Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Simple Minds – Glittering Prize (1982)

476 – Simple Minds – Glittering Prize (1982)
Written by Simple Minds
Produced by Peter Walsh
Label – Virgin

Simple Minds pursued many different musical guises throughout their career, but from 1981 – 1984 their sophisticated synth rock was irresistable. Following this period Jim Kerr and co. would create songs that leaned heavily towards a sonic palette that sounded effective in the Arena’s the band would go on to fill. 81 – 84 was a glorious period and “Glittering Prize” is a perfect example of a band at their pinnacle. Derek Forbes’ melodious bassline and Michael MacNeill’s synth fills playfully wrap around each other with a warmth that shines light on the darkest of days.

“Glittering Prize”

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