Remastering the Scottish stadium rockers' fame years

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Simple Minds

LIVE IN THE CITY OF LIGHT

VIRGIN (2CD)

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NEAPOLIS

VIRGIN

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GOOD NEWS FROM THE NEXT WORLD

VIRGIN

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STREET FIGHTING YEARS

VIRGIN

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Kerr and co arose from a post-punk landscape where minimalism and lack were sovereign; when burgeoning fan appeal required them to present this as arena spectacle, simply reverbing and over-amping the jangly guitars destroyed the crude charm of a track like “Promised You A Miracle”. And by this time, Simple Minds had been found out; that early, gawky simplicity had given way to congenial dullness.