Simple Minds discography

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Simple Minds discography
Releases
Studio albums16
Live albums3
Compilation albums7
Singles52
 
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Simple Minds discography
Releases
Studio albums16
Live albums3
Compilation albums7
Singles52

This is the discography of Scottish band Simple Minds. All releases are in North America unless otherwise noted.

Contents

Albums

Studio albums

YearInformationChart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1][2]
AUS [3][4]FRA
[5][6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
1979Life in a Day30
Real to Real Cacophony
  • Released: 1 November 1979
  • Label: Zoom Records / Arista Records
1980Empires and Dance
  • Released: 1 September 1980
  • Label: Zoom Records / Arista Records
4147
1981Sons and Fascination113174
Sister Feelings Call
  • Released: 12 September 1981 (Initially coupled with Sons and Fascination)
  • Label: Virgin Records
1982New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
  • Released: 13 September 1982
  • Label: Virgin Records
3830332969
1984Sparkle in the Rain
  • Released: 6 February 1984
  • Label: Virgin Records
115173121964
1985Once Upon a Time
  • Released: 21 October 1985
  • Label: Virgin Records
177134710
1989Street Fighting Years
  • Released: 8 May 1989
  • Label: Virgin Records
1111144170
1991Real Life
  • Released: 8 April 1991
  • Label: Virgin Records
213106115274
1995Good News from the Next World
  • Released: 7 February 1995
  • Label: Virgin Records
2203582187
1998Neapolis192622237NR
2000Our Secrets are the Same
  • Released: 18 October 2004 (as part of Silver Box)
  • Label: Virgin Records
NRNRNRNRNRNRNRNR
2001Neon Lights14165
2002Cry80945635
2005Black & White 0505053746254620
2009Graffiti Soul1041298
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Live albums

YearInformationChart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[4]
FRA
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
US
[11]
1987Live in the City of Light
  • Released: 11 May 1987
  • Label: Virgin Records
11342145596
1998Real Live 91
  • Released: 1 May 1998 (Fanclub Release only)
  • Label: Mindmood Records
2007Sunday Express - Live (Vol. 1 & 2)
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

YearInformationChart positionsCertifications
(sales thresholds)
UK
[1]
AUS
[3]
FRA [!]
[6]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
SWI
[10]
1981Themes for Great Cities 79/81
  • Released: 1 November 1981 (US-release only)
  • Label: Stiff Records
1982Celebration
  • Released: 1 February 1982
  • Label: Arista Records
45
1986Alive And Kicking (84,85,86) [14]
  • Released: October 1986 (Australian-release only)
  • Label: Virgin Records
26
1992Glittering Prize 81/92
  • Released: 8 October 1992
  • Label: Virgin Records
112611714
1997The Promised
  • Released: 29 September 1997 (EU-release only)
  • Label: Virgin Records
45
1998The Early Years 1977-1978
  • Released: 25 March 1998 (Withdrawn)
  • Label: Mindmood Records
2001The Best of Simple Minds
  • Released: 5 November 2001
  • Label: Virgin Records
3422113964
2003Early Gold
  • Released: 30 June 2003
  • Label: Virgin Records
2006The Platinum Collection [15]
  • Released: 2006 (Withdrawn)
  • Label: Virgin Records
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

^ 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

YearInformation
1990Themes - 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
2004Silver Box
  • Released: 18 October 2004
  • Label: Virgin Records
2008Themes - Volume 5: March 91 - September 92
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Virgin Records
Themes - Volumes 1-5: March 79 - September 92
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Virgin Records
2012X5
  • Released: 21 February 2012
  • Label: Virgin Records

Website releases

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

Singles

YearTitleChart positionsAlbum
UK
[1]
AUS
[3]
CANGER
[16]
IRE
[17]
ITA
[18][19]
NLD
[7]
NZ
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[20]
1979"Life in a Day"62Life 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"47173816Sons and Fascination
"Sweat in Bullet"524717
"I Travel" (Reissue)
[^]
Celebration
1982"Promised You a Miracle"13102525917
[^]
New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
"Glittering Prize"16911411
"Someone, Somewhere in Summertime"365119
1983"I Travel" (2nd Reissue)Celebration
"Waterfront"13195116Sparkle in the Rain
1984"Speed Your Love to Me"207694618
"Up on the Catwalk"271644
1985"Don't You (Forget About Me)"76143223131
[+][^]
The Breakfast Club (Soundtrack)
"Alive and Kicking"7213172125113
[+][^]
Once Upon a Time
1986"Sanctify Yourself"104617384273221614
[+][^]
"All the Things She Said"9466551462028
[+][^]
"Ghostdancing"137234618
1987"Promised You a Miracle (Live)"19855Live in the City of Light
1989Ballad of the Streets EP:
"Belfast Child" / "Mandela Day" / "Biko"
1123121811
[~]
Street Fighting Years
"This Is Your Land"133840256572618
[+][~]
"Take a Step Back"
[~]
"Kick It In"156563427
The Amsterdam EP:
"Let It All Come Down" / "Sign o' the Times"
187940111116
1991"Let There Be Love"61516517489Real Life
"See the Lights"2010010481624422740
[+][~]
"Stand By Love"1370142539
[~]
"Real Life"34
1992"Love Song" / "Alive and Kicking"62450Glittering Prize 81/92
1995"She's a River"92933917218212652
[+][~]
Good News from the Next World
"Hypnotised"188534622822
"And the Band Played On"
[+]
1998"Glitterball"181072Neapolis
"War Babies"43
2001"Dancing Barefoot"Neon Lights
"Homosapien"134
2002"Belfast Trance" (John 00 Fleming/Simple Minds)74single only
"Cry"47924265Cry
"Spaceface"
"New Sunshine Morning"
"One Step Closer"33
"Monster" (Liquid People Vs Simple Minds)67single only
2003"Don't You (Forget About Me)" (Remixes) [*]9216Live & Rare
2004"Dirty Old Town"
(The Bhoys From Paradise - Simple Minds & Jimmy Johnstone)
46
2005"Too Much Television"iTunes Download
"Home"41531877Black & White 050505
2006"Stranger"97
"Different World (Taormina.me)"
"The Jeweller (Pt II)"
2009"Rockets"146Graffiti Soul
"Stars Will Lead the Way"88
"–" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.
Notes

References

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