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Hydro worthy of note for Simple Minds

Hydro worthy of note for Simple Minds

Glasgow's SSE Hydro has been immortalised in a new live album and concert movie, the first to be filmed at the new venue.

Celebrate is a 93-minute set by Simple Minds which visually begins by putting the Clydeside venue in its topographical context and aurally opens, naturally, with the song Waterfront.

That hit takes its place alongside other favourites including I Travel, The American, Love Song, Promised You A Miracle and Don't You (Forget About Me).

The release commemorates a busy 2013, in which Simple Minds sold more concert tickets than in any year since 1989 and the DVD, Blu-Ray and 2-CD set is released on Monday, July 28.

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Caravan to release DVD

Prog rock veterans Caravan are following up their recent album, Paradise Filter, with a live DVD, which was filmed at the Rites of Spring Festival in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in May.

As with Paradise Filter, Caravan, fronted by Tominoul-born Pye Hastings, is producing the DVD through a Pledge campaign that allows fans to help finance the release in return for having their names listed in the DVD credits as well as receiving signed still photographs from the video shoot and exclusive access to campaign reports on the band's official website.

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