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Lostboy (Jim Kerr) solo album news

LOSTBOY! is the self-titled debut album from (new artist) LOSTBOY! AKA JIM KERR, the musical alter-ego of Simple Minds’ legendary singer/songwriter.  It is released in the UK & Ireland on 17th May 2010 on earMUSIC, the international pop rock label of Edel Group, distributed by Absolute via Universal.

Produced by Jez Coad (Simple Minds last 2 albums) and featuring Charlie Jones on bass (Robert Plant, Page & Plant, Goldfrapp) alongside long-time Simple Minds drummer Mel Gaynor, Lostboy! showcases a new musical alter ego for Jim, whilst retaining strong links with his 40-million selling, 33-year career with Simple Minds.

 

Lostboy! is all about big melodic themes, turbo charged rhythms and guitars that shine.  It is a noisy and juvenile explosion that comes from a wise head and a sophisticated heart; a rock and roll clatter that involves sequencers and hidden symphonies. It is also an eclectic collection, with tracks ranging from the Joy Division-esque, electro-tinged “She Fell in Love With Silence” via pop gems such as title track “Lostboy!” and “Bulletproof Heart”, to the instantly recognisable Simple Minds sound of  “Shadowland”.

 

The album will be released in 4 formats; a standard 11-track CD; 12” Vinyl;  a limited edition CD featuring 3 bonus studio tracks, and a collectors edition bundle which includes both the CD and a 7” vinyl single featuring covers of Velvet Underground’s “What Goes On” and The Verve’s “Lucky Man”.

 

Lostboy! AKA Jim Kerr says:  "Unbelievably I seemed to have reconnected with the spirit of the kid I was when I first started to make rock music. As if I had come face to face with the lost boy that I had left behind. I wanted to make music that reflected the rediscovery of the energy with which I had reconnected. I am delighted with the result and convinced that Lostboy! AKA is something special that will grow quickly over the next years in parallel with the ongoing great story of Simple Minds."

Tracklistings for all formats (CD, 12” Vinyl, CD Ltd Ed, 7” Vinyl + CD (Collectors Edition):

 

CD and 12” Vinyl LP:

 


01. Refugee

02. She Fell In Love With Silence

03. Shadowland

04. Return Of The King

05. Red Letter Day

06. Remember Asia

07. Bulletproof Heart

08. Lostboy!

09. Nail Through My Heart

10. Solo Man Solo Head

11. The Wait


 

 

 

CD Ltd. Edition:  Same track listing as CD plus 3 bonus studio tracks

 

1. Mr Silversmith

2. Karma To This Rain

3. Sad Stone Child

 

7” Vinyl+CD (Collectors Edition): 7” A-side What Goes On (a Velvet Underground song) B-side Lucky Man (a Verve song)

 

Lostboy!AKA Jim Kerr will perform some small intimate dates in May including:

 

Fri  21st            Aberdeen        Warehouse                 0844 847 2319

Sat 22nd            Glasgow         King Tuts                 0141 221 5279            SOLD OUT

Sun 23rd            London            The Borderline             08448 472 465            SOLD OUT

 

Online tickets for Aberdeen and London from www.ticketweb.co.uk.  Online for Glasgow www.ticketmaster.co.uk.  Doors in Aberdeen and London 7pm

 

James “Jim“ Kerr is the founder, songwriter and voice of Simple Minds, one of the most influential British bands to emerge from the Post-Punk revolution of 1978. After their “independent” early years, the band developed into stadium stars, enjoying worldwide chart success with a raft of genre-defining singles including “Don‘t You (Forget About Me)”, “Alive And Kicking” and “Mandela Day”. Bands including Stereophonics, Manic Street Preachers, Cardigans, and Kasabian regularly cite Simple Minds as their formative influence.
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