Band sounds great - despite only two original members (Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill) it "feels" like true Simple Minds to me. The concept of the album/tour is simply brilliant. Take their first 5 albums (counting Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call as one album)and only perform songs from those albums. What a treasure cove! Early Simple Minds has very little in common with the Once Upon a Time / Street Fighting Years / Real Life era. Hearing these old songs in modern, yet faithful live versions reveals a surprisingly diverse, energetic, and strong set that has stood the test of time very well. Compositionally the 31 song set on this double CD displays more quality songwriting than most bands put out in their entire career. Another surprise is how well the chronologically latest album represented in this set, New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84), fits with the older material. I was more used to hearing NGD in relation to Sparkle in the Rain and the albums that followed. New Gold Dream is represented by six songs: Promised You a Miracle, Someone Somewhere in Summertime, Glittering Prize, Hunter and the Hunted, King is White and in the Crowd, Big Sleep, and the title track and only adds to the strength of this wonderful collection. Another bonus: Kerr doesn't overdo his singing (as on Live in the City of Light from 1987), which would have ruined the feel of these older songs. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised. Highly recommended!