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videos | promised you a miracle (band video)

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Promised You A Miracle [Radio Edit] (3:35)


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This video could've just been an obligatory promotional tool for the Acoustic album, but it allowed the new acoustic line-up of Simple Minds to be publically showcased in a video for the first time. Gordon Goudie was back, joining Charlie and Ged on guitar, his first appearance in a Simple Minds video since 2001's Dancing Barefoot. And it was apt that Cherisse Osei was prominently featured the band's new percussionist performed with charisma and flare.

It was wisely shot in black and white. Colour stills from the shoot which were used as promotional pictures revealed strings of multicoloured lights which distracted from the band; it all looked a little too "Christmassy." (These strings of lights were part of the Old Fruitmarket, an old Glasgow landmark now converted to a touring venue.)

All-in-all it was a standard roving-handheld, studio performance, which was pretty standard stuff for Simple Minds, but it whetted appetites for the forthcoming acoustic performances and was a notable addition to the videography.




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And KT Tunstall was there as well. Or was she? I think the video was shot twice: once with the touring line-up and once with Jim and KT alone. It was probably all down to logistics and who-was-available-when, but it was all nicely done, and not noticeable unless you were actively looking.

The video was released on the 31st October 2016.

It was shot at the Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow.




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Available on YouTube.

Single track DVD promos (by Caroline International SMAC04) were also distributed by the record company. The DVDs had printed labels and were distributed in colour paper slip sleeves.

Many thanks to Lionello for the scan.




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First shots of Cherisse Osei.

And first shots of Gordon Goudie

Whole band shot (almost)

KT Tunstall and Jim in closeup.

Ged Grimes and Charlie

Final shot of KT Tunstall