Good News from the Next World

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Good News from the Next World
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Studio album by Simple Minds
Released7 February 1995
StudioBonnie Wee Studios, Scotland; Windmill Lane, Dublin; Conway, Westlake & Track Records, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length48:20 [1]
LabelVirgin
Producer
Simple Minds chronology
Glittering Prize 81/92
(1992)
Good News from the Next World
(1995)
The Promised
(1997)
Simple Minds studio albums chronology
Real Life
(1991)
Good News from the Next World
(1995)
Néapolis
(1998)
Singles from Good News from the Next World
  1. "She's a River"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Hypnotised"
    Released: March 1995

Good News from the Next World is the tenth studio album of original material by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in February 1995 by record label Virgin.

The album garnered moderate commercial success; in the UK, it reached number two and produced two UK top 20 hits: "She's a River" (number nine) and "Hypnotised" (number 18). "She's a River", inspired by Herman Hesse's novel Siddhartha,[2] was also a commercial success worldwide, reaching number two in Italy, number three in Canada, number 52 on the US Billboard Hot 100, and number six on the Billboard Album Rock Tracks chart (now the Mainstream Rock chart). It was their first hit in the United States since "See the Lights" in 1991.[3] "Hypnotised" was less successful globally, charting only in Canada, Germany, Ireland, and Italy.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2/5 stars[4]
Canoe.ca2/5 stars[5]
CMJfavourable[6]
Melody Makerunfavourable[7]
Rolling Stonefavourable[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Time Outfavourable[10]
Voxunfavourable[11]

Good News from the Next World received favourable reviews among critics in the United States. However, it received mixed to negative reviews in U.K. John Harris wrote in Melody Maker that the album "approximates the noise that would be made if the entire contents of a music shop were strapped to an Empire transport ship from Star Wars", adding "for all its cod-Wagnerian vastness, there are no tunes."[7]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill.

No.TitleLength
1."She's a River"5:32
2."Night Music"5:24
3."Hypnotised"5:53
4."Great Leap Forward"5:56
5."7 Deadly Sins"5:11
6."And the Band Played On"5:32
7."My Life"5:16
8."Criminal World"5:03
9."This Time"4:58
10."Celtic Strings (Bonus track on Japanese edition)"5:15

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim Kerr – vocals
  • Charlie Burchill – guitar, keyboards
  • Keith Forsey – producer
  • Simple Minds - producer
  • Brian Reeves – recording
  • Tom Lord Alge – mixing
  • Mark Browne – bass
  • Malcolm Foster – bass
  • Marcus Miller – bass
  • Lance Morrison – bass
  • Mark Schulman – drums
  • Tal Bergman – drums
  • Vinnie Colaiuta – drums
  • Stefani Spruill – backing vocals
  • Pat Hodges – backing vocals
  • Maxann Lewis – backing vocals
  • Julia Walters – backing vocals
  • Chris Fogel – assistant engineer
  • Sean O'Dwyer – assistant engineer
  • Rob Kirwan – assistant engineer
  • Gil Morales – assistant engineer
  • Kenny Polakovich – assistant engineer
  • Doug Cowan – technical direction
  • Tony Donald – equipment
  • Clive Banks for CBL – worldwide representation
  • Alan McBlane – coordination
  • Stylorouge – art direction and design
  • David Scheinmann – band photography
  • Rob O'Conner – textural photography
  • Stuar MacKenzie – textural photography

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

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