Simple Minds discography

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Simple Minds discography

Simple Minds performing in Oslo, Norway in February 2006
Releases
Studio albums 16
Live albums 3
Compilation albums 7
Singles 52
Video albums 5
Box sets 9


The discography of the Scottish rock band Simple Minds consists of 16 studio albums, 52 singles, 7 compilation albums, 3 live albums, 5 video albums, and 9 box sets.


Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
AUS
[3][4]
FRA
[5][6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
1979 Life in a Day 30
Real to Real Cacophony
  • Released: 1 November 1979
  • Label: Zoom Records / Arista Records
1980 Empires and Dance
  • Released: 1 September 1980
  • Label: Zoom Records / Arista Records
41 47
1981 Sons and Fascination 11 31 7 4
Sister Feelings Call
  • Released: 12 September 1981 (Initially coupled with Sons and Fascination)
  • Label: Virgin Records
1982 New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
  • Released: 13 September 1982
  • Label: Virgin Records
3 8 30 31 2 9 69
1984 Sparkle in the Rain
  • Released: 6 February 1984
  • Label: Virgin Records
1 15 17 2 1 2 19 64
1985 Once Upon a Time
  • Released: 21 October 1985
  • Label: Virgin Records
1 7 7 1 3 4 7 10
  • UK: 3× Platinum[12]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum
  • GER: Platinum
  • USA: Gold[13]
1989 Street Fighting Years
  • Released: 8 May 1989
  • Label: Virgin Records
1 11 1 1 4 4 1 70
  • UK: 2× Platinum[12]
  • CAN: Gold
  • GER: Platinum
1991 Real Life
  • Released: 8 April 1991
  • Label: Virgin Records
2 13 10 6 11 5 2 74
1995 Good News from the Next World
  • Released: 7 February 1995
  • Label: Virgin Records
2 20 3 5 8 2 1 87
1998 Néapolis 19 26 22 23 7 NR
2000 Our Secrets Are the Same
  • Released: 18 October 2004 (as part of Silver Box)
  • Label: Virgin Records
NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
2001 Neon Lights 141 65
2002 Cry 80 94 56 35
2005 Black & White 050505 37 46 25 46 20
2009 Graffiti Soul 10 41 29 8
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums[edit]

Year Information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[4]
FRA
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
1987 Live in the City of Light
  • Released: 11 May 1987
  • Label: Virgin Records
1 13 4 1 14 5 5 96
1998 Real Live 91
  • Released: 1 May 1998 (Fanclub Release only)
  • Label: Mindmood Records
2007 Sunday Express – Live (Vol. 1 & 2)
2011 Live 2011 (2 shows / 5 CDs)
  • Released: July 2011
  • Label: Concert Live
    • 10/06/2011 Bedgebury Pinetum & Forest (Greatest Hits Forest Tour) 2CD
    • 16/06/2011 London (Hampton Court Palace) (Greatest Hits+ 2011) 3CD
2012 5X5 Live
  • Released: 19 November 2012
  • Label: Virgin Records
129 49
2013 Celebrate - The Greatest Hits+ Tour 2013
(6 shows / 12 CDs)
  • Released: 2013
  • Label: Concert Live
    • 29/03/2013 Carlisle (Sands Centre)
    • 06/04/2013 Wolverhampton (Civic Hall)
    • 15/04/2013 Bournemouth (O2 Academy)
    • 20/11/2013 Amsterdam (Heineken Music Hall)
    • 28/11/2013 Manchester (Arena)
    • 30/11/2013 London (O2 Arena)
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Information Chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[3]
FRA
[!][6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
1981 Themes for Great Cities 79/81
  • Released: 1 November 1981 (US release only)
  • Label: Stiff Records
1982 Celebration
  • Released: 1 February 1982
  • Label: Arista Records
45 162
1986 Alive and Kicking (84,85,86)[14]
  • Released: October 1986 (Australian release only)
  • Label: Virgin Records
26
1992 Glittering Prize 81/92
  • Released: 8 October 1992
  • Label: Virgin Records
1 1 2 7 1 17 14
1997 The Promised
  • Released: 29 September 1997 (EU release only)
  • Label: Virgin Records
45
1998 The Early Years 1977–1978
  • Released: 25 March 1998 (Withdrawn)
  • Label: Mindmood Records
2001 The Best of Simple Minds
  • Released: 5 November 2001
  • Label: Virgin Records
34 22 11 39 64
2003 Early Gold
  • Released: 30 June 2003
  • Label: Virgin Records
2006 The Platinum Collection[15]
  • Released: 2006 (Withdrawn)
  • Label: Virgin Records
2013 Celebrate: The Greatest Hits[16]
  • Released: 25 March 2013
  • Label: Virgin Records
19 86 55
ICON – The Best Of
  • Low budget USA compilation album

^ In France, compilation albums are not listed on the Top 200 Albums Chart, but instead on a separate chart for compilation albums only. The French chart positions here for the compilation albums are their peak positions on the French Compilation Albums Chart.

Box sets[edit]

Year Information
1990 Themes – Volume 1: March 79–April 82
  • Released: 24 September 1990
  • Label: Virgin Records
Themes – Volume 2: August 82–April 85
  • Released: 25 September 1990
  • Label: Virgin Records
Themes – Volume 3: September 85–June 87
  • Released: 8 October 1990
  • Label: Virgin Records
Themes – Volume 4: February 89–May 90
  • Released: 9 October 1990
  • Label: Virgin Records
2004 Silver Box
  • Released: 18 October 2004
  • Label: Virgin Records
2008 Themes – Volume 5: March 91–September 92
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Virgin Records
Themes – Volumes 1–5: March 79–September 92
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Virgin Records
2012 X5
  • Released: 21 February 2012
  • Label: Virgin Records
2013 Classic Album Selection
  • Released: 25 November 2013
  • Label: Virgin Records

Website releases[edit]

Year Information
2006 Black & White Live Bundle 01
Black & White Live Bundle 02
Black & White Live Bundle 03
Black & White Live Bundle 04
Black & White Live Bundle 05
2008 Black & White Live Bundle 06
Black & White Live Bundle 07

Singles[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Album
UK
[1]
AUS
[3]
CAN GER
[17]
IRE
[18]
ITA
[19][20]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[21]
1979 "Life in a Day" 62 Life in a Day
"Chelsea Girl"
1980 "Changeling" Real to Real Cacophony
"I Travel" Empires and Dance
1981 "Celebrate"
"The American" 59
[^]
Sister Feelings Call
"Love Song" 47 17 38 16 Sons and Fascination
"Sweat in Bullet" 52 47 17
"I Travel" (reissue)
[^]
Celebration
1982 "Promised You a Miracle" 13 10 25 25 9 17
[^]
New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
"Glittering Prize" 16 9 11 4 11
"Someone, Somewhere in Summertime" 36 51 19
1983 "I Travel" (2nd reissue) Celebration
"Waterfront" 13 19 5 1 16 Sparkle in the Rain
1984 "Speed Your Love to Me" 20 76 9 46 18
"Up on the Catwalk" 27 16 44
1985 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" 7 6 1 4 3 2 2 3 13 1
[+][^]
The Breakfast Club (Soundtrack)
"Alive and Kicking" 7 21 3 17 2 1 2 5 11 3
[+][^]
Once Upon a Time
1986 "Sanctify Yourself" 10 46 17 38 4 27 3 22 16 14
[+][^]
"All the Things She Said" 9 46 65 51 4 6 20 28
[+][^]
"Ghostdancing" 13 72 3 46 18
1987 "Promised You a Miracle" (live) 19 8 55 Live in the City of Light
1989 Ballad of the Streets EP:
"Belfast Child" / "Mandela Day" / "Biko"
1 12 3 1 2 1 8 11
[~]
Street Fighting Years
"This Is Your Land" 13 38 40 25 6 5 7 26 18
[+][~]
"Take a Step Back"
[~]
"Kick It In" 15 65 6 34 27
The Amsterdam EP:
"Let It All Come Down" / "Sign o' the Times"
18 79 40 11 11 16
1991 "Let There Be Love" 6 15 16 5 1 7 48 9 Real Life
"See the Lights" 20 100 10 48 16 24 42 27 40
[+][~]
"Stand By Love" 13 70 14 25 39
[~]
"Real Life" 34
1992 "Love Song" / "Alive and Kicking" 6 24 50 Glittering Prize 81/92
1995 "She's a River" 9 29 3 39 17 2 18 21 26 52
[+][~]
Good News from the Next World
"Hypnotised" 18 85 34 62 28 22
"And the Band Played On"
[+]
1998 "Glitterball" 18 10 72 Neapolis
"War Babies" 43
2001 "Dancing Barefoot" Neon Lights
"Homosapien" 134
2002 "Belfast Trance" (John 00 Fleming/Simple Minds) 74 single only
"Cry" 47 92 42 65 Cry
"Spaceface"
"New Sunshine Morning"
"One Step Closer" 33
"Monster" (Liquid People vs Simple Minds) 67 single only
2003 "Don't You (Forget About Me)" (Remixes) [*] 92 16 Live & Rare
2004 "Dirty Old Town"
(The Bhoys from Paradise – Simple Minds & Jimmy Johnstone)
46
2005 "Too Much Television" iTunes download
"Home" 41 53 18 77 Black & White 050505
2006 "Stranger" 97
"Different World (Taormina.me)"
"The Jeweller (Pt II)"
2009 "Rockets" 146 Graffiti Soul
"Stars Will Lead the Way" 88
2012 "Theme for Great Cities" (Moby Remix) / "I Travel" (John Leckie 2012 Remix) Limited edition 12" single only released exclusively for Record Store Day 2012
2013 "Broken Glass Park" Celebrate
2014 "Big Music"
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
Notes

VHS, DVD[edit]

The release dates are the original ones and the formats mentioned are the most recent versions officially available (not necessarily the original release formats).

  • 1990: Forget About Me (TV) directed by Michael Winterbottom (not available) (this is the story of two Scottish "squaddies" (young, trainee soldiers) who hitchhike to Budapest to go to a concert of the band Simple Minds; the film is a love triangle between the two soldiers and one beautiful Hungarian girl; Simple Minds is seen performing on stage at the very end of the film)[23]
  • 1990: Verona (VHS; May 1990; Virgin Music Video VVD 610) (in 2003, this video was remixed in 5:1 surround sound and released as part of the Seen The Lights – A Visual History double DVD set)
  • 1992: Glittering Prize 81/92 (VHS; October 1992; Virgin Music Video VVD 1103)
  • 2003: Seen The Lights – A Visual History (DVD; release dates: 28 October 2003 in some parts of Europe, 1 November 2003 in Russia, 3 November 2003 in UK & some other parts of Europe, 18 November 2003 in Canada; Virgin SMDVD 1) (this is the first-ever Simple Minds commercial (double) DVD, featuring over four hours and twenty minutes of archive footage; the first disc includes the majority of the band's promotional videos; the second disc is devoted to Verona, the band's first video originally released in 1990 in VHS format, upmixed here to 5.1 surround sound)
  • 2014: Celebrate – Live at the Glasgow SSE Hydro (limited edition Deluxe DVD book set ; release date: May 2014 ; including 4 discs: 1 21-track DVD of the concert filmed and recorded at the Glasgow SSE Hydro on 27 November 2013, 1 DVD of exclusive interview footage and photo gallery, 2 fully mixed audio CDs of the concert + a bound book featuring specially-written notes and exclusive live photos from the Celebrate tour + photographic print individually autographed by the band)

References[edit]

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  13. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Simple Minds
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  15. ^ dream giver redux | discography | albums | the platinum collection
  16. ^ "Celebrate: The Greatest Hits +". Dream Giver Redux. Retrieved 2014-09-13. 
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  22. ^ Simple Minds Album & Song Chart History | Billboard.com - Alternative Songs (Modern Rock Tracks)
  23. ^ Forget About Me (1990)