The Best of Simple Minds is the second greatest hits album by Simple Minds, released in 2001. New versions of the "Theme for Great Cities" were released, and some copies (such as the US version), included the remixes by Raven Maize.
A new edition was released in November 2007 with an extra DVD of the Verona concert film.
Raven Maize's track "The Real Life"—which samples both Simple Minds' "Theme for Great Cities" and Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"—was a hit single in 2001 and was included on this album, at the end of the second disc.
The Best of Simple Minds - Night of the Proms Edition
Virgin Records released this compilation on 1 October 2002; it is identical to The Best of Simple Minds except it deletes "The Real Life" remix and replaces it with "Cry" (3:55) and "Spaceface" (3:52).