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press releases | rejuvenation 2001-2014






Rejuvenation 2001-2014

REJUVENATION 2001-2014

After leaving the Virgin label, and a one-off album with Chrysalis, Simple Minds took stock and decided to make records for themselves. An album of cover versions of songs dear to Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, Neon Lights, was released in 2001, followed by Cry in 2002, an album of new compositions recorded in Glasgow and Sicily.

The recordings for Black and White 050505 were completed on the 5th May 2005, hence the title. Graffiti Soul continued the band's return to the top, charting at #10 in May 2009.

Following the successful X5 box set and 5X5 tour in 2012 for which the Simple Minds' legacy was rightly reappraised, the band entered the studio to work on what would become Big Music. Released in October 2014, charting at #12, the album received rave reviews, being awarded four-stars in MOJO, Q Magazine and The Times.

This 7 CD + DVD 12 x 12 book set features the five albums plus twenty-four bonus tracks non-album B-sides and originally limited bonus CD tracks, including the rare album of covers Searching For The Lost Boys (now including a cover of T. Rex's Children Of The Revolution), and the Big Music Bonus CD (now including the Simple Minds/Stranglers collaboration). The remixes include the four acclaimed Johnson Somerset remixes of the singles from Big Music.

The DVD features the 10 rare single promo videos from these albums, along with the even rarer EPKs made for the albums' promotion.

Housed in a handsome 12 x 12 book, the booklet features photos and newly written extensive and revealing album-by-album notes by Jim Kerr himself.

CD 1 - NEON LIGHTS
01. Gloria
02. The Man Who Sold The World
03. Homosapien
04. Dancing Barefoot
05. Neon Lights
06. Hello, I Love You
07. Bring On The Dancing Horses
08. The Needle And The Damage Done
09. For Your Pleasure
10. All Tomorrow's Parties
11. Being Boiled
12. Love Will Tear Us Apart
13. The Man Who Sold The World [White Spaces Main Mix]
14. Homosapien [Vince Clarke Mix]


CD 2 CRY
01. Cry
02. Spaceface
03. New Sunshine Morning
04. One Step Closer
05. Face In The Sun
06. Disconnected
07. Lazy Lately
08. Sugar
09. Sleeping Girl
10. Cry Again
11. Slave Nation
12. The Floating World
13. Lead The Blind
14. For What It's Worth
15. The Garden
16. New Sunrise
17. Where Is The Max?


CD 3 BLACK & WHITE 050505
01. Stay Visible
02. Home
03. Stranger
04. Different World [TAORMINA.ME]
05. Underneath The Ice
06. The Jeweller (Part Two)
07. A Life Shot In Black And White
08. Kiss The Ground
09. Dolphins
10. Too Much Television
11. Bird On A Wire
12. Mighty Joe Moon


CD 4 GRAFFITI SOUL
01. Moscow Underground
02. Rockets
03. Stars Will Lead The Way
04. Light Travels
05. Kiss And Fly
06. Graffiti Soul
07. Blood Type O
08. This Is It
09. Shadows And Light


CD 5 SEARCHING FOR THE LOST BOYS
01. Rockin' In The Free World
02. A Song From Under The Floorboards
03. Christine
04. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
05. Let The Day Begin
06. Peace, Love And Understanding
07. Teardrop
08. Whiskey In The Jar
09. Sloop John B
10. Children Of The Revolution


CD 6 BIG MUSIC
01. Blindfolded
02. Midnight Walking
03. Honest Town
04. Big Music
05. Human
06. Blood Diamonds
07. Let The Day Begin
08. Concrete And Cherry Blossom
09. Imagination
10. Kill Or Cure
11. Broken Glass Park
12. Spirited Away
13. Blindfolded [Reprise]


CD 7 BIG MUSIC
01. Swimming Towards The Sun
02. Bittersweet
03. Liaison
04. Riders On The Storm
05. Dancing Barefoot
06. (Get A) Grip (On Yourself) [Single Version] (with The Stranglers)
07. Blindfolded [Johnson Somerset Remix]
08. Midnight Walking [Johnson Somerset Remix]
09. Honest Town [Johnson Somerset Remix]
10. Big Music [Johnson Somerset Remix]


DVD PROMO VIDEOS
01. Dancing Barefoot
02. Cry
03. Home
04. Rockets
05. Stars Will Lead The Way<
06. This Is It
07. Blindfolded
08. Honest Town
09. Let The Day Begin
10. Midnight Walking
11. Neon Lights EPK
12. Black And White EPK
13. Black And White Interview EPK
14. Graffiti Soul EPK
15. Big Music Behind The Scenes
16. Big Music Band Interviews
17. Human / Let The Day Begin / Midnight Walking


CAT NO: EDSL0026
RELEASE DATE: 29th March 2019
FORMAT: 7 CD + DVD in 12 x 12 book, with booklet
CATEGORY: Rock