The core of Jim and
Charlie were joined by
Brian to thrash out the demos for their new album. Whilst
Derek and Brian's involvement
was casual, Derek had rejoined Simple Minds by
Another reunion was announced when Pete Walsh was confirmed as the
new album's producer.
In March 1997, Mel met the band in London to add extra drumming
to War Babies. His involvement with the forthcoming
festival tour wasn't therefore totally unexpected, and warmly welcomed by fans.
December 1996 - April 1997
The band needed a keyboard player for the forthcoming tour.