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the race is the prize






The Race Is The Prize
TITLE: SIMPLE MINDS: THE RACE IS THE PRIZE
AUTHOR: ALFRED BOS
PUBLICATION: 25 OCTOBER 1984
PRICE: 4.95
THE BOOK: This is the story of Simple Minds. It is the story of adventure, dedication and change through thousands of miles and 7 albums. Since the early post-punk experiments of their formative days in Glasgow in the late seventies, Simple Minds have gained widespread recognition for their own distinct style. Their unwavering committment to musical development has built a solid foundation for their commerical success. Their last album Sparkle In The Rain entered the charts directly at No. 1, their singles continue to be chart toppers and they performed eight sellout nights at the Hammersmith Odeon in the summer of 1984. This book, conceived and produced in association with the band looks behind the public face of Simple Minds. It examines their lives and their work - on tour and in the studio, in their words and pictures through the eyes of collegues and friends.
THE AUTHOR: Alfred Bos is a leading Dutch Journalist and a personal friend of Simple Minds for many years.