|Released November 1979|
Release date November 1979
Label Virgin Records
|Recorded September 1979|
Artist Simple Minds
Producer John Leckie
|Studio Rockfield Studios in Monmouth, Wales|
Real to Real Cacophony (1979) Empires and Dance (1980)
Genres New wave, Post-punk, Art rock
Similar Simple Minds albums, Post-punk albums
Real to Real Cacophony (sometimes incorrectly referred as Reel to Real Cacophony) is the second studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds. It was released in November 1979, through record labels Zoom and Arista.
- Simple minds changeling real to real cacophony 1979
- Release and reception
- Track listing
Simple minds changeling real to real cacophony 1979
Release and reception
Real to Real Cacophony did not chart, nor did its only single, "Changeling".
The 2002/2003 re-issues by Virgin Records incorrectly render the album's title as Reel to Real Cacophony, and the opening track as "Reel to Real". The new spelling also appears in the discography section of all the inlays in the 2002/2003 Simple Minds remastered edition series. Subsequent editions render the title of both the album and track correctly.
Real to Real Cacophony has been generally well received by critics. AllMusic praised the album, describing it as "where Simple Minds ventured beyond the ability to mimic their influences and began to manipulate them, mercilessly pushing them around and shaping them into funny objects the way a child transforms a chunk of Play-Doh from an indefinable chunk of nothing into a definable chunk of something", calling it "an achievement that's on a plane with other 1979 post-punk landmarks like Metal Box, 154, Entertainment! and Unknown Pleasures".
All lyrics written by Jim Kerr; all music composed by Simple Minds (Kerr, Charlie Burchill, Derek Forbes, Brian McGee, Mick MacNeil).
1Real to Real2:51
3Citizen (Dance of Youth)2:54