Simple Minds / New Gold Dream six-disc super deluxe edition box set

New Gold Dream Exploded

At the end of July, Universal Music will reissue Simple Minds‘ acclaimed fifth studio album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), across a number of formats, including a six-disc super deluxe edition box set…

newgolddreamThe 1982 album was the Scottish band’s second on the Virgin label and the first to feature drummer Mel Gaynor (recruited after producer Peter Walsh declared himself unsatisfied with Mike Ogletree’s playing). New Gold Dream launched Simple Minds’ career worldwide and delivered the hit singles Promised You A Miracle, Glittering Prize and Someone Somewhere In Summertime.

The new super deluxe edition of New Gold Dream boasts an abundance of material. Disc one features a 2016 remaster (by Andrew Walter at Abbey Road) approved by Charlie Burchill and the second disc gathers 12-inch remixes and instrumentals of the singles, a few of which enjoy their CD debut.

Various edits and B-sides can be found on the third CD in the set while disc four features previously unreleased BBC John Peel and Kid Jensen radio sessions, recorded in February and August 1982.

All ten tracks on disc five are previously unreleased; made up of alternative mixes and demos and the icing on the cake is the sixth and final disc which is a DVD, featuring Charlie Burchill and Ronald Prent’s 5.1 surround sound mix, first released on the now long out-of-print DVD-Audio in 2005. This mix of the album is a unique ‘full duration’ mix which is different to the standard version. DVD also includes promo videos and a few Top of the Pops performances. Note, this is a DVD-V unlike the DVD-A/V disc from previous Simple Minds box sets.

The super deluxe includes a 36-page booklet with sleeve notes by journalist and broadcaster, Billy Sloan including new interviews with Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill.

The reissue is being issued on two-CD deluxe and vinyl LP. The DVD content is also put out as a blu-ray audio.

New Gold Dream is reissued on 29 July 2016. At the time of writing it’s currently a great price on Amazon UK – little more than £6 per disc.


CD #1: Original Album

  1. Someone Somewhere In Summertime
  2. Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel
  3. Promised You A Miracle
  4. Big Sleep
  5. Somebody Up There Likes You
  6. NewGoldDream (81,82,83,84)
  7. Glittering Prize
  8. Hunter And The Hunted
  9. King Is White And In The Crowd

CD #2: Extended Versions

  1. Promised You A Miracle [Extended] (from Promised You A Miracle 12″ single)
  2. Seeing Out The Angel [Instrumental Remix] (from Promised You A Miracle 12″ single)
  3. Promised You A Miracle [US Remix] (from Promised You A Miracle American 12″ single)
  4. Promised You A Miracle [US Dub] (from Promised You A Miracle American 12″ single) First time on CD.
  5. Promised You A Miracle [US Special Extended Remix] (from Promised You A Miracle American Promo 12″ single) First time on CD.
  6. Glittering Prize [Club Mix] (from Glittering Prize 12″ single)
  7. Glittering Prize [Extended Theme] (from Glittering Prize 12″ single)
  8. Someone Somewhere In Summertime [Extended] (from Someone Somewhere In Summertime 12″ single)
  9. NewGoldDream (81,82,83,84) [German 12″ Remix] (from NewGoldDream German CD issue of album. Later released on 12″ singles.)
  10. King Is White And In The Crowd [Instrumental] (unedited and restored mix originally released with a Touch Tape magazine). First time on CD.
  11. NewGoldDream (81,82,83,84) [German 12″ Remix With Drums] (from X5 compilation)
  12. In Every Heaven (from X5 compilation)

CD #3: Edits And B-Sides

  1. Promised You A Miracle [Edit] (from Promised You A Miracle 7″ single)
  2. Theme For Great Cities (from Promised You A Miracle 7″ single)
  3. Glittering Prize [Edit] (from Glittering Prize 7″ single)
  4. Glittering Prize [Theme] (from Glittering Prize 7″ single) First time on CD.
  5. Someone Somewhere In Summertime [Edit] (from Someone Somewhere In Summertime Promo 7″ single) First time on CD.
  6. Soundtrack For Every Heaven (from Someone Somewhere In Summertime 12″ single)
  7. NewGoldDream (81,82,83,84) [7″ Mix] (from NewGoldDream Italian 7″ single)

CD #4: Radio Sessions

  1. Promised You A Miracle [Kid Jensen Session]
  2. In Trance As Mission [Kid Jensen Session]
  3. King Is White and In The Crowd [Kid Jensen Session] (from Someone Somewhere In Summertime 12″ single)
  4. Promised You A Miracle [John Peel Session] First time on CD
  5. Love Song [John Peel Session] First time on CD
  6. Sons And Fascination [John Peel Session] First time on CD
  7. King Is White And In The Crowd [John Peel Session] First time on CD
  8. Someone Somewhere In Summertime [Kid Jensen Session]
  9. Glittering Prize [Kid Jensen Session]
  10. Hunter And The Hunted [Kid Jensen Session]

CD #5: Alternative Mixes, Roughs And Demos

  1. Someone Somewhere In Summertime [Full Duration] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  2. Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel [Full Duration Instrumental] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  3. Promised You A Miracle [Remix For Album: Long] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  4. Big Sleep [Instrumental] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  5. In Every Heaven [Full Duration] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  6. Somebody Up There Likes You [Full Duration Instrumental] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  7. NewGoldDream (81,82,83,84) [Full Duration] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  8. Hunter And The Hunted [Alternative Take] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  9. King Is White And In The Crowd [Monitor Mix] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.
  10. In Every Heaven [Early Version] Previously unreleased. First time on CD.

DVD: 5:1 Mix And Videos

  1. Someone Somewhere In Summertime [5:1 Mixes]
  2. Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel [5:1 Mixes]
  3. Promised You A Miracle [5:1 Mixes]
  4. Big Sleep [5:1 Mixes]
  5. Somebody Up There Likes You [5:1 Mixes]
  6. NewGoldDream (81,82,83,84) [5:1 Mixes]
  7. Glittering Prize [5:1 Mixes]
  8. Hunter And The Hunted [5:1 Mixes]
  9. King Is White And In The Crowd [5:1 Mixes]
  10. In Every Heaven [5:1 Mixes]
  11. Promised You A Miracle [Promo Video]
  12. Glittering Prize [Promo Video]
  13. Promised You A Miracle [Top Of The Pops] First time commercially released.
  14. Glittering Prize [Top Of The Pops] First time commercially released.

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Paul R

Tonight BBC 4 will be broadcasting the original Top Of The Pops 1982 April show. Featuring Simple Minds performance of Promised You A Miracle ,if anybody’s interested in making a comparison to the boxed set version.


Each remix of ‘Promised You A Miracle’ seems to have been taken from a different source, not sure what ones are from vinyl rip, cassette, master tapes…. but I am slightly disappointed all the tracks on this box set aren’t of the same high quality on sound. One of the remixes of ‘Promised You A Miracle’ has a more muffled sound, which is disappointing when you compare it to the other remixes. Each one remix of PYAM sounds different in sound quality and I havent been able to figure out which one I prefer (As far as sound quality), I am picky about this stuff and it is disappointing. But for the most part these box sets from Simple Minds have turned out to be a treasure. Can’t wait for any other album box sets they may have planned. Just wish all the tracks were the same in excellent sound quality.

Tino Stabile

I have just ordered my box. What to say about such a quintessential and jewel in their catalogue. It has so much going for it. Promised you a Miracle, New Gold Dream, one of the best summertime songs ever… Someone somewhere in the Summertime, Big Sleep… Just an incredible album and now you get the longer versions as well…. to enjoy over and over. It looks like what this company did with the Tears for Fears box sets a while back.
Cannot wait to receive it. A band that does not get the credit it deserves. Glad to see that this release is getting the respect it so deserves. Thank you.


I am listening to this now. The actual album sounds…. muffled…. to me. Not a very good job on the remastering, in my opinion. But I notice the remaining discs sound excellent. It’s like they took the original album previously issued? (not sure if it was remastered) and added it to this. Discs 2 through 5 sound great. I can’t stand the sound quality on Disc 1 (The original album), what happened here? Ugh,… But the extra tracks for the remaining discs sound wonderfully remastered. So that’s good. But as for Disc one… It’s a shame.

Derek Langsford

Glad others are noticing that Disc 1 is sub par and confirming I am not crazy. I am aware of 3 CD issues of this album and so far none live up to what could be accomplished with current technology. It’s as if the remasterer tried to make the 2016 CD sound different from the 2003 for the sake and ended yup cutting off the high end, boosting the bass, and pushing the vocals back further into the mix. I agree the extended and alternative mix discs save this boxed set but it is surprising that the main album disc, which Universal remastered fine on the prior SM boxed sets, disappoints in this one.


The worst thing I can mention about this SDE is the lack of CD Text encoding. Seems like such a simple, obvious thing these days. It’s not like they’re protecting their IP by leaving it out.

Which is to say – I’m super happy with the content of this set. Great price, a lot of fun stuff.

Derek Langsford

After comparing the original CD release with the 2016 remaster CD I am barely noticing any difference but volume. The 2003 tracks on the Best of sound different (cleaner, more treble, but less bass) and I am acquiring the 2003 remaster to compare the full album. The 2016 remaster is certainly not a revelation.


Florian M. Kranz

For those who don’t want to buy the box but would like to have some of the extra tracks nevertheless. The first four CDs are available as mp3-tracks on the German platform flatster.de (category “Top Alben aktuelles Jahr”‘). If you take the 9,90 € code you get 100 mp3 tracks for it, that is 10ct for each track. It’s a internet radio recording service and therefor so cheap, but legal.

John Thomson

I’ve enjoyed spending the last week with the NGD boxset and overall it is a very impressive package.

The extra alternative mixes disc is fantastic and finally being able to retire some of the Themes 2 tracks with superior versions is great. It’s great to have a CD first for the edit of the Glittering Prize theme as well.

I think the new artwork is great on all the disc sleeves and I’m using the new album cover from the official website on my server as I like the new interpretaion.

However, the 2016 remaster of the main album is an abomination in my opinion.
Comparing the first 20 seconds of Glittering Prize to any of the other versions of GP (themes/edits/club mixes etc) on this box set it is quite clear that the top end has been shaved off.
There has also been a mild bass boost, which is most noticeable in the Herbie Hancock keyboard solo of Hunter with the bass drum sounding boomier.

An increase in bass shouldn’t automatically mean a reduction in treble but it seems to be the case here.
I’m not usually an obsessive with brightness, treble and crystal clear clarity at the top end, but I think it suits this album and all the other tracks on the rest of the discs seem to match the top end of the 2002 disc.

The three singles and the NGD track on the album all sound more boomy to me on the 2016 than the mixes on the other discs – even the alternative mixes disc, but maybe I need a hearing test.

I preferred the remasters of Sparkle & Once for the other two box sets, but this one won’t be on my server.

The extended mixes of the three singles are marginally quieter on this box set than the recent 2012 X5 box set and they sound better for it. It’s also great to have the extra US mixes of Promised You A Miracle.

I’ve always loved the instrumental remix of “Seeing Out The Angel” and the chord sequence as a prototype for Mandela Day years later is much more noticeable without the vocals and it sounds superb here.

I could have certainly done without two versions of the same NGD German Remix with a 5 second drum intro being the only difference, but I think Simon said a few weeks back that an instrumental was prepared but not used, so fair enough in the interest of completion.

If you re-sequence the tracks associated with the three singles on to one disc, the remaining tracks and the radio sessions will fit on another, which is great for the car – saving a whole disc.

It’s a shame that the surround mixes on the DVD aren’t lossless this time (despite being marked as DVD-A on the box, sleeve and disc along with DTS-HD Master logos!), but it’s been mentioned on the quadrophonic forum this is down to who authored the disc.

Ray Shulman did this one and he only does DVD-V’s, Neil Wilkes did the other two and he does DVD-A/V’s.

At least all the mixes are lossless on the Bluray.

The two TOTP clips are very blocky, but is no doubt source related and it seems like the remastered audio has been dubbed over the top, but they are good to have.

I believe PYAM on the Peel session has been pitch corrected as it is different to the couple of boots I have.

Apart from the remaster of the main album, this is a great package and I’m going to give the Alternative mixes another spin now whilst I read the booklets. A lot of time and effort must go into these projects, so well done to all involved, especially Simon Cornwell and looking forward to the next one!

Derek Langsford

Mine finally came today – why so long to CA versus Australia from UK? Nice set but the fact that the outer box, the DVD sleeve and the DVD itself all say is a DVD-A and DVD-V but its really just a DVD-V is frustrating. And on top it has the same flawed 5.1 mix that was on the 2005 DVD-A, showing Universal was lazy in not improving the 5.1 mixes of Colours Fly and the Catherine Wheel and Promised You a Miracle. The stereo LPCM versions of those tracks played through my Yamaha Amp with a surround setting sound better.

Why is it so hard for Universal to get everything right on these sets?

Derek Langsford

Yes, you warned long ago, soon after the set was announced, that the DVD was a DVD-V not a DVD-A so I was not surprised. But had the boxes, the DVD sleeve, and the DVDs themselves been printed before they realized that it would be just a DVD-V? A buyer could return the product as being mislabelled. I admit I don’t know the details of how a release likes this comes together and when deadlines occur but if Universal knew it was going to be a DVD-V months ahead of release, one would think they had time to either redo the artwork or make DVD-As so that all the mislabelling didn’t occur. The box says it was “Made in the Czech Republic” – does that have anything to do with the production timing issues?

I agree with John that the 2016 remaster has excessive low end and lacklustre high end. It’s no improvement from the original 1986(?) UK CD release.

Combined with not updating the 5.1 mixes of Colours Fly and Promised You A Miracle, there are three unforced errors with the set. Maybe lazy is the wrong word, but Universal are batting 0-3 on quality control on the Simple Minds Boxed Sets.

Don’t get me wrong, I still like having the box and the discs of other mixes, but I can’t sing the praises of the set as a whole.

I trust if you re involved with the TFF TSoL set, these types of errors will be rooted out before production. I have more faith in you than Universal.

Paul R

Sadly the multitrack tapes for both Colours Fly and Promised You A Miracle were lost and presumably still missing.

Paul R

Just seen part 3 – “Pete Walsh on New Gold Dream”.It now appears the original multitrack tapes for Promised You A Miracle have been located. Would be great to also release a track by track “Classic Album” based DVD.


My copy arrived in Australia yesterday. Hoping to listen this afternoon. At this point I have to say I hope the quality of the audio is better than the quality of the typography. You’d think they would have considered that most of us who bought the album cause we loved it in 1982 are now into our 50s and beyond!

This is my first album on DVD and I’ll need to rip it to listen anywhere other than the computer. Can anyone direct me to a good guide for doing this? Ideally I’d like to end up with 16 bit audio in 5.1. I think Apple lossless format fits the bill but open to the suggestions of those who’ve done it before.


Easily the best box set of the year (so far). Gorgeous sound + elegant box set. The memories just come flooding back. Trumps SITR by a long shot. Now we need the rest.


I can’t speak to your “16 bit audio in 5.1” requirement but I downloaded a trial version (30 days) of DVD Audio Extractor from http://www.dvdae.com to extract the stereo mix off the DVD and burned that to a CD.

Koen Kroeze

Great SDE box!

Hardly any versions missing (?). Since the US 12″ mixes of ‘Promised You A Miracle’ have been included ‘The American (7″ Mix / Extended Mix)’ (US 7″/12″ b-side) could’ve been present as well, even though it was not a track from the album… But hé, ‘Theme for Great Cities’ had been on previous releases prior to the album as well…

A few years ago an early demo of Someone Somewhere was floating around the www.

Might there be a possibility Virgin will reproduce the size of the ‘Once Upon A Time (SDE’ box-set, so all three will have the same size? Personally it annoys me ‘OUAT’ is a bit smaller…

Hopefully the other albums will get a SDE treatment as well. Still enough tracks that needs its way to CD/digital format. Even though various compilations have edits, demos, extended versions, I like it when all these versions are gathered… We’ll wait and see what the future might bring…


The peel sessions sound as though they were recorded off the radio. My only criticism of a great box set.


The sound quality was a *bit* iffy but my God what a session… They really went for a full on, Empires & Dance style, in your face, raw sound. Magnificent!


Some websites list the tracktimes of the 10 tracks on the dvd as exactly the same as the regular album versions (cd1).
Can anyone confirm that the dvd features the 5.1 mixes from the 2005 dvd and NOT new 5.1 mixes from the 2016 remastered album-version ?
And what about the blu ray ? New 5.1 mixes or the 2005 5.1 mixes ?
Thanks !


Looks great next to the other two deluxe boxes not had chance to listen to any of it yet however it’s well packaged and great track listing. Hoping for street fighting years to be next box set.


Sorry for a noob question but Paul mentioned somewhere that the only place to get a lossless version of the 5.1 mix is through the Blu-ray Disc. Isn’t the dvd 5.1 mix lossless?

Many thanks!


Many thanks Paul


Will we get a Sons and Fascination / Sister Feelings Call Box? I don’t know if there is any rare stuff from this period apart from the 12″ single releases.

Rob Puricelli

Worth pointing out that the DVD is not, as stated on the box, disc sleeve and disc itself, DVD-Audio. It is just a DVD-Video. Nor does it utilise DTS Master-Audio HD, as stated on the disc, sleeve and box.

The 5.1 mixes are delivered in either DTS 96/24 or Dolby Digital 48/16. The Stereo mix is delivered as 96/24 LPCM.

Michael McA

Arrived yesterday. Immaculately packaged as expected. New Gold Dream (released the week I turned 21) is a magnificent masterpiece. Full of yearning and melancholia, the music is sublime, so beautiful – and it still moves me to tears. It sounds too good to be true, like the sun is shining through it.

Nigel Day

Ive ripped the main album onto my ipod and the text says 2002 remaster – So not a new master then ????

Nigel Day

Ah ok ! Thanks for that Paul


On a related note …..does anyone know what’s become of the simpleminds.Org website also known as dreamgiver???? No updates since January.


simon has been working on the boxsets,
and has not had time to update the website.



new gold dream – super deluxe boxset

brief overview

disc 1 – the UK album, nothing new here,
same tracks as from prior 2002 release.
1 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (Remastered 2002) 4:37
2 Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel (Remastered 2002) 3:49
3 Promised You A Miracle (Remastered 2002) 4:27
4 Big Sleep (Remastered 2002) 5:00
5 Somebody Up There Likes You (Remastered 2002) 5:01
6 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (Remastered 2002) 5:38
7 Glittering Prize (Remastered 2002) 4:33
8 Hunter And The Hunted (Remastered 2002) 5:54
9 King Is White And In The Crowd (Remastered 2002) 7:01

Disc 2 – the remixes
1 Promised You A Miracle (Extended Version) 4:48
– the uk remix from the 12 inch, slightly longer than the album version

2 Seeing Out The Angel (Instrumental Remix) 6:35
– b side from the uk 12 inch of promised you a miracle, original track is from
sons and fascination

3 Promised You A Miracle (US Remix) 6:03
– from the us 12 inch, released on all the things she said uk 12 inch b side,
a different drum beat over the main track

4 Promised You A Miracle (US Dub) 5:25
– first time on CD, from the us 12 inch b side, an instrumental mix
with the same sound as the us 12 inch

5 Promised You A Miracle (US Special Extended Remix) 6:19
– the full promo US 12 inch mix, that was hard to find on CD is here,
this is the definite remix of the track, which sounds much closer to
the original

6 Glittering Prize (Club Mix) 4:57
– the uk 12 inch mix

7 Glittering Prize (Extended Theme) 4:57
– basically an instrumenal version from the uk 12 inch

8 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (Extended Mix) 6:05
– from the uk 12 inch

9 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (German 12” Remix) 6:52
– a bonus track from the european i travel 12 inch, also included on the
glittering prize theme later on

10 King Is White And In The Crowd (Instrumental / Touch Tape Magazine Version) 8:45
– not sure about this, since the version on the tape is a few minutes shorter

11 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (German 12” Remix With Drums) 6:56
– not sure about this either, but sounds similar to the normal remix

12 In Every Heaven (2012 Remaster) 4:23
– as stated, from the 2012 remaster

Disc 3 – edits
1 Promised You A Miracle (Edit / Remaster 2001) 4:01
– from the uk 7 inch

2 Theme For Great Cities (Album Version) 5:50
– from the album sisters feeling call

3 Glittering Prize (Edit / 2001 Remaster) 4:00
– from the uk 7 inch

4 Glittering Prize (Theme / 7″ Single Mix) 4:04
– b side of the uk 7 inch

5 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (7″ Promo Single Edit) 3:58
– from the us 7 inch promo

6 Soundtrack For Every Heaven 4:55
– instrumental from the b side of the uk 12 inch of someone somewhere in summertime

7 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (7″ Mix) 4:45
– same as the us album edit, and the italian 7 inch

Disc 4 – radio sessions, all are very good quality,
with some varying from the album versions, and some
tracks from earlier albums.

1 Promised You A Miracle (David Jenson Show / 1982) 4:22
2 In Trance As Mission (David Jenson Show / 1982) 4:33
3 King Is White And In The Crowd (Session Version) 5:19
4 Promised You A Miracle (John Peel Session / May 1982) 4:40
5 Love Song (John Peel Session / May 1982) 5:48
6 Sons And Fascination (John Peel Session / May 1982) 6:42
7 King Is White And In The Crowd (John Peel Session / May 1982) 6:03
8 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (Kid Jensen Session / 13th August 1982) 5:08
9 Glittering Prize (Kid Jensen Session / 13th August 1982) 4:21
10 Hunter And The Hunted (David Jenson Show / 1982) 5:48

Disc 5 – alternate versions – these are different
from the DVD-A mixes also.
1 Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) (Full Duration Version) 5:46
– a longer version similar to the 12 inch

2 Colours Fly And Catherine Wheel (Full Duration Version / Instrumental) 4:42
– instrumental version that was unreleased, very good

3 Promised You A Miracle (Album Remix / Extended Version) 4:53
– not really sure how different this is from the uk 12 inch version,
sounds similar

4 Big Sleep (Instrumental) 5:13
– instrumental version that was unreleased, very good

5 In Every Heaven (Full Version) 5:39
– again, different in length from the DVD-A version, but sounds similar

6 Somebody Up There Likes You (Full Duration / Instrumental) 5:17
– another take of the instrumental version

7 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) (Alternative Dream Version) 7:02
– prior unreleased take, very good

8 Hunter And The Hunted (Alternative Take) 5:16
– another alternate version, very good

9 King Is White And In The Crowd (Monitor Mix) 7:14
– a different take on the standard mix, very good

10 In Every Heaven (Early Version) 4:36
– a much slower version, very sparse


overall, a great package, the track listings are excellent.
there might be a few missing tracks, but not much
(full version of in every heaven, the touch tapes version of king
is white and in the crowd, and the stage instrumental of new gold dream)

other than the missing 5.1 mixes of promised you a miracle, and
colours fly and catherine wheel, this is very comprehensive,
and well worth it.

great news for fans, and collectors.

highly recommended.



an important note to mention:

this review is for the digital version.
the first disc was the old 2002 remaster.

the physical cd version should have the new
2016 abbey road remaster.


Paul R

Ordered mine from the Simple Minds shop and it has just arrived. That’s my “afternoon & evening listening” sorted then.

Ron de Joode

Amazon, but also other sites mention that the 2CD version contains the 2002 remaster on the first disc. Before ordering, which version contains which remaster? It’s a remasterjungle sometimes ….


the other box set Sparkle In The Rain CD, CD+DVD is also good price on amazon.it 27.90 eur.

ordered both.


£36.99 on official simple minds shop site

Auntie Sabrina

HMV also have the Blu-ray Audio version at £16.99 too…


Why six discs, when it look like disc 3 and 4 would fit on one disc.


I am glad SDE will be (hopefully) adding other online outlets for price comparing, value shopping, as the Amazon pre-order prices seem to keep going up, while the Universal Music Store – the imprint releasing this amazing set – has the Super Deluxe Set priced at just $57.99.

Paul R

One of the best albums ever ! Rare mixes on disc 5 make this a definite purchase.


The only track missing (I think) is the US album shorter mix of New Gold Dream.

Paul R

Disc 3 New Gold Dream 7″ version (Italian release) is the same as the US edit. Hope this info helps.


Thanks Paul. I wondered what the Italian mix was.


I totally sprang for the double-CD version, as these songs are indelibly superb.

Would like to go in on the big box, but the timing isn’t right financially. Anyway, the 5.1 is beyond my stereo system at the moment, so that dual disc set is as good as it’ll get for me. Bring on June! (My delivery date, here in the US.)


The 2 CD version is on HMV for £12.99 and the Blu-ray is on there as well for £16.99 with free postage of course.

Alan Jones

Like me maybe a few fans on here will have recorded the original radio session broadcasts onto cassette. I can recall that Kid Jenson introduced one of the tracks as Summer Song later to become Someone Somewhere in Summertime. Another for special treatment could be the great “lost” Simple Minds album Our Secrets Are The Same. Whilst it was later included as disc 5 on Silver Box Set, I suspect that due to the fairly high price on release, many fans will not have it or possibly have never heard of it. This was the album that the band got into fisty cuffs with EMI Records about. I was lucky to get my hands on a CD-R of the original recording and it is different to the version in the box set so they could put out both editions in a package. As far as I know a promo vinyl version never existed and so an opportunity to put that right too.

Jimi Fletcher

In fact, what with the reissue of Sulk the other day and the sequel to Lexicon around the corner, it’s 1982 all over again! Hurrah!

Jimi Fletcher

There are three definitive pop albums of 1982 for me- this, ABC’s The Lexicon of Love and Associates’ Sulk, and of the three, this is the one I love the most. In fact, I love it more than any other album ever. Simple Minds hit some kind of inimitable, impossible-to-top high with this album, and I have been waiting for a box set like this for so long. Now it’s finally happening! The price is fantastic, the contents look tremendous and the presentation looks very, very nice indeed! Bring it on!

Auntie Sabrina

Amazon.co.uk now showing Blu-ray Audio release as 5 August. Still no details of the codec, LOCM, DTS HD etc.

Kevin Henry

What a great album. I originally bought it on vinyl back in the day and now own the 2002 remaster in the mini album sleeve. I’ve ordered the full set and really look forward to its arrival along with Mirage. A shame the 2005 DVD and blu ray is not included in the set. I suppose not including them brings the price down and you can decide whether to buy the BR. Big Sleep is a classic.


Seeing Sparkle can now be had for less than £20 I’m not going to rush into this one. They’re probably going to print thousands of them so I’ll just be patient this time.


Nice! Been waiting for this one. Now where is the TFF SOL?

Julian H

Probably held back until the new album is out, unfortunately…


@Barrie Sillars

Not sure if this is what you were asking in your earlier post but the Universal Music site selling this SDE states: DVD with high resolution 96/24 5.1 mix

alan hansen

pre-order my SDE set ages ago, now showing (sans VAT), 30.91 GBP!


Sheesh, $49.58 for the box fro Amazon UK, it almost feels like robbery. Between this and my $6.49 copy of Around The World vinyl reissue from Prince has made this past week or so a banner one for music savings.

Mike Pendlebury

Just moved from the UK to the USA yesterday – first time I get online I see this amazing news! Ordered on Amazon UK and only had to pay £33.99 with the VAT being taken off – SDE saving me money again – Thanks!


Ordered this before reading the description. WOW can’t wait for it to arrive.
Next please Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call Super Deluxe !!!!!!!!!!

Paul English

Can’t wait for this. One of my favourite albums ever.

Looks great – they seem to have covered everything. Fleetwood Mac and Lloyd Cole compilers take note.


@Paul English – I thought the Lloyd Cole box was pretty darned good. What was wrong with it?

Paul English

@ Trash
The Lloyd Cole set had no single edits, remixes or extended versions aside from My Bag (Dancing Mix). The majority of these are not available on CD so this box set was the ideal opportunity to include them. There was room at the end of the Rattlesnakes, Easy Pieces and Mainstream discs.

Such cherrypicking is common when it comes to rock / indie / alternative acts.

For soul and pop reissues, much less so.


Thank you very much Elliot,

simpleminds.org it’s really great. I never saw so much information in a fan site. Simply WONDERFUL !!

One more thing. Since DVD-V and Blue-ray will be put out by Universal I suppose two versions of the box will be available to pre order but I haven’t see it… How can I know which one I’m pre ordering ??


Thanks, Paul! Well, I am going for the Blu Ray Audio anyway.

Barrie Sillars

The question for most is, this being DVD-V what are the actual specs for the 5.1 mix and stereo if included. It would be such a shame if the hi-res tracks have been downgraded to fit the DVD-V format.


Isaías, this fan site lists some demos from pre-SM to SITR:


I agree on having box sets for the early period plus the SFY to GNFTW period. I’d like box sets for Néapolis and Cry as well if I’m honest, some good material came out of those albums.


For those who are interested in this box set but also want to get a lossless version of the 5.1 mix as they didn’t managed to get a copy of the 2005 DVD-A, the new set of 2016 editions of New Gold Dream will leave them no other choice than purchasing both the box set and the blu-ray audio. An attempt to save the latter as a format from vanishing ? Who is still buying blu-ray pure audio discs today ?

russell finch

That’s a very generous interpretation – I suspect they want us to buy both !!