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Once Upon A Time
(1985)


Album cover


Track List:

  1. Once Upon A Time
  2. All The Things She Said
  3. Ghost Dancing
  4. Alive And Kicking
  5. Oh Jungleland
  6. I Wish You Were Here
  7. Sanctify Yourself
  8. Come A Long Way

Album Information:

Genre: Anthem rock.
Produced By:
Bob Clearmountain and Jimmy Iovine.
Record Label:
Virgin.

Why This Album Is So Great:

This is Simple Minds' most consistant album when it comes to turning out great rock anthems of the more upbeat type. The album only contains eight songs but they're all filled with killer hooks and that special Simple Minds sound. The album is from the time of "Don't You (Forget About Me)" and is very related to that big single. Also, it was the last album before the band went in other directions, pursuing big issues and world peace. This is partly why I like it so much: this is pure rock managing to combine great hooks with a serious attitude - as perfected by Bob Clearmountain and Jimmy Iovine. A very rich sound. I guess you could call it Simple Minds' equivalent to U2's "The Joshua Tree". My favourites off the album are "Come A Long Way" and "All The Things She Said" but really, they are all potential hit singles...

Overall Rating (on a scale from 1 to 10): 8

If You Like This Artist, Check Out:

Del Amitri, U2.

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