Glittering Prize 81/92

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Glittering Prize 81/92
Greatest hits album by Simple Minds
Released 8 October 1992
Recorded 1979-1991
Genre Rock
Length 72:55
Label Virgin Records
Producer Jimmy Iovine, Bob Clearmountain, Trevor Horn, Steve Lillywhite, Peter Walsh, Steve Lipson
Simple Minds chronology
Real Life
(1991)
Glittering Prize 81/92
(1992)
Good News from the Next World
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
CMJ (mixed)[2]
Martin C. Strong (9/10)[3]
Q (mixed)[4]

Glittering Prize is a compilation album by Simple Minds, released in 1992.

It spans the period from Sons and Fascination/Sister Feelings Call (the first album recorded by Simple Minds for Virgin Records) to Real Life.

The album omits the earliest period of Simple Minds' recording career, which yielded three albums released on Arista (only reissues are on Virgin).

At the time of its release, the album was promoted by the double A-side single "Love Song/Alive and Kicking", where "Love Song" appeared in a remixed form. Both "Love Song" (from 1981) and "Alive and Kicking" (from 1985) appear in their original 7-inch edits on the album.

The namesake video collection, featuring promo videos from then latest two albums and live versions of the hits was released simultaneously.

Europe & Canadian track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Waterfront" (from Sparkle in the Rain, 1983) Simple Minds 4:50
2. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (7" Edit, from The Breakfast Club Soundtrack, 1985) Forsey, Schiff 4:20
3. "Alive and Kicking" (7" Edit; original from Once Upon a Time, 1985) Burchill, Gaynor, Giblin, Kerr, MacNeil 4:47
4. "Sanctify Yourself" (7" Edit, from Once Upon a Time, 1985) Simple Minds 3:57
5. "Love Song" (7" Edit; original from Sons and Fascination, 1981) Simple Minds 3:51
6. "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" (from New Gold Dream, 1982) Simple Minds 4:36
7. "See the Lights" (from Real Life, 1991) Burchill, Kerr 4:23
8. "Belfast Child" (from Street Fighting Years, 1989) Simple Minds, Traditional 6:41
9. "The American" (7" Edit; original from Sister Feelings Call, 1981) Simple Minds 3:33
10. "All the Things She Said" (from Once Upon a Time, 1985) Burchill, Gaynor, Giblin, Kerr, MacNeil 4:17
11. "Promised You a Miracle" (7" Edit; original from New Gold Dream, 1982) Simple Minds 4:00
12. "Ghost Dancing" (from Once Upon a Time, 1985) Simple Minds 4:45
13. "Speed Your Love to Me" (from Sparkle in the Rain, 1984) Simple Minds 4:25
14. "Glittering Prize" (7" Edit; original from New Gold Dream, 1982) Simple Minds 4:00
15. "Let There Be Love" (7" Edit; original from Real Life, 1991) Burchill, Kerr 4:43
16. "Mandela Day" (from Street Fighting Years, 1989) Simple Minds 5:41

U.S. track listing[edit]

  1. "Alive and Kicking" - 4:47
  2. "See the Lights" - 4:24
  3. "Don't You (Forget About Me)" - 4:21
  4. "Promised You a Miracle" - 4:00
  5. "Sanctify Yourself" - 3:57
  6. "Belfast Child" - 6:41
  7. "Stand by Love" (7" edit; originally from Real Life, 1991) - 4:07
  8. "Up on the Catwalk" (7" edit; originally from Sparkle in the Rain, 1984) - 4:06
  9. "Let There Be Love" - 4:43
  10. "All the Things She Said" - 4:18
  11. "Someone Somewhere in Summertime" - 4:37
  12. "Waterfront" - 4:49

Chart positions[edit]

Year Chart Position
1992 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
UK Albums Chart (5×Platinum)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thompson, Dave. "Simple Minds: Glittering Prize 1981-1992 > Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 26 October 2011.
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 - Reviews". CMJ New Music Report. CMJ. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
  3. ^ The Essential Rock Discography - Volume 1: 970. 2006. 
  4. ^ Aizlewood, John. "Simple Minds - Glittering Prize 81/92 - Reviews". Q. Bauer Media Group. Retrieved 1 February 2013. 
Preceded by
Love Symbol by Prince
UK number one album
24 October 1992 – 13 November 1992
Succeeded by
Keep the Faith by Bon Jovi
Preceded by
Live/Live: 2 CD Collector's Edition
by AC/DC
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
6 December 1992 – 12 December 1992
Succeeded by
ABBA Gold: Greatest Hits by ABBA