Celebration (Simple Minds album)

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Celebration
Compilation album by Simple Minds
Released 1 February 1982
Recorded 1979-1980
Genre Rock
Label Arista
Producer John Leckie
Simple Minds chronology
Themes For Great Cities 79/81
(1981)
Celebration
(1982)
New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
(1982)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Martin C. Strong (7/10)[2]
NME (mixed)[3]

Celebration is a compilation album by Simple Minds, released in 1982. The compilation features tracks from the band's tenure on the Arista Records label prior to their move to Virgin Records in 1981.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Jim Kerr, except "Life in a Day" and "Chelsea Girl" by Charlie Burchill and Jim Kerr. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Life in a Day" (first single, from Life in a Day) 4:06
2. "Chelsea Girl" (second single, from Life in a Day) 4:34
3. "Premonition" (from Real to Real Cacophony) 5:30
4. "Factory" (from Real to Real Cacophony) 4:15
5. "Calling Your Name" (from Real to Real Cacophony) 5:07
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "I Travel" (fourth single, from Empires and Dance) 4:02
2. "Changeling" (third single, from Real to Real Cacophony) 4:13
3. "Celebrate" (fifth single, from Empires and Dance) 5:11
4. "Thirty Frames a Second/Kant-Kino[Note 1]" (from Empires and Dance) 6:55
5. "Kaleidoscope" ("I Travel" b-side) 4:17
Notes
  1. ^ "Kant-Kino" not credited, appears as a pressing error on the CD issued in 1989.

Personnel[edit]

  • Charlie Burchill – Guitar, Vocals
  • Derek Forbes – Bass, Vocals
  • Jim Kerr – Vocals
  • Mick MacNeil – Keyboards, Vocals
  • Brian McGee – Drums, Vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kellman, Andy. "Simple Minds: Celebration > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 24 October 2011.
  2. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 970. 2006. 
  3. ^ Morley, Paul (6 February 1982). "Letters Of Lust And Lather". NME. IPC Media. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 

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