Simple Minds

Formed 1978, Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Label: Virgin
Musicians: Jim Kerr (vcls); Charlie Burchill (gtr); Mike McNeil (kbds); Derek Forbes (bs); Kenny Hyslop (drms)
V 2207 Sons And Fascinations/Sisters Feelings Call LP 5 Sep 1981 14-11-17-29-36-52-90 Pts: 26
Musicians: Jim Kerr (vcls); Charlie Burchill (gtr); Mike McNeil (kbds); Derek Forbes (bs); Mel Gaynor (drms)
Producers: Peter Walsh
V 2230 New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84) LP 18 Sep 1982 6-3-8-13-20-28-36-40-48-43-41-40-55-57-51-51 Pts: 72
    sales: 100000  
    15 Jan 1983 40-37-52-56-69-91-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-76-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-82-72-xx-98 Pts: 16
    21 Jan 1984 78-xx-81-38-70-68-70-70-78-xx-xx-87 Pts: 11
    12 Oct 1985 98 Pts: 1
    18 Jan 1986 98-xx-89-93-xx-86-81-86-xx-96-xx-92-xx-89-70-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-98-xx-69-xx-xx-99-90 Pts: 14
    24 Jan 1987 100 Pts: 1
Producers: Steve Lillywhite
V 2300 Sparkle In The Rain LP 11 Feb 1984 1-2-7-9-10-13-17-14-16-20-27-33-39-54-52-77-61-77-70-74-85-87-78-89-81-80-81-xx-xx-90 Pts: 115
    sales: 100000  
    8 Feb 1986 100-76-45-44-66-62-59-70-58-62-79-56-77-84-68-74-84-83-65-xx-57-84-93-xx-96-84-90-84-93-94-xx-xx-94 Pts: 35
Musicians: Jim Kerr (vcls); Charlie Burchill (gtr); Mike McNeil (kbds); John Giblin (bs); Mel Gaynor (drms)
Producers: Keith Forsey
Writers: Keith Forsey/Steve Schiff
VS 749 Don't You (Forget About Me) 13 Apr 1985 22-8-7-8-10-12-13-23-32-38-46-69-xx-89-81-86-xx-72-73-67-66-71-64-69-61-88-xx-xx-84-82-95-90-95-xx-96-82-74-81 Pts: 221
    sales: 250000  
    18 Jan 1986 89-78-76-72-74-62-78-68-79-78-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-95-90-97-xx-xx-97-xx-xx-93-96-91-88-82-89-88-82-90-86-94-90-84-xx-xx-95-xx-xx-xx-99-98-100-xx-xx-xx-100-90 Pts: 37
    2 Jan 1988 100 Pts: 1
Producers: Jimmy Iovine/Bob Clearmountain
Writers: Simple Minds
VS 817 Alive And Kicking 5 Oct 1985 12-8-7-10-11-18-34-43-56-xx-xx-79-60 Pts: 158
    11 Jan 1986 76-99-94-98 Pts: 4
V 2364 Once Upon A Time LP 26 Oct 1985 1-3-5-8-17-21-31-36-31-25 Pts: 79
    sales: 100000  
    11 Jan 1986 22-16-15-10-12-15-13-12-15-16-17-16-13-9-6-6-7-9-11-16-17-19-16-18-17-20-19-22-23-25-26-33-26-31-33-36-39-43-47-47-50-60-62-69-64-53-54-60-67-62-64 Pts: 213
    10 Jan 1987 39-31-40-37-39-42-45-55-48-51-60-67-65-78-68-xx-79-92-85-78 Pts: 36
    18 Jun 1988 100 Pts: 1
Writers: Simple Minds
SM 1 Sanctify Yourself 25 Jan 1986 17-10-18-25-31-49-64-xx-xx-xx-xx-88 Pts: 83
VS 860 All The Things She Said 5 Apr 1986 15-9-11-15-20-30-45-73-xx-73-89-xx-xx-98-xx-100 Pts: 117
Producers: Bruce Lampcov
SMD 1 Live In The City Of Light LP 30 May 1987 1-2-2-3-5-5-7-11-15-15-15-18-20-21-25-32-44-57-59-83-70 Pts: 154
    sales: 300000  
    18 Jun 1988 76-92 Pts: 2
    29 Jul 1989 67-66-66 Pts: 3
Producers: Trevor Horn/Stephen Lipson
Writers: traditional/Simple Minds
SMX 3 Belfast Child 11 Feb 1989 2-1-1-6-13-22-32-47-56-73-72-88 Pts: 295
    sales: 200000  
MINDS 1 Street Fighting Years LP 6 May 1989 1-2-2-5-6-12-12-15-19-19-14-15-9-9-10-18-25-23-28-33-40-36-45-56-73-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-67 Pts: 170
    sales: 600000  
    21 Apr 1990 74 Pts: 1
Musicians: Jim Kerr (vcls); Charlie Burchill (gtr); Mel Gaynor (drms)
Producers: Stephen Lipson
Writers: Jim Kerr/Charlie Burchill
VS 1332 Let There Be Love 16 Mar 1991 13-6-7-15-26-49-63 Pts: 75
V 2660 Real Life LP 13 Apr 1991 2-2-3-6-8-13-11-15-11-16-25-26-37-33-41-43-48-43-33-32-30-43-50-65-xx-xx-xx-xx-69 Pts: 342
    sales: 100000  
Musicians: Jim Kerr (vcls); Charlie Burchill (gtr); Mike McNeil (kbds); John Giblin (bs); Mel Gaynor (drms)
Producers: Steve Hillage
Writers: Simple Minds
VS 1440 Love Song/Alive And Kicking 3 Oct 1992 13-6-11-22-37-67 Pts: 62
    Original: Simple Minds (1981)/Simple Minds (1985); 'Alive And Kicking' used in BSkyB TV advert for Premier League football  
Producers: various
SMTV 1 Glittering Prize 81/92 LP 17 Oct 1992 1-1-1-2-2-5-7-6-6-7-6 Pts: 409
    sales: 900000  
    16 Jan 1993 8-12-15-20-32-32-51-60-62-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-55-62-65-65 Pts: 98
    14 Jan 1995 80-84-72-138-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-xx-93-74-86-87-71-83-101-104-104-132-xx-xx-xx-136-92-111-130 Pts: 10
Musicians: Jim Kerr (vcls); Charlie Burchill (gtr)
Producers: Keith Forsey/Simple Minds
Writers: Jim Kerr/Charlie Burchill
VS 1509 She's A River 21 Jan 1995 9-13-24-52-70-76-78-108-123-136-108-121-109-143 Pts: 42
Producers: Forsey/Simple Minds
V 2760 Good News From The Next World LP 4 Feb 1995 2-4-8-28-45-46-51-41-35-31-32-45-55-73-103-124-127-xx-160-139 Pts: 151
    sales: 100000  

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