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Simple Minds - New Gold Dream album review

Album Review

Five-disc deluxe edition featuring alternative mixes, extended versions and B-sides.

1982 was the crowning year of punk-turned-pop, the same year in which ABC released the recently revisited The Lexicon Of Love, and The Associates their definitive album Sulk. New Gold Dream belongs in this select band of works that seemed to represent the ultimate in pop radicalisation and potentially transformative moments, highly commercial music sculpted with an ultramodern intelligence and self-conscious sensibility. New Gold Dream in particular teetered on a pinnacle. Simple Minds haven’t come close to what it visualises since, but then neither has anyone else.

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