Simple Minds – “Acoustic In Concert DVD+CD”
(Eagle Rock Entertainment)
By Carol Anne Szel
In June, Eagle Rock Entertainment released “Acoustic In Concert” by Simple Minds on DVD, CD and in digital formats.
The new release was captured during the acclaimed band’s special performance for BBC Radio 2’s “In Concert” series in November of 2016 at the stunning Hackney Empire in London.
Simple Minds are a Scottish band formed in 1977. The most commercially successful Scottish band of the 1980s, they have five UK number one albums and have sold 60 million records worldwide.
The band staged the show on the eve of the release their “Acoustic” album last year, and included performances of their hits “Alive And Kicking” and the enduring Breakfast Club theme song “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” among other favorites from their extensive career.
The DVD/CD presents the outstanding vocal prowess of lead singer Jim Kerr, who had a great command of the stage while keeping the audience involved in the concert. The package takes us back to the past, yet we see and hear the band as just as current today.
It’s definitely a release that is perfect for playing in your ride this summer while cranking it up as your car windows are rolled down!
New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84
See The Lights
Stand By Love
Someone Somewhere In Summertime
Speed Your Love To Me
Promised You A Miracle
Don’t You (Forget About Me)
Long Black Train
Alive And Kicking
Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)