Simple Minds


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The 2013 Universal compilation Icon chronicles Simple Minds' time as hitmakers, with a slight emphasis on songs that crossed over to America. Naturally, the whole thing kicks off with "Don't You (Forget About Me)" from The Breakfast Club, but there are other mid-'80s hits -- "Alive and Kicking," "Sanctify Yourself," "All The Things She Said" -- and cuts from a new wave vintage ("Promised You a Miracle"). The group's most challenging material is deliberately absent and the result is a solid sampler of their most popular material.

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