Patsy Kensit's former squeeze gets all nostalgic for his previously cerebrally challenged 80's heyday and goes into the antique reproduction market. Jim Kerr, a.k.a Lost Boy! (Not aware that he had the name pre album inception, or whether he is trying to feed off (!?) the modern worlds seemingly insatiable appetite for all things vampire related) decides not to chase financial incentives down the reunion road, like so many before him, to release his first solo album. Oh dear!

If he'd Promised You A Miracle you'll be sorely disappointed because Lost Boy is definitely no Glittering Prize. Jim has left it a tad too late to launch a solo career. Still anchor man to one of the planets former top rock bands, Simple Minds, Jim Kerr was once in exalted company, filling stadiums on both sides of the pond and vying for Worlds Best Band kudos with the likes of U2. Still recording with a newly revised line-up to the band, their last offering being 2009's Graffiti Soul, James has decided to let his inner niggles of solo stardom take flight. Once Upon A Time it may have been a solid idea but unfortunately Lost Boy fails to Sparkle In The Rain and instead delivers Glaswegian drizzle. Not that any of this probably matters because to a Simple Minds fan who has failed to See The Lights the album will come as the realisation of a long, long awaited dream (New and Gold obviously) With 40 Million album sales in the bag, JK, is eager to show that he is very much Alive And Kicking.

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