Track Review: Simple Minds – Broken Glass Park

by Sam Skilton
So far 2013 has been as much a refresher of the golden oldies as it has been a reflection of their pasts. First we had the surprise David Bowie comeback, then there was the return of Primal Scream, and now Scottish rockers Simple Minds are back in business.
‘Broken Glass Park’ is nostalgic, but it’s as robust as ever. The track has actually been kicking around for a couple of years now, but was released on Monday (25th March) on the band’s latest ‘Celebrate: Greatest Hits’ LP. The video features footage of the band performing on The Old Grey Whistle Test which is an appropriate salute to the closing BBC Television Studios.
The thing is though, Jim Kerr and Co never seem to produce a bad tune. If there’s anyone I know who is a first-rate judge of whether a Simple Minds track has done the job it set out to do, and that is to keep the fans content, then it’s my own Dad. The verdict? It’s not a classic, but a pleasant reminder that the Glaswegians are still alive and kicking.
Release Date: 25 March 2013
Record Label: Virgin
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