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Simple Minds / Celebrate: Greatest Hits+ / 2CD and 3CD sets

Simple Minds / Celebrate - Greatest Hits+ 2CD

Simple Minds are to release Celebrate – The Greatest Hits+, a new compilation on 25 March 2013.

This career overview will be available as a two-CD edition or a more comprehensive three-CD set. Both will include two new tracks: Broken Glass Park and Blood Diamonds.

To coincide with this release, the band will kick off a Greatest Hits UK tour on 28 March at the Belfast Waterfront

Full track listings below:


Simple Minds / Celebrate - Greatest Hits+ 2CD

Celebrate – Greatest Hits+ 2CD version:

CD1:

  • 1. Life In A Day
  • 2. Chelsea Girl
  • 3. Changeling
  • 4. I Travel
  • 5. Celebrate
  • 6. The American
  • 7. Love Song
  • 8. Promised You A Miracle
  • 9. Glittering Prize
  • 10. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
  • 11. Waterfront
  • 12. Speed Your Love To Me
  • 13. Up On The Catwalk
  • 14. Don’t You (Forget About Me)
  • 15. Alive And Kicking
  • 16. Sanctify Yourself
  • 17. All The Things She Said
  • 18. Ghost Dancing

CD2:

  • 1. Belfast Child
  • 2. This Is Your Land
  • 3. Kick It In
  • 4. Let There Be Love
  • 5. See The Lights
  • 6. Stand By Love
  • 7. She’s A River
  • 8. Hypnotised
  • 9. Glitterball
  • 10. War Babies
  • 11. Space
  • 12. Cry
  • 13. Spaceface
  • 14. Home
  • 15. Rockets
  • 16. Stars Will Lead The Way
  • 17. Blood Diamonds *
  • 18. Broken Glass Park *

*New 2013 track


Simple Minds / Celebrate - Greatest Hits+ 3CD

Celebrate – Greatest Hits+ 3CD version:

CD1:

  • 1. Life In A Day
  • 2. Chelsea Girl
  • 3. Changeling
  • 4. I Travel
  • 5. Celebrate
  • 6. The American
  • 7. Love Song
  • 8. Sweat In Bullet
  • 9. Theme From Great Cities
  • 10. Promised You A Miracle
  • 11. Glittering Prize
  • 12. Someone Somewhere (In Summertime)
  • 13. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)
  • 14. Waterfront
  • 15. Speed Your Love To Me
  • 16. Up On The Catwalk

CD2:

  • 1. Don’t You Forget About Me
  • 2. Alive And Kicking
  • 3. Sanctify Yourself
  • 4. All The Things She Said
  • 5. Ghost Dancing
  • 6. Promised You A Miracle (Live)
  • 7. Belfast Child
  • 8. Mandela Day
  • 9. Biko
  • 10. This Is Your Land
  • 11. Kick It In
  • 12. Let It All Come Down
  • 13. Let There Be Love
  • 14. See The Lights
  • 15. Stand By Love
  • 16. Real Life

CD3:

  • 1. She’s A River
  • 2. Hypnotised
  • 3. Glitterball
  • 4. War Babies
  • 5. Space
  • 6. Jeweller To The Stars
  • 7. Dancing Barefoot
  • 8. Cry
  • 9. Spaceface
  • 10. One Step Closer
  • 11. Home
  • 12. Stranger
  • 13. Stay Visible
  • 14. Rockets
  • 15. Stars Will Lead The Way
  • 16. Stagefright
  • 17. Blood Diamonds *
  • 18. Broken Glass Park *

*New 2013 track

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13 responses to Simple Minds / Celebrate: Greatest Hits+ / 2CD and 3CD sets

  1. don says:

    The 3CD version is a pretty extensive overview of their career thus far. Now to wait and see if it includes any rare edits or single versions… Also, a big fat booklet would be nice. That was the only thing missing from the X5 box set.

  2. nick says:

    just what we need, another Simple Minds greatest hits collection – have we not already had at least 3 of these already ?? Just but the original albums or the X5 boxset i say !

    • nick says:

      just what we need, another Simple Minds greatest hits collection – have we not already had at least 3 of these already ?? Just BUY the original albums or the X5 boxset i say !

  3. Marko says:

    My favourite band. I already have all albums three times , but pre order 2cd + 3cd edition from amazon. I know that i’m completely fool, but i can’t help myself. Anyway, ‘Broken Glass Park’ live is brilliant. I hope that studio version is also brilliant. Not completely happy with ‘Stagefright’.

  4. Stephen K. says:

    This compilation trumps some others by being chronological. The 2CD version has nearly all the UK singles. Most missed by me is Sweat in Bullet. The 3CD has more songs than were released as singles, but also eschews the Prince cover Sign ‘O the Times in favor of the b-side (AA-side?) Let It All Come Down, which is their own composition, and the single was actually an EP, so fair enough how they want to call that shot. It will be a real boon if these are all the appropriate single edits.

    Otherwise… the 2CD set is not a bad compilation. Priced right, I would get it.

  5. JDM says:

    What a bloody awful piece of cover artwork!

  6. Wills says:

    I’m afraid you’d have to be an idiot to buy this.
    The world doesn’t need another Simple Minds greatest hits collection.

  7. omar says:

    Jewel cases or special packaging ? Does anyone know ?

  8. Tim Larkham says:

    I’m a huge fan of their early albums but by the late eighties I lose interest. However, their last few albums have been OK but inessential compared to the likes of New Gold Dream and Empires And Dance. Regarding the track listing I too feel that the 3CD edition is excellent. If they include all the 7″ as opposed the full length album versions then I will definitely get this. Does anyone have any information regarding which versions will be included?

  9. joeconn4 says:

    I always liked Simple Minds. Their biggest chart success was when I was in college so I listened to them but for some reason other than Sparkle In The Rain and Real Life I never picked up any of their albums. Last year I got the x5 compilation and I rate it as one of my favorite music purchases of the year. While this GH compilation looks good, I’m going to hold off and hope they release a “x5 part 2″ package. Given Simple Minds career releases (to date) their catalog lends itself perfectly to 2 more x5 type releases. The next box should cover 1984-1995 (Sparkle through Good News For The Next World, 5 albums). Then x5 part 3 would cover 1998-2009 (Neapolis through Graffiti Soul, 5 albums, or 6 is they were to include Our Secrets Are The Same). Those 3 plus an odds and ends release would be a great way to get their catalog on our shelves.

    But when is the music industry logical?

  10. Disco says:

    Head-scratcher. Who is the intended audience? Is there a single person in the world who just discovered the band and thought: “Oh, I just love that new Simple Minds song. I’ll pick up their new greatest hits.”

    As others have noted, there are plenty of SM compilations. As for me, I don’t think they’ve made a single memorable song in over 20 years.

    But beyond that, there are tons of album tracks from their first five albums that are awesome, but that either the band or the record company doesn’t value enough to republish. Among them:

    Premonition
    Fear of Gods
    Thirty Frames
    almost all of Sons & Sister
    ALL of New Gold Dream
    much of Sparkle

    Again, who is the intended audience here?

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