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Celebrate Greatest Hits

25 Mar. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Mar. 2013
  • Release Date: 25 Mar. 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Virgin Catalogue
  • Copyright: (C) 2013 Virgin Records LtdThis label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved.(C) 2013 EMI Records Ltd
  • Total Length: 2:29:31
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  • ASIN: B00E70IM1S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 102 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,580 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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This is the third 'Greatest hits' compilation from Simple Minds but this 3 disc version of 'Celebrate'is definitely the most comprehensive. It covers all stages of their career. From electro to stadium rock to pop to folk, its all here. There's songs here we all know, 'Don't you forget about me' 'Alive & kicking' through to lesser known but just as fantastic tracks, 'Let it all come down' & 'Let there be love' for example.
They may not have had the stratospheric success of their one time contemporaries U2 but they've followed their own path and have always come up with the goods right up to the new tracks in 2013 included here. Also an amazing live band. Cheers Lads, Celebrate indeed!
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One is rather obviously tempted to ask whether another SM compilation is needed, with a single CD og double CD collection already in hand. The single collection, Glittering Prize 81/92, may be enough for many, showcasing the main hits from their era when they were truly a force among the likes of Big Country and even U2. The double CD, The Best of SM, added some key tracks to the big hits but lacked yet a few ones. This 3CD collection (mostly) covers the whole ground, including their whole career, all the main hits and (most) of the lessor known single tracks.

The first CD covers their early era when they evolved from Roxy Music/Bowie wannabees towards becoming synth specialists. The last few tracks are taken from Sparkle in the Rain, when they dramatically changed from the synth sound to the more raw and bombastic Steve Lillywhite sound. CD two covers their period when their popularity reached a peak. CD 3 showcases songs after they lost their popularity but many of them are yet very good. Cry, Home and Stars Will Lead the Way are great songs that the casual SM fan gets on one disc with other very good tunes.

For the very casual fan, the other SM compilations will do. For those SM fans who are not ready to listen to their whole catalogue but want a taste of their music made outside of their realm of popularity, this compilation is an ideal choice.
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Reviews of greatest hits can be considered as superfluous as yet another collection of a band's work, finest or otherwise. Another Simple Minds compilation maybe considered so too. During the 20 years since their last major retrospective the group have remained busy, touring extensively and releasing albums of varying quality.

Early 2012 saw 55, a box set of the band's first 5 albums and associated b-sides brought together as a convenient reminder to the band's early, often forgotten, history. A time when European inflected disco meant a cool brand of beats and propulsive bass lines soundtracking travelogues delivered in an era before Kerr's baritone was permanently turned up to `anthem.' The accompanying tour, playing five songs from each of the five records a night, provided some of the bands best reviews for years and a critical rehabilitation of their early work.

So what does Celebrate+ do? Both the 36 track two disc and 50 track three disc option offer a comprehensive, no stone unturned document of Simple Minds singles. After airing New Gold Dream in its entirety, then the early catalogue dusted down and now a tour of just the hits, Simple Minds are coming to the end of a major clearout, showing the public everything they have to offer, whether we like it or not.

Such a sweeping rundown of Simple Minds songs may seem unnecessary in these days of Spotify, iTunes and other means of digitally accessing songs. What Celebrate+ does offer is new edits to CD, many versions here are direct from the 7", concise, punchy radio tunes. Completists rejoice! And casual fans can revel in reduced suffering with a host of sub-five minute versions.

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Just that...brilliant!. Great to have all the hits in one place. Superb!
Look forward to seeing The Minds and Ultravox in November.
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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.
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