Good News from the Next World


Good News from the Next World

Infobox Album
Name = Good News from the Next World
Type = Album
Artist = Simple Minds



Released = 7 February, 1995
Recorded =
Genre = Rock
Length =
Label = Virgin
Producer = Simple Minds, Keith Forsey
Reviews =
* Allmusic Rating|2|5 [http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jz6htroqkl2x link]
*"Rolling Stone" [http://www.rollingstone.com/artists/simpleminds/albums/album/288578/review/6067787/good_news_from_the_next_world link]
Last album = "Real Life"(1991)
This album = "Good News from the Next World"
(1995)
Next album = "The Promised"
(1997)

"Good News from the Next World" was a Simple Minds album, released in 1995. It had two hit singles, "She's a River" and "Hypnotised". The album garnered moderate commercial success, and was not badly received among critics in the United States. In the UK, however, it was critically panned; the album "approximates the noise that would be made if the entire contents of a music shop were strapped to an Empire transport ship from Star Wars," wrote "Melody Maker", but " [f] or all it's cod-Wagnerian vastness, there are no tunes." [http://www.simpleminds.org.uk/goodnewsreviews.html]

Track listing

All songs written by Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill

# "She's a River" – 5:32
# "Night Music" – 5:24
# "Hypnotised" – 5:53
# "Great Leap Forward" – 5:56
# "7 Deadly Sins" – 5:11
# "And the Band Played On" – 5:32
# "My Life" – 5:16
# "Criminal World" – 5:03
# "This Time" – 4:58

Information & Credits

* Produced By Keith Forsey & Simple Minds.
* Recorded By Brian Reeves.
* Mixed By Tom Lord Alge.
* All Songs Written By J. Kerr / C. Burchill.
*
* Vocals : Jim Kerr.
* Guitars & Keyboards : Charlie Burchill.
* Basses : Mark Browne, Malcolm Foster, Marcus Miller & Lance Morrison.
* Drums : Mark Schulman, Tal Bergman & Vinnie Colaiuta.
* Backing Vocals : Stefani Spruill, Pat Hodges, Maxann Lewis, Julia Walters.
* Recorded at Bonnie Wee Studios, Scotland, Windmill Lane, Dublin, Conway, Westlake & Track Records, Los Angeles, CA.
* Assistant Engineers : Chris Fogel, Sean O'Dwyer, Rob Kirwan, Gil Morales & Kenny Polakovich.
* Technical Direction : Doug Cowan.
* Equipment : Tony Donald.
*
* Worldwide Representation : Clive Banks for CBL.
* Co-ordination : Alan McBlane.
* Design & Art Direction : Stylorouge.
* Band Photography : David Scheinmann.
* Textural Photography : Rob O'Conner & Stuart MacKenzie.


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