Now, we come to an extra added bonus. Another track was added to
the DVD-A. In Every Heaven, a vocal version of what was the instrumental
track, Soundtrack to Every Heaven, which was the B-side to Someone, Somewhere,
Here is the background from dreamgiver,
In Every Heaven was the “lost” track from the New Gold Dream sessions, a complicated, jerky melody inspired by a complex rhythm devised byMike Ogletree. It was first recorded in May 1982 during the bulk of early New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) recordings.
The full length version was mastered in August of that year, with an edited version prepared for the album, and the backing track copied for a potential single release. A version with rough guide vocals was also recorded.
The song was then forgotten until unwittingly resurrected by Mick MacNeil as The Alpine Accordion on his People, Places, Things album of 2000. When told that it was a cover of Soundtrack For Every Heaven he was surprised to learn that it had been released, remembering it as one of Mike’sideas that they’d tried out for New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) but never finished.
The song was rediscovered after a skim through the vaults and pencilled in for Silver Box in 2004. However it was quietly dropped and it was left to Charlie Burchill and Ronald Prent to piece together the whole song from the original multitracks whilst working on the DVD-Audio of New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84). In Every Heaven was finally quietly released on this format in 2005, a reworked and remixed version of the original full length recording.
It could’ve been left in obscurity again but was picked up by Jim in his Lostboy! guise and played on both the Lostboy! AKA Electroset Radio Tourand Lostboy! AKA Electroset Tours of 2010. Inspired by its atmosphere, it was recorded by Simple Minds in 2010 as an eight minute epic for the much delayed Greatest Hits + package.
Finally, the original edited mix intended for the LP, and recorded in 1982, was finally released as a bonus track on the X5 Box Set.
“I went out for a rainy walk around the parklands in Glasgow. An experience brightened up by listening to the sunny, eight minute long version, of In Every Heaven. Recently rerecorded by the Minds – last time was in ’82 – it has an atmosphere that makes the track float along beautifully. Just as it should really, considering the title!” – Jim, 3rd October
I made an extended version of it, when it first came out using the
vocals and the instrumental.
Here it is, in a slightly rougher version, and a shorter edit.
enjoy : In Every Heaven (Get Over by my Side) 6min:42sec
and Soundtrack for Every Heaven(Get over by my Side Edit) 4min:55sec
10b simple minds – in every heaven(get over by my side mix).mp3
10c simple minds – soundtrack for every heaven(get over by my side edit).mp3
This concludes the new gold dream album. I do have a few extra mixes
left over. One more mix of glittering prize, and one of in every heaven
that I might repost later on.
We will move onto the ‘Sparkle in the Rain Demos’ next.