Simple Minds’ frontman Jim Kerr to put out first solo effort

Jim Kerr, founder and front-man of Simple Minds, is set to release his first solo album, “Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr,” on July 19th via Rocket Science Ventures. The album, available since last May only in the UK and Europe, entered the UK charts at #94 and the UK Independent Chart at #8. The U.S. deluxe edition release will feature three additional bonus tracks (Mr. Silversmith, Karma to this Rain, Sad Stone Child), as well as feature a specially enhanced package.

Produced by Jez Coad (responsible for production on the last two Simple Minds albums), the album also features Coad on guitars and keyboards. In addition, Lostboy features Charlie Jones on bass (player with Robert Plant, Page/Plant, Goldfrapp) and longtime Simple Mind drummer, Mel Gaynor.

Regarding the project name and ethos, Kerr commented, “I didn’t want to start a new band. I like my band (laughs)…and I didn’t want a point blank Jim Kerr solo album either.”

Track list:
Refugee (4:11)
She Fell In Love With Silence (4:32)
Shadowland (4:08)
Return Of The King (3:48)
Red Letter Day (4:20)
Remember Asia (3:47)
Bulletproof Heart (4:32)
Lostboy (3:50)
Nail Through My Heart (5:12)
Soloman Solohead (3:27)
The Wait Parts 1+2 (5:51)

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