Favorite "New" Songs #5 - "New Gold Dream"

@teamfreak16 (40111)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
December 21, 2017 3:04pm CST
Huh. It seems as if I've recently used this one. Oh yeah, that's because I have. But it bears repeating, because it's just such a great song. I'm counting down my favorite songs with "new" in the title, and we are at #5: "New Gold Dream" by Simple Minds. The title track from their 1982 album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), "New Gold Dream" is one smoking hot tune from the Scottish band. And yet, it was not released as a single. It was, however, featured in the 2008 film, The Informers, and covered by British electronic band Utah Saints. I've attached a video of a live performance from 1984. I am pretty sure that this is the tour I saw (they opened for the Pretenders.) Watch this energetic video, and imagine that they are the opening band, and it's easy to see why Simple Minds is the only support band I've seen get called out for two encores. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Simple Minds - New Gold Dream (includes the ''take me to the river'' part) Live 1984 (9 minute version)
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@FourWalls (12532)
• United States
22 Dec
I see no problem with repeating songs. That’s why we have a “repeat” function on the iPod!
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Dec
A function I use quite often!
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@FourWalls (12532)
• United States
22 Dec
@teamfreak16 — you and I never repeat songs or artists.....
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Dec
@FourWalls - I wouldn't dream of it.
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@RasmaSandra (16336)
• Riga, Latvia
21 Dec
They are an energetic band. Never heard them before. Will take a look at some more by them.
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@JohnRoberts (49554)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Dec
Really? You don't know Simple Minds? Don't You Forget About Me from The Breakfast Club?
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@RasmaSandra (16336)
• Riga, Latvia
21 Dec
@JohnRoberts oh, my how they do forget. Yes, it does strike a cord.
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• United States
22 Dec
I never heard this one before, but I love many of their songs.
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Dec
This was just when they started to get a little popular, a couple years before "Don't You Forget About Me."
• United States
23 Dec
@teamfreak16 I was jealous you saw the Pretenders, Chrissie Hyndeis one of the few female singers that I've loved their voice.
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Dec
@misunderstood_zombie - I've seen them four times. Have you read Chrissie's book, Reckless: My Life as a Pretender? It's good.
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• United States
22 Dec
Hi Scott..hope you guys are keeping warm..Yes I like this one xo
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Dec
Oh yes, we are. Is it still snowing up there?
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• United States
23 Dec
@teamfreak16 No..but its pretty icy right now, I dont mind it though.
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
23 Dec
@TiarasOceanView - Weird. It was really nice here.
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@crossbones27 (17500)
• Redlands, California
22 Dec
That song rocks there, I can see why they want to not leave. Cool live song.
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Dec
Oh yeah, they are a great live band.
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• Redlands, California
22 Dec
@teamfreak16 I have always liked them, but think that was the first time hearing them live.
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@FayeHazel (15199)
• United States
22 Dec
Simple Minds are a great band
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 Dec
Fantastic band. Especially live. So glad I got to see them.
@amadeo (58992)
• United States
21 Dec
oh!yes I do remember this one.I love take me to the river.
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Dec
That is cool the way he broke into that.
@JohnRoberts (49554)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Dec
Easily among my 10 faves all time.
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@teamfreak16 (40111)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 Dec
They are such a great band.
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