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
Released 7 February 1995
Studio Bonnie Wee Studios, Scotland; Windmill Lane, Dublin; Conway, Westlake & Track Records, Los Angeles, California
Genre
Length 48:20 [1]
Label Virgin
Producer
Simple Minds chronology
Glittering Prize 81/92
(1992)Glittering Prize 81/921992
Good News from the Next World
(1995)
The Promised
(1997)The Promised1997
Simple Minds studio albums chronology
Real Life
(1991) Real Life1991
Good News from the Next World
(1995) Good News from the Next World1995
Néapolis
(1998) Néapolis1998

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 No. 2 and produced the two Top 20 hit singles "She's a River" (No. 9) and "Hypnotised" (No. 18).[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[3]
Canoe.ca 2/5 stars[4]
CMJ favourable[5]
Melody Maker unfavourable[6]
Rolling Stone favourable[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Time Out favourable[9]
Vox unfavourable[10]

It received favourable reviews among critics in the United States, however, in U.K received mixed to negative reviews. 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."[6]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill.

No. Title Length
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.amazon.de/Good-News-World-Simple-Minds/dp/B001QMAEFC/ref=tmm_msc_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
  2. ^ officialcharts.com / Simple Minds / Singles & Albums
  3. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Simple Minds: Good News from the Next World at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  4. ^ Sakamoto, John (1995). "Simple Minds – Good News From the Next World – Articles & Reviews". Canoe.ca. Quebecor Media. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  5. ^ Roger, Donna (1995). "Simple Minds – Good News From the Next World – Articles & Reviews". CMJ New Music Monthly. CMJ Network, Inc. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Harris, John. "Good News from the Next World". Melody Maker. IPC Media. ISSN 0025-9012. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  7. ^ "Simple Minds: Good News from the Next World". Rolling Stone. Straight Arrow. 2 February 1998. ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. 
  8. ^ Aizlewood, John (February 1995). "Good News from the Next World". Q. Bauer Media. ISSN 0955-4955. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
  9. ^ Davies, Laura Lee (1995). "Simple Minds – Good News From the Next World – Articles & Reviews". Time Out. Time Out (company). Retrieved 9 January 2013. 
  10. ^ McLean, Craig (February 1995). "Simple Minds – Good News From the Next World – Articles & Reviews". Vox. IPC Media. Retrieved 9 January 2013. 

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