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andy wright
associated with simple minds: 2011-

Andy Wright Producer and songwriter closely associated with Simply Red. Other artists he's worked with include Tom Jones, Sinead O'Connor, Eurythmics, Luciano Pavarotti, Natalie Imbruglia, Bon Jovi and Toše Proeski.

He worked with Simple Minds on the bonus material for Celebrate: The Greatest Hits+ (Stagefright, Broken Glass Park and Blood Diamonds), the majority of Big Music and Acoustic and Walk Between Worlds.

"I genuinely was a Simple Minds fan, and I still am. The first time I saw them was on Top of the Pops performing Promised You A Miracle which was on the 1982 album New Gold Dream. They were already five albums in by then, but I’d never heard of them. I wasn’t aware of the other stuff – that’s just how it was for me. I had a bit of a sheltered upbringing, not sheltered from Simple Minds in particular, but from anything resembling cool culture. My parents had me spending most of my time in church, so actually discovering rock music wasn’t that easy!"

"Anyway, I saw Promised You A Miracle on Top of the Pops, which coincidentally was the track that ended up being my introduction to Jim, because it was the song I recorded with him and Martha Wainwright for an Oxfam charity track. The first time we met we sat and chatted during the recording and got on very well. We really hit it off and because Jim’s a pro-active type of guy he wanted to see what it would be like recording together. I literally got a call a couple of days later from Ian, their manager, saying 'Jim would like to do three or four tracks with you.'" - Andy Wright, 5th September 2016

discography: mainstream singles
Broken Glass Park Blood Diamonds Honest Town Let The Day Begin Get A Grip On Yourself

discography: mainstream albums
Big Music

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