Tuesday, 13 September 2005
Simple Minds holds a clear place in history, but it seems to be less a
place in musical history than it is a place in the history of popular
culture. Once Upon a Time and New Gold Dream are separate Simple Minds
albums that have each been re-released in a DTS DVD-Audio format. The
sound is very good, needless to say (more on that later), but I’ll
point out here that Once Upon a Time is the most famous Simple Minds
album, though it does not contain the most famous song by the group.
That song, and the place in popular history it holds, is titled “Don’t
You (Forget About Me),” the distinctively Simple Minds-sounding track
that the movie “The Breakfast Club” made famous. That song does not
appear on either of these albums, though, and I fear that these
remarkable recordings of what was once a very promising though
under-realized group ...