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Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself (UK 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 9th, 2012


Released on January 20, 1986 “Sanctify Yourself” was the second single from Scottish band Simple Minds seventh studio album Once Upon A Time. Released in the wake of their biggest hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (1985), the band were able to ride the wave of success for some time. “Sanctify Yourself” reached #10 in the UK singles chart and #14 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Sanctify Yourself (Extended Mix) 7:10

Sanctify Yourself (Dub) 6:10

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1985 Sanctify Yourself U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks #3
1986 Sanctify Yourself U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #14
1986 Sanctify Yourself U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #24
1986 Sanctify Yourself U.S. Cashbox Top 100 Singles #21


Label: Virgin – SM 1-12
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single
Country: UK
Released: 20 Jan 1986
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Credits: Mixed By – Bob Clearmountain, Jay Burnett
Mixed By [Assisted By] – Moira Marquis
Producer – Bob Clearmountain, Jimmy Iovine
Written-By – Simple Minds
Photography – Anton Corbijn

Original version appears on the album “Once Upon A Time”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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18 Responses to “Simple Minds – Sanctify Yourself (UK 12″)”

  1. Spring Says:

    Hello Paul! Thank you very much for this 12″. I love Simple Minds!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Spring 🙂


  2. Chris Says:

    And if memory serves me right, this was remixed by Arthur Baker and edited by the Latin Rascals. Unless this is different than the US 12″.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    I’m not sure Chris it doesn’t credit them.


    Chris Reply:

    On the US vinyl credits them. I’m 99% on that, but I am thinking without coffee in the system.


  3. Guss Says:

    Thanx Paul, super track!!!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Guss!


  4. Dan Says:

    Another excellent one, Paul! These rare, forgotten 80’s gems like this one always make my day. I believe “Alive & Kicking” was the single released in between “(Don’t You) Forget About Me” and this one. Do you know if there was a 12″ released for that one? Anyway, thank you for this great extended version!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Hi Dan this is the only 12″ that I am aware of for “Alive And Kicking” more like a remix album actually. http://www.discogs.com/Simple-Minds-Alive-And-Kicking-848586-/release/796274


    Drake Reply:

    In Fact , this is more a ep than a 12″!
    thanks for post !


  5. ric Says:

    Thanks to The Breakfast Club, Jim & co. exploded in the US, with a string of four consecutive hits.
    Thanks Paul!
    I especially love the remixes for this and All The Things She Said.
    But sadly, they didn’t bother the Hot 100 much after that, as almost everyone switched rock stadiums and idolized The Joshua Tree instead.


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ric this is one of my favorites.


  6. omar Says:

    I always liked Simple Minds. This one and All The Things She Said were definitely the highlights from the 84-86 period.


  7. Bellenger1981 Says:

    Fantastic 12″ version! One of my favorites! Thanks for the post. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Bellenger1981 =)


  8. Chase The Dragon Says:

    Brilliant rip. Its almost undetectable that its a vinyl rip! All the frequencies come in nice and clear to perfectly thump-y!

    You’re rips BTG are a vinyl rip standard, next to Dr. Robert’s rips!

    One suggestion about the cover scans, which are fantastic by the way, no need for additional touchups or cleaning up, but what I do when I prep covers for digital jukeboxes and portables is starting with monitor heigh resolution or dimension.

    For example, I scan say at 300 or 600 dpi then (as I don’t print anything) resize the covers height to be 1440 dpi or ppi, there abouts because thats the resolution height of my monitor. That way, I get a great quality at fullscreen album cover(s) artwork thats not blurry if too small or overkill if too large as well.

    Then save the JPG or PNG at the HIGHEST compression rates removing color profile even and making them OPTIMIZED jpgs.

    PNGs are fine as a master image file but usually are 3 times as large in file size than a jpg.

    Hope you don’t mind my album artwork tips – just a suggestion, you or anyone please feel free to correct me or debunk even!

    Thanks again for your amazing work!

    Chase The Dragon


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you Chase for your comment. I appreciate the praise and the artwork tips. I may give them a try. Cheers mate!


  9. Junior Says:

    I missed this post first time, so thanks for your quality rips.


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