don't you (forget about me) by white spaces: information
When he moved to Sicily in 2000, Jim Kerr was introduced to the
dance producers and DJs Dino Maggiorana and Stefano Sorrentino. Running the label
Absolutely Records, they recorded and remixed under the name of Phunk Investigation.
Dino and Stefano suggested further new remixes of older Simple Minds material.
Jim obliged, asking that the duo change their name to White Spaces;
the meaning behind the naming appearing twofold: being partly inspired by their promo photograph, which was printed as a negative; and
it suited the concept of making a musical outline to be filled in by guest artists.
In May 2004, the single appeared in Australia (as the band were planning to tour there), with a new sleeve and new tracklisting. The six tracks featured the first commerical
release of the Stefano Sorrentino remix. Additionally the Perky Park remix was slightly
different, with additional crowd noise over the end of the song.
A version from Greece also turned up during 2004. Released through Columbia Records,
it featured unique "beach" artwork and a unique track listing which featured the hard-to-get Adam Dived
remix and the unique Ged 5 Electtro Bitta Mix.
"In my opinion "Dont You" is simply a great pop song. It is already an anthem for the eighties generation
and having reached number one in America is still one of the most played radio cuts. Like most great songs it is inevitable that
other generations will discover the song for themselves - they will want to re-mix, re-make and re-emphasise.
White Spaces have done just that to perfection, I am lucky to be their first choice and look forward to the future
output that I promise will be very special and certainly bring them much success!" - Jim
The single was released as an MP3 download in May 2008. Two additional exclusive remixes were made available in this package: the
Macaroni Sound Remix and Bravo Vulcan Screen Remix.