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Best of the Best!,
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This review is from: Celebrate: The Greatest Hits [3CD] (Audio CD)
When the greatest band of all time release a greatest hits, it should make one hell of a CD & this certainly doesn't disappoint. To die-hard fans, this will be a convenient packaging of most of what they know & love (although, there are probably 10-20 classics omitted - could easily have been a 4 or 5 CD collection). There are still however some reminders of buried classics even for true fans, not least the mesmerising 'Space'. Those who think Simple Minds are just a decent band will be blown away by the depth, quality & most impressively diversity of their back catalogue. They'll also be surprised by the fact that SM have released 3 excellent albums since the turn of the century. Those still brainwashed by the NME / music press nonsense about this band need to enlighten themselves by purchasing this (& then trying not to kick themselves too hard for not getting into them earlier). Simple Minds are undoubtedly the most misunderstood & underrated band ever (may seem a strange thing to say considering they were just about the biggest band on the planet in the mid-late 80's). If you think this recording is good, take it up a notch & try to catch them live, has to be seen to be believed - I'd say most recently evident by the way they blew away a predominantly neutral crowd @ Newmarket in June. To those like myself who grew up watching them in front of 60,000+ crowds, you have to pinch yourself at seeing them so close up. Anyhow, enough of this waffle, just buy this.