, Antwerp y Glasgow. El grupo retornó por primera vez en casi 3 décadas a los estudios Rockfield donde los escoceses grabaro originalmente sus primeros LPs "Real To Real Cacophony", "Empires And Dance" y "New Gold Dream". Producido por Jez Coad y la propia banda, se mezcló en Los Angeles por Bob Clearmountain, quien ya había mezclado anteriormente el álbum "Once Upon a Time" de Simple Minds. "Graffiti Soul es una llamativa y enérgica colección de canciones, y no podríamos estar más felices con el resultado", comenta el cantante Jim Kerr. "Estilísticamente, es en verdad un álbum de rock'n'roll vibrante que está repleto de energía". Aunque el corazón y el alma de "Graffiti Soul" es contemporáneo en sonido, también se anuncia un sentimiento clásico, aunque el espírituo de algunos contemporáneos del grupo como Joy Division, Magazine ó los Stranglers, no está muy lejos. Kerr comenta que Graffiti Soul es un testamento del trabajo mano a mano junto a Charlie Burchill durante un par de años, y con energías renovadas.
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SIMPLE MINDS Argentina Has Turned!!! Hemos Vuelto!!!!!

Hola Minders...
Desde nuestro último post mucho ha pasado en la historia de SIMPLE MINDS...
Trataremos de ponernos al día a partir de hoy, ya que mucho hay para contarles acerca de nuestra amada banda escocesa de "Mentes Simples"...

Bienvenidos nuevamente a este blog...

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