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Simple Minds

This page contains custom album artwork that I created for some concert bootleg recordings from Simple Minds.  Obviously, as concert bootleg recordings are not commercially available, there is no official album artwork.  This custom album artwork was created solely for my own personal use, and you are free to use it for your own personal use.  All of the images were created in Adobe Photoshop Elements using layers, and are 1500 x 1500 resolution.  Clicking on any image will open a gallery viewer, which includes the ability to browse through the images, as well as a download button for each image.  Simply hovering over any image will display a download button in the lower right of the image.  If you use any of the artwork in your music library, I would be interested in knowing, as well as hearing any comments and feedback on the design.  The photo above was sourced here and was edited via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  

Early Years (1978)

The following is custom album artwork that I created for some concert bootleg recordings from Simple Minds.  This artwork is for the era and concerts before any studio album was released.  The image was taken from posters that were commonly used to promote some of the concerts, and then the band name and text information about each concert were simply added using typography similar to the posters.

 

Life in a Day (1979) Tour

The following is custom album artwork that I created for some concert bootleg recordings from Simple Minds.  This artwork is for the era and tour pertaining to the Life in a Day studio album, which was released in April 1979.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name and artist name were removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and then the band name and text information about each concert were simply added.  

 

Real to Real Cacophony (1979-1980) Tour

The following is custom album artwork that I created for some concert bootleg recordings from Simple Minds.  This artwork is for the era and tour pertaining to the Real to Real Cacophony studio album, which was released on November 11, 1979.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name and artist name were removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and then the band name and text information about each concert were simply added using similar typography.  

 

Empires and Dance (1980-1981) Tour

The following is custom album artwork that I created for some concert bootleg recordings from Simple Minds.  This artwork is for the era and tour pertaining to the Empires and Dance studio album, which was released on September 12, 1980.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The artist name and album name were removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and then the band name and text information about each concert were simply added using the same type of faux Cyrillic typeface.

 

Sons and Fascination (1981-1982) Tour

The following is custom album artwork that I created for some concert bootleg recordings from Simple Minds.  This artwork is for the era and tour pertaining to the Sons and Fascination studio album, which was released on September 12, 1981.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and then text information about each concert were simply added using similar typography and color.