Hidden Gems : Simple Minds – I Travel

Continuing this very popular viewed series of Hidden Gems (tracks which should have been hits). I’ll present you a track via YouTube, Daily Motion, Soundcloud or another site. These posts are for the music only.

Today I have been a bit self-indulgent as I am allowed to be, by going back my favourite band Simple Minds. Yes they have had many hits but they did have many misses too. If you think about it, they didn’t have a hit until their fifth album, when ‘Promised You A Miracle‘ stormed the Top 40. Today they would have been dropped after the first album if they did not give the record label a decent return. So I decided to go to their third album ‘Empires And Dance‘ lead single ‘I Travel‘. The iconic intro, the amazing extended remix by John Leckie made this song a constant seller yet didn’t trouble the charts in any great way. No futuristic disco was complete without this pumping out on the dance-floor! Yet this year the aforementioned original producer reworked the track for a Record Store Day release. I have put the original mix, the extended mix and the 2012 edition – so go compare! Check also as a bonus Derek Forbes, bassist showing how it should be played.

So Should This Have Been A Hit Or A Miss?

The Original Single MixDerek Forbes – How To Play The Bass LineThe Original Extended Mix

About Stevo Music Man

Music fan (Worked in music 79-92, gigs, collector, Indie DJ) Football (LCFC Season ticket), Travel, Read, Swim, Cycle & Internet.
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