Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Simple Minds - Sons and Fascination - 1981
Ah, the Dreamtime mixes. I listened to this album a couple times, and thought it was okay, but didn't really get much out of it. Then, Mr Dreamtime released his GLORIOUS versions of some of these tracks, and this album has become one of my favorite SM albums. The album is a good, solid piece of SM perfection. Not because there are any particularly pop-hooky tracks or singles, but because of the flow, consistency, and arrangement. The album plays without a hitch, with no shocking shifts in style or sound, and it feels that each track leads smoothly into the next. I could play the whole album in my head from beginning to end without getting lost or distracted anywhere. It is one piece of art, chopped into eight lovely parts.
And, that's all I have for tonight. Time for supper. I think I'll make Italian Sausage with Marinara and pasta. Maybe some green beans on the side.....