Simple Minds – In Session 1979 – Nights At The Roundtable: Session Edition
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Early Simple Minds tonight. The first session done for John Peel at The BBC, recorded on December 19, 1979. Still in the process of evolving and changing, Simple Minds were just at the starting gate, having gone from their previous Punk incarnation as Johnny & The Self-Abusers to Simple Minds and signing a major label deal with Arista.
Their first album Life In A Day was issued in April of 1979, and it had a respectable showing, hitting #30 on the lp charts. But there was still a long road to travel before smash success finally arrived in 1985.
Simple Minds are still together after several hiatus periods and temporary break-ups, but four of the five original members reunited in 2008 and recording and touring ever since.
Tonight it’s a look back at the early period – before the massive success and the Stadium tours, when they were getting their act together and hitting the road.
Further evidence it takes a lot of work to pull off a life in music. Simple Minds are proof of that.
Enjoy this one.
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