Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

by Simple Minds
     
 

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Riding the coat tails of the John Hughes flick The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds finally broke America with their theme song "Don't You Forget About Me," and their 1985 release Once Upon a Time captured the heart-wrenching excitement found in bands such as U2. They were now one of the biggest names inSee more details below

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Riding the coat tails of the John Hughes flick The Breakfast Club, Simple Minds finally broke America with their theme song "Don't You Forget About Me," and their 1985 release Once Upon a Time captured the heart-wrenching excitement found in bands such as U2. They were now one of the biggest names in music and Jim Kerr's thirsting vocals became the band's signature. Once Upon a Time, featuring producer Jimmy Iovine (U2, Stevie Nicks, Bruce Springsteen), showcased more of a guitar-driven sound. The band's heavy synth-pop beats had relaxed a bit and Charlie Burchill's charming playing style was most noticeable. Also enlisting the choir-like beauty of Robin Clark, Simple Minds' popularity was expounded on songs such as Alive & Kicking and "Sanctify Yourself." This album was one of their best, most likely leading the pack in the band's album roster, because it exuded raw energy and solid composition not entirely captured on previous albums.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/10/2003
Label:
Virgin Records Us
UPC:
0724381301623
catalogNumber:
13016
Rank:
55692

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Performance Credits

Simple Minds   Primary Artist
Simms Brothers Band   Background Vocals
Robin Clark   Vocals
Carlos Alomar   Background Vocals
Michael Been   Background Vocals
Charlie Burchill   Guitar
Mel Gaynor   Drums,Vocals
John Giblin   Bass,Bass Guitar
Sue Hadjopoulas   Percussion
Jim Kerr   Vocals
Mick MacNeil   Synthesizer,Piano

Technical Credits

Simple Minds   Composer
Charlie Burchill   Composer
Bob Clearmountain   Producer
Mel Gaynor   Composer
John Giblin   Composer
Jimmy Iovine   Producer
Jim Kerr   Composer
Mick MacNeil   Composer
Mark McKenna   Engineer
Moira Marquis   Engineer
Mick Haggerty   Artwork

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