Simple Minds

Celebrate: Greatest Hits

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A 36-track anthology, Celebrate: Greatest Hits covers Simple Minds from the band's 1978 debut through 2009's Graffiti Soul. There's also a pair of decent exclusive tracks, "Blood Diamonds" and "Broken Glass Park," recorded specifically for the set. Fanatics could pick apart the track selections, but this provides a high-quality overview of the band's output. Their rapid development from 1978 through 1982 -- a period represented with the likes of "Chelsea Girl," "I Travel," "Love Song," "Promised You a Miracle," and "Speed Your Love to Me" -- was unlike that of any of their peers. The assortment of material taken from the band's later albums is evenhanded, including "Alive and Kicking," "All the Things She Said," "Belfast Child," "Let There Be Love," and "She's a River," all of which reached the Top Ten in the U.K.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 4:07 Amazon
2 3:59 Amazon
3 3:30
4 3:09
5 2:52
6 3:35 Amazon
7 3:52
8 4:00 Amazon
9 3:59 Amazon
10 4:36 Amazon
11 4:46
12 4:04 Amazon
13 4:06 Amazon
14 4:20 Amazon
15 4:46 Amazon
16 3:56 Amazon
17 4:17 Amazon
18 4:45 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 5:15 Amazon
2 4:48 Amazon
3 4:22
4 4:44 Amazon
5 3:55
6 4:08 Amazon
7 4:29 Amazon
8 4:33
9 4:25
10 4:18
11 5:28 Amazon
12
3:55 Amazon
13 3:52 Amazon
14 4:23 Amazon
15 3:27
16 3:26 Amazon
17 3:55 Amazon
18 4:09 Amazon
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