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Rejuvenation 2001-2014

After leaving the Virgin Records label, and a one-off album with Chrysalis, Simple Minds took stock and decided to make records for themselves. An album of cover versions of songs dear to Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, “Neon Lights”, was released in 2001, followed by “Cry” in 2002, an album of new compositions recorded in Glasgow and Sicily. The recordings for “Black and White 050505” were completed on the 5th May 2005, hence the title. “Graffiti Soul” continued the band’s return to the top, charting at # 10 in May 2009. “Big Music” [2 LP] was released in October 2014, charting at # 12.

This 7 CD + DVD 12 x 12 book set features the five albums plus twenty-four bonus tracks – non-album B-sides and originally limited bonus CD tracks, including the rare album of covers “Searching For The Lost Boys” (now including a cover of T. Rex’s “Children Of The Revolution”), and the “Big Music” Bonus CD (now including the Simple Minds/Stranglers collaboration). The remixes include the four acclaimed Johnson Somerset remixes of the singles from “Big Music”. The DVD features the ten rare single promo videos from these albums, along with the even more rare EPKs made for the albums’ promotion. Housed in a handsome 12 x 12 book, the booklet features photos and newly-written extensive and revealing album-by-album notes by Jim Kerr himself.

Simple Minds’ Rejuvenation 2001-2014 – was previously released on LP in 2018 it now has been expanded too as a 7CD/1-DVD box set courtesy of Edsel. The set boasts expanded versions of five of the band’s 21st century albums: Neon Lights (2001), Cry (2002), Black and White 050505(2005), Graffiti Soul (2009) and Big Music (2014).  The DVD gathers contemporaneous music videos, behind-the scenes footage, EPKs, and interviews. The set is presented in a 12×12″ book with album-by-album liner notes by Jim Kerr and a wealth of photos.