Video: Producing Simple Minds' 'New Gold Dream'

While Simple Minds remains best-known for the eternally omnipresent "Don't You Forget About Me," the group's true highwater mark has always been its breakthrough 1982 album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), which recently got the box set treatment. Marking the occasion, producer/engineer Peter Walsh sat down with the original tracks of the classic single, "Promised You A Miracle," to solo tracks and show how the production was built, but he also discussed working at London's Townhouse Studios, what gear was used, recording multiple drummers at once, how over-compressed rehearsal tapes recorded on a boombox influenced the album's sound and lots more.
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While Simple Minds remains best-known for the eternally omnipresent "Don't You Forget About Me," the group's true highwater mark has always been its breakthrough 1982 album, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), which recently got the box set treatment with a deluxe 5 CD/1 DVD reissue. Marking the occasion, producer/engineer Peter Walsh sat down with the original tracks of the classic single, "Promised You A Miracle," to solo tracks and show how the production was built, but he also discussed working at London's Townhouse Studios, what gear was used, recording multiple drummers at once, how over-compressed rehearsal tapes recorded on a boombox influenced the album's sound and lots more.

Part 3 - Building the mix/soloing tracks from "Promised You A Miracle"

Part 1 - Meeting the band, getting the gig, Townhouse Studio 2 recollections

Part 2 - Sheltering the music from outside influences, the Boombox tapes, and more