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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.  

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.  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.  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.  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.  Then text information about each concert were simply added using similar typography and color.

New Gold Dream (1982-1983) 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 New Gold Dream (81–82–83–84) studio album, which was released on September 13, 1982.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album. The album name was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and text information about each concert was added using similar typography and coloring.  

Sparkle in the Rain (1983-1985) 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 Sparkle in the Rain studio album, which was released on February 6, 1984.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name and was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and the logo was re-sized to provide more space.  Then text information about each concert was added using similar typography and coloring.  

Once Upon a Time (1986) 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 Once Upon a Time studio album, which was released on October 21, 1985.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements, and the gold box was extended to provide more space.  Then text information about each concert was added using similar typography.  

Street Fighting Years (1989) 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 Street Fighting Years album, which was released on May 2, 1989.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Then text information about each concert were simply added using similar typography and coloring.  

Real Life (1991) 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 Life album, which was released on April 8, 1991.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album.  The album name was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Then text information about each concert was added using similar typography and coloring.  

Good News From the Next World (1995-1997) 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 Good News From the Next World album, which was released on January 30, 1995.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album, and the album title was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Text information about each concert was added using similar typography.

Cry (1995-1997) 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 Cry album, which was released on April 1, 2002.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album, and the album title was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Text information about each concert was added using similar typography and coloring.

Black & White 050505 (2005) 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 Black & White 050505 album, which was released on September 12, 2005.  The background image was taken from artwork for the studio album, and the album title was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Text information about each concert was added using similar typography.

5x5 Live (2012) 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 5x5 Live album, which was released on November 19, 2012.  The background image was taken from artwork for the album, and the album title was removed via Adobe Photoshop Elements.  Text information about each concert was added using similar typography and coloring.

40 Years of Hits (2020) 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 40: The Best of 1979–2019 album, which was released on November 1, 2019.  The background image was taken from artwork for the tour.  Text information about each concert was added using similar typography and colors.

    

    

 

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