The album was released in September by record label Virgin , and was a turning point for the band as they gained critical and commercial success in the UK and Europe. New Gold Dream originated in Simple Minds' unexpected popular and commercial success during an Australian tour with Icehouse , following the release of Sons and Fascination. The band was prompted by this experience to write " Promised You a Miracle " upon their return to Europe. In a interview, singer Jim Kerr recalled the production of the album as a wonderful time during the late spring and early summer of in which "everything we tried worked", adding: "There were no arguments.
We were in love with what we were doing, playing it, listening to it. You don't get many periods in your life when it all goes your way.
The latter song proved pivotal to the musical direction of the album. For the recording of the album producer Peter Walsh was recruited on the recommendation of guitarist Charlie Burchill, who had been impressed by Walsh's work on the remix of the band's previous single " Sweat in Bullet ".
During the recording sessions it became evident that the band's drummer Mike Ogletree didn't hit the mark. Walsh decided to recruit session drummer Mel Gaynor to play on the album and, following Ogletree's departure, Gaynor became a full-time member of the band.
Jazz keyboardist Herbie Hancock guested on the album and plays a synthesizer solo on the song "Hunter and the Hunted". The title track saw a limited release in Italy, when the band visited the country during their tour in March Virgin Records reissued the album as a remastered edition in cardboard vinyl replica edition and early jewel-case. Virgin also reissued the album on SACD in All the tracks except "Colours Fly and Catherine Wheel" and "Promised You a Miracle" whose multitrack tapes had apparently been lost were remixed in 5.
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It was a special time because we were really beginning to break through with that record, both commercially and critically. The people that liked that record connected with it in a special way. There was a depth to it: it created its own mythology. It stood out.
Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. There has never been any correlation between the band members and drugs to hit the media. General Comment i was there Pedengo and it was all about imagery and creativity.
Jim Kerr had experimented with plenty drugs during his reign of hit supremacy. This song always motivated me in sports and school at the time and thinking of my dreams and ambitions in life. General Comment Jim Kerr has said in multiple interviews that during the writing of New Gold Dream he, for the first time since forming SM, felt like they were achieving success and had reached actual star-status. New Gold Dream is about success in the music industry.