Early Gold

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Early Gold
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Compilation album by Simple Minds
Released 30 June 2003
Genre Rock
Label Virgin SIMCD 14
Producer John Leckie, Steve Hillage, Peter Walsh
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
NME (7/10)[2]
PopMatters (7/10)[3]
Uncut 5/5 stars[4]

Early Gold is a compilation album of Simple Minds early material, released in 2003. It contains songs from years 1979-1982.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Jim Kerr, Brian McGee & Mick McNeil except were noted

  1. "Life in a Day" (Burchill, Kerr) – 4:07
  2. "Chelsea Girl" (Burchill, Kerr) – 4:34
  3. "Changeling" – 4:12
  4. "Factory" – 4:15
  5. "Premonition" – 5:30
  6. "I Travel" – 4:02
  7. "Celebrate" – 5:08
  8. "Thirty Frames a Second" – 5:05
  9. "The American" – 3:51
  10. "Love Song" – 5:04
  11. "Sweat in Bullet" – 4:30
  12. "Promised You a Miracle" (Burchill, Forbes, Kerr, McNeil) – 4:28
  13. "Glittering Prize" (Burchill, Forbes, Kerr, McNeil) – 4:34
  14. "Someone Somewhere in Summertime"(Burchill, Forbes, Kerr, McNeil) – 4:35
  15. "New Gold Dream" (Burchill, Forbes, Kerr, McNeil) – 5:39

Personnel[edit]

  • Charlie Burchill - guitar, keyboards
  • Derek Forbes - bass guitar
  • Jim Kerr - lead vocals
  • Brian McGee - drums
  • Mick MacNeil - keyboards

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Early Gold - Simple Minds". Allmusic. Retrieved 18 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Moody, Paul (28 June 2003). "Pomp rockers' early years in pretty good shock". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ MacNeil, Jason (14 November 2006). "Simple Minds: Early Gold". PopMatters. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Classics from pre-stadium bore period". Uncut. IPC Media. July 2003. Retrieved 1 February 2013.