Simple Minds are a Scottish rock band who achieved worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s.
The band produced a number of critically acclaimed albums in the early 1980s and best known for their No. 1 US, Canada and Netherlands hit single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, from the soundtrack of the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. They are also known for the No. 3 US hit single “Alive and Kicking” and the No. 1 UK hit single “Belfast Child”. The band has sold more than 60 million albums since 1979.
New Gold Dream is the fifth studio album released in 1982 and was a turning point for the band as they gained critical and commercial success in the UK and Europe. It made #3 in the UK Albums Chart. In the US, A&M issued some limited edition gold marble vinyl pressings of the album.
The record generated a handful of singles; “Promised You A Miracle” (released in April 1982), “Glittering Prize” (August 1982) and “Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)” (November 1982). The title track saw a limited release in Italy, when the band visited the country during their tour in March 1983. In addition, the jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancockperformed a synthesizer solo on the track “Hunter and the Hunted.”
Reclaimed Cover mounted onto 9mm MDF
Silent Quartz sweep mechanism runs by 1.5 volt AA battery (supplied)
Front coated with resin to preserve the cover and easy cleaning.
Size 12.5 X 12.5 inches