1995 Simple Minds – Good News From The Next World

Good News From The Next World is the tenth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in January 1995 by record label Virgin.

The album’s recording started in the band’s own studio in Perthshire, Scotland, in 1993, and finished in Los Angeles, US, in summer 1994. The two original band members – singer Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill – wrote all nine tracks on the album. They were joined by a number of guest musicians for recording sessions. Keith Forsey, who had previously worked with Simple Minds on their breakout single “Don’t You (Forget About Me)”, shares producing credits with the band.

In some markets the album performed somewhat better than their previous record, Real Life, but it quickly faded from public attention, producing only two moderately successful hit singles.


She’s A River (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:31
2  Night Music (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:23
3  Hypnotised (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:53
4  Great Leap Forward (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:35
5  7 Deadly Sins (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:10
6  And The Band Played On (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:32
7  My Life (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:15
8  Criminal World (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 05:02
9  This Time (Charlie Burchill; Jim Kerr) 04:58


BassLance Morrison
BassMalcolm Foster
BassMarcus Miller
BassMark Brown
DrumsTal Bergman
DrumsVinnie Colaiuta
GuitarCharlie Burchill
KeyboardsCharlie Burchill
Background VocalsJulia Tillman Waters
Background VocalsMaxayn Lewis
Background VocalsPat Hodges
Background VocalsStephanie Spruill
VocalsJim Kerr

Liner Notes

Producer – Keith Forsey, Simple Minds
Coordinator – Alan McBlane
Engineer (Assistant) – Chris Fogel, Gil Morales, Kenny Polakovich, Rob Kirwan, Sean O’Dwyer
Mixed By – Tom Lord-Alge
Recorded By – Brian Reeves
Technician – Tony Donald, Doug Cowan

Art Direction, Design – Stylorouge
Photography – David Scheinmann, Rob O’Connor, Stuart Mackenzie

Recorded At Bonnie Wee Studios
Recorded At Windmill Lane Studios
Recorded At Conway Studios
Recorded At Westlake Studios
Recorded At Track Record
Phonographic Copyright Virgin Records Ltd
Copyright Virgin Records Ltd