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  Simple Minds: New Gold Dream
  "New Gold Dream"

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Review by Beck June 18, 2005 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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This was one of my favourite albums of the 80's and I think it has held up well over time. I have the original Virgin CD pressing with the purple label and the sound quality was good. I also have a standard vinyl and gold vinyl pressing of this album which is how I first heard it. I also have the recent Simple Minds limited edition re-issue in the cardboard sleeve (standard CD resolution) which had some improvement over the original CD.

I recently got the DVD-Audio version as well and I was shocked to hear a different mix of the album which I had NEVER heard before. The SACD which I have is the standard mix. If you are a serious Simple Minds fan, I think you should have both this SACD and the DVD-Audio for the different mix. Between the two, you'll have the 2 best digital versions of this classic album.

From a content point of view, Hunter nad the Hunted featuring a keyboard solo by none other than Herbie Hancock is brilliant. Well known hits like Someone Somewhere in Summertime, Promised you a Miracle, Glittering Prize, and the title track alone make this a must have, but this was an album I routinely put on from beginning to end. Highly recommended. For even a casual fan of 80's music, this is a must have title and as I said, if you are a fan you should also get the DVD-Audio version!

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Review by peterkinxl5 March 29, 2005 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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Well an unexpected joy to listen to in SACD format. Despite there being no 5.1 sound, i found it a massive jump in quality from the standard CD I heard a few years back.

Around when I was 20 I loved it on Vinyl and to hear it again after so long in SACD Stereo-it's just too good even at £20 from Virgin (!).

Three outstanding tracks "Big Sleep" "Somebody up there likes you" and the title track "New Gold Dream" just make your eyes water with the depth of clarity and presentation on offer.

Recommended even at full whack...

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