New Gold Dream in the charts again
Thursday, November 9th, 2023
03/11/23 – Simple Minds New Gold Dream Live From Paisley Abbey, mixed by Peter Walsh, has entered the UK album charts at #23. Filmed by Sky Arts, as part of their “Greatest Albums Live” series, this is a stunning new live performance of the original 80s album, recorded last year in a beautiful gothic cathedral in their hometown of Glasgow. Top 10 in Sweden and The Netherlands.
Recorded during a special one-off live performance in Scotland’s 12th Century Paisley Abbey, Simple Minds performed their critically lauded & ground-breaking 1982 album New Gold Dream for Sky Arts’ ‘Greatest Albums Live’ series.
This very special recording released on Oct 27th, 2023 on red & black marble vinyl, CD & digital and is available to order RIGHT NOW HERE:
NEW GOLD DREAM – LIVE FROM PAISLEY ABBEY – SIMPLE MINDS
Ltd Edition Red Transparent Marble Vinyl
“When it came to choosing a venue to perform New Gold Dream, we wanted to do it somewhere locally. And obviously the band being from Glasgow, it had to be somewhere nearby. But it also had to be somewhere at some Grandeur and something that was just out of the norm, because it is a special album for us. And so Paisley Abbey, knowing its history and knowing the look of the place, we thought this would be something special.” – Jim Kerr
CD & LP TRACKLIST
01 – Someone Somewhere In Summertime (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 02 – Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 03 – Promised You A Miracle (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 04 – Big Sleep (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 05 – Somebody Up There Likes You (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 06 – New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84) (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 07 – Glittering Prize (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 08 – Hunter And The Hunted (Live From Paisley Abbey) // 09 – King Is White And In The Crowd (Live From Paisley Abbey)
‘New Gold Dream – Live From Paisley Abbey‘ finds Simple Minds at the very top of their game. Reminding people why, after 45 years, they are still such a revered band, and why New Gold Dream is such a critically acclaimed and special album.
Having celebrated its 40th birthday last year, the mesmerising New Gold Dream was the album that began Simple Minds crossover as a major force in the pop music of the 1980s, reaching number 3 on the UK album chart. Working with Peter Walsh, the band was able to realise the sophisticated, accessible pop sound they were striving for, whilst continuing their quest for experimentation.
This achievement was reflected in three incredible and successful singles: ‘Promised You A Miracle’, ‘Glittering Prize’ and ‘Someone, Somewhere (In Summertime)’, which U2’s Bono picked as one of his Desert Island Discs when paying tribute to the band and New Gold Dream’s influence on him and U2.
Tonight, Sky Arts transmit a one-off filmed live performance of Simple Minds playing their seminal 1982 album New Gold Dream. The performance was filmed a short distance from the band’s hometown of Glasgow, in the stunning setting of the 12th century Paisley Abbey.
Recorded late last year, the programme is part of Sky Arts’ ‘Greatest Albums live’ series, which captures iconic artists playing classic albums from their illustrious careers.
New Gold Dream – Live from Paisley Abbey offers fans the chance to buy the audio of this special one-off performance, either as a digital download, CD or a limited edition red transparent marble vinyl LP housed in a gatefold sleeve. PRE-ORDER HERE