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Simple Minds

New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84)

6 -Disc Deluxe Box Set

On 29th July 2016 Universal Music release a six-disc box set of what is considered by many to be Simple Minds’ finest album, NEW GOLD DREAM (81-82-83-84). It will be the first time the entire back catalogue of this era has been collected together.

“My loyalty towards Simple Minds is known to be considerable, yet even I am jarred by the constant beauty of this music. New Gold Dream robs me of my breath.” – Paul Morley, NME 1982

Originally released in September 1982, NEW GOLD DREAM (81-82-83-84) was Simple Minds’ fifth studio album and their crossover – the one that took them from revered cult status to a chart band with pop singles, launching their career worldwide. Featuring the no.13 and no.16 singles ‘Promised You A Miracle’ and ‘Glittering Prize’, it turned the band into a major force in pop music, reaching no.3 in the UK Albums Chart and spending a full year there.

NEW GOLD DREAM opened doors and forcibly broke down barriers for Simple Minds. Until then, the band – formed in Glasgow in 1977 – had enjoyed considerable success and hard earned critical acclaim. A solid work ethic had produced four impressive albums in a frenetic three-year period. But despite the success of Life In A Day, Real To Real Cacophony in 1979 plus Empires And Dance in 1980 for Arista – followed by Sons And Fascination/Sister Feelings Call in 1981 for Virgin – the best was yet to come. In October, 1981, the band made their first visit to Australia, on the Sons And Fascination tour. The trip had a huge influence on the songs written for NEW GOLD DREAM.

Recorded over a five month period at Rockfield Studio, The Townhouse and The Manor – with pre-production taking place at The Old Mill, a pig farm in Fife – in January ’82 the band actually laid down musical sketches for what would evolve into ‘King Is White And In The Crowd’, ‘Hunter And The Hunted’ and ‘Promised You A Miracle’ during a short tour rehearsal. The latter song would prove pivotal in terms of the direction they took next.

Gilbert O’Sullivan

43 titles double compilation CD. Entered the UK charts at #11.

Includes 3 songs produced by Peter Walsh including the hit single ‘No Way’.

‘Latin Ala G’ – Union Square / BMG

Gilbert O’Sullivan topped the UK and US singles charts in the 70’s, becoming the biggest-selling solo artist in the world. Today, he continues to be regarded as one of the world’s finest songwriters, his songs covered by artists from across the musical spectrum, including Morrissey, Neil Diamond, Diana Krall and Michael Bublé.

Recorded in Madrid, with a cast of exemplary Spanish musicians, the album stems from O’Sullivan’s love of Latin music from the early 60’s, when Brazilian artists such as Astrud Gilberto and Sergio Mendes began to gain worldwide popularity.

Peter Walsh with Gilbert O’Sullivan – Cata Studio July 2014. Photo – Ivan Valdes

Musician credits

Ray O’Sullivan – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Alfonso Pérez – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Pedro Barceló – Drums
Luis Dulzaides – Percussion
José Antonio Ramos – Bass Guitar
Josep Salvador – Nylon acoustic Guitar
Ovideo López – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Borja Montenegro – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Rubén Rebolleda – Accordion
Geoff Whitehorn – Electric Guitar on ‘Hell No’
Peter Walsh – Celeste, Electric piano, additional background vocals.
Ayala–Guest Vocalist on ‘I Guess I’ll Always Love you’
Ayala and Ben Cork – Background vocals
Clinton Outten – Background vocal on ‘That’s The Kind Of Love I Need’
Helen Marie O’Sullivan – Additional background vocals on ‘Singapore’

Musical Director – Alfonso Pérez
Strings arranged by Nick Ingman, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Abbey Road Institute recording workshops

Equipped with the original multi track tape files from Simple Mind’s iconic album New Gold Dream, Peter presented 2 workshops at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.

Subject – Recording and mixing drums for a rock production.

Over 35 years experience in the music business has provided Peter with a wealth of knowledge about all aspects of the recording and mixing process. The workshops concentrated on Peter’s tried and tested recording and mixing techniques, including information on setting up the studio, microphone selection and placement, drums and cymbal choice, heads and tuning, equalization, dynamics processing and mixing effects.

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Gilbert O’Sullivan

‘Latin Ala G’ – Union Square / BMG

Gilbert O’Sullivan topped the UK and US singles charts in the 70’s, becoming the biggest-selling solo artist in the world. Today, he continues to be regarded as one of the world’s finest songwriters, his songs covered by artists from across the musical spectrum, including Morrissey, Neil Diamond, Diana Krall and Michael Bublé.

Recorded in Madrid, with a cast of exemplary Spanish musicians, the album stems from O’Sullivan’s love of Latin music from the early 60’s, when Brazilian artists such as Astrud Gilberto and Sergio Mendes began to gain worldwide popularity.

Peter Walsh with Gilbert O’Sullivan – Cata Studio July 2014. Photo – Ivan Valdes

Musician credits

Ray O’Sullivan – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Alfonso Pérez – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Pedro Barceló – Drums
Luis Dulzaides – Percussion
José Antonio Ramos – Bass Guitar
Josep Salvador – Nylon acoustic Guitar
Ovideo López – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Borja Montenegro – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Rubén Rebolleda – Accordion
Geoff Whitehorn – Electric Guitar on ‘Hell No’
Peter Walsh – Celeste, Electric piano, additional background vocals.
Ayala–Guest Vocalist on ‘I Guess I’ll Always Love you’
Ayala and Ben Cork – Background vocals
Clinton Outten – Background vocal on ‘That’s The Kind Of Love I Need’
Helen Marie O’Sullivan – Additional background vocals on ‘Singapore’

Musical Director – Alfonso Pérez
Strings arranged by Nick Ingman, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Andrés Suárez

Mi Pequeña Historia – Sony Spain

Reached #2 on the national Spanish Top 100 Album Chart
Produced by Alfonso Perez – Co produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh.

Recorded in Madrid, Spain, January 2015, mixed and mastered in Düsseldorf, Germany the album features
Alfonzo Pérez acoustic grand piano, Andrés Litwin drums, Luismi Baladrón bass, Jan Ozveren electric/acoustic guitar, Marino Saiz violin,

For more info on Andrés Suárez please go to

www.andressuarez.es

Here are some recent press clips

www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/musica/2015/04/14/andres-suarez-numero-1-itunes-doy-media-noche/00031429019240574268928.htm

www.teinteresa.es/musica/Andres-Suarez-numero-iTunes-media_1_1339076273.html

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The International Swingers

Question – ‘What do the Sex Pistols, Blondie, Generation X and Supernaut have in common?’
Answer – The most amazing band – The International Swingers!

The International Swingers are a rock and roll group, based in LA

- ‘four of the most intoxicating individuals ever to share a stage’

Clem Burke- Blondie/Eurythmics
Glen Matlock-Sex Pistols/Rich Kids/Iggy Pop/ The Faces
James Stevenson- Generation X/The Alarm/Gene Loves Jezebel
Gary Twinn- Supernaut/Twenty Flight Rockers.

Produced by the band and Tommy Dietrick at The Foo Fighters’ Studio 606 and SkyLab in Los Angeles, California.

Mixed by Peter Walsh

The album is currently available to all the Swingers fans who joined the band’s Pledge Music campaign.

Look for an official iTunes / LP / CD release later this year too.

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Gilbert O’Sullivan

‘Latin Ala G’ – Union Square / BMG

Gilbert O’Sullivan topped the UK and US singles charts in the 70’s, becoming the biggest-selling solo artist in the world. Today, he continues to be regarded as one of the world’s finest songwriters, his songs covered by artists from across the musical spectrum, including Morrissey, Neil Diamond, Diana Krall and Michael Bublé.

Recorded in Madrid, with a cast of exemplary Spanish musicians, the album stems from O’Sullivan’s love of Latin music from the early 60’s, when Brazilian artists such as Astrud Gilberto and Sergio Mendes began to gain worldwide popularity.

Peter Walsh with Gilbert O’Sullivan – Cata Studio July 2014. Photo – Ivan Valdes

Musician credits

Ray O’Sullivan – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Alfonso Pérez – Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano
Pedro Barceló – Drums
Luis Dulzaides – Percussion
José Antonio Ramos – Bass Guitar
Josep Salvador – Nylon acoustic Guitar
Ovideo López – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Borja Montenegro – Acoustic / Electric Guitar
Rubén Rebolleda – Accordion
Geoff Whitehorn – Electric Guitar on ‘Hell No’
Peter Walsh – Celeste, Electric piano, additional background vocals.
Ayala–Guest Vocalist on ‘I Guess I’ll Always Love you’
Ayala and Ben Cork – Background vocals
Clinton Outten – Background vocal on ‘That’s The Kind Of Love I Need’
Helen Marie O’Sullivan – Additional background vocals on ‘Singapore’

Musical Director – Alfonso Pérez
Strings arranged by Nick Ingman, performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Andrés Suárez

‘Te Doy Media Noche’ – Sony Spain

The first single from the new Andrés Suárez album, reached #1 on the Spanish iTunes chart.
Produced by Alfonso Perez – Co produced, recorded and mixed by Peter Walsh. the album will be released by Sony Spain in June.

Recorded in Madrid, Spain, January 2015, mixed and mastered in Düsseldorf, Germany the album features
Alfonzo Pérez acoustic grand piano, Andrés Litwin drums, Luismi Baladrón bass, Jan Ozveren electric/acoustic guitar, Marino Saiz violin,

For more info on Andrés Suárez please go to

www.andressuarez.es

Here are some recent press clips

www.lavozdegalicia.es/noticia/musica/2015/04/14/andres-suarez-numero-1-itunes-doy-media-noche/00031429019240574268928.htm

www.teinteresa.es/musica/Andres-Suarez-numero-iTunes-media_1_1339076273.html

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Scott Walker & Sunn O)))

‘Soused’ – 4AD

Recorded early in 2014 by Peter Walsh, the album ‘Soused’ features Sunn O)))’s Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson, and Tos Nieuwenhuizen. Produced by Scott Walker and Peter Walsh, the album was released on Oct 22nd 2014.

‘Soused’ entered the UK Album Chart at #30, and reached #3 in the UK Independent Album Chart
NME record of the week – Rolling Stone 5* review.

For trailer and more information follow the link:

www.scott-o.com/

Press quotes:

“Soused is surprisingly melodic, Sunn O))) provide a menacing but rich backdrop to Walker’s distinctive baritone.” The Guardian *****

“A distinctly perverse pleasure.” Q ****

“The most accessible Scott Walker album since Tilt, perhaps even longer.” Uncut (8/10)

“Rich in imagination and surprisingly accessible.” The Observer

“At once jarringly astringent yet melodiously memorable.” The Independent – Album of the Week ****

“A powerful mix of dramatic, slow-moving sounds and Walker’s melodies and narratives” MOJO ****

“An endlessly compelling work, the match between singular solo artist and the pivotal group every bit as thrilling as you’d expect.” FACT ****

“Soused moves from the monumental to the intimate: a retrograde zoom from the apocalyptic desert, the broad river, to the room, the body, the mind. In doing so it’s a compelling and highly listen