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Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain flac album

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Performer: Simple Minds
Title: Sparkle In The Rain
Country: UK
Released: 1984
Style: Synth-pop
Category: Electronic
Rating: 4.1 ✦

Sparkle In The Rain ‎(Cass, Album, Club, CRC). Jim Kerr’s voice (he did not know how to properly sing at this age) is shot to hell and ragged as it would be in the next 15 years of live recordings we’d hear from Simple Minds. And it was too early in the tour to have captured the radical rearrangement of King Is White And In The Crowd that was built around what I can only call the bass of god.

Track listing on release is A to J for A1 to B5 Made in the United Kingdom Autumn 1983. Direct Metal® DMM Mastering. Some copies may have a sticker with different French price code 'PM 262' on back cover. Rights Society: GEMA STEMRA BIEM.

For Sparkle in the Rain, they sought U2 producer Steve Lillywhite, whose approach helped shape their performances into a forceful, direct set of commercial rock designed to shake nosebleed seats. Despite frontman Jim Kerr's vaguest gesturing and most voluble bellowing to that point, the move worked. The pounding "Waterfront," hurtling "Speed Your Love to Me," and gleaming "Up on the Catwalk," the album's singles, all reached the Top 30 in the . and by the end of the year, the band was headlining North American hockey arenas and amphitheaters.

New-Wave Simple Minds. 队列表 New-Wave Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain. Band Name Simple Minds. Album Name Sparkle in the Rain.

Once Upon a Time is the seventh studio album by Scottish pop rock band Simple Minds, released in October 1985 by record label Virgin (A&M in the US). The album paired the group with music producer Jimmy Iovine. He had worked with artists featuring an aggressive guitar-based sound, including singer-songwriters Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Nicks, and he brought that approach to the band. Iovine particularly pushed frontman Jim Kerr, aiming for more energetic vocals.

New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84). Celebrate - Live at the Sse Hydro Glasgow. 2013 сингл John Foxx & The Maths Remix. 5 Album Set (Sons and Fascination/New Gold Dream/Sparkle in the Rain/Once Upon a Time/Street Fighting Years).

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Up On The Catwalk 4:45
A2 Book Of Brilliant Things 4:20
A3 Speed Your Love To Me
Vocals – Kirsty MacColl
A4 Waterfront 4:49
A5 East At Easter 3:30
B1 Street Hassle
Vocals – Kirsty MacCollWritten-By – Lou Reed
B2 White Hot Day 4:33
B3 "C" Moon Cry Like A Baby 4:21
B4 The Kick Inside Of Me 4:45
B5 Shake Off The Ghosts 3:58

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Licensed From – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Colgems-EMI Music Inc.
  • Mastered At – A&M Studios
  • Pressed By – Electrosound Group Midwest, Inc.


  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Charles Burchill*
  • Bass – Derek Forbes
  • Coordinator [Co-ordination] – Gemma Corfield
  • Drums – Mel Gaynor
  • Engineer – Howard Gray
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Gavin McKillop*, Paul Cook
  • Keyboards – Michael MacNeil
  • Mastered By – Frank DeLuna
  • Other [Studio Equipment] – Matt Dunn, Paul Kerr
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve [Sleeve Produced By] – Assorted iMaGes
  • Vocals – Derek Forbes, Mel Gaynor
  • Voice – Jim Kerr
  • Written-By – Simple Minds (tracks: A1 to A5, B2 to B5)


"B" at the bottom of the labels & "ES" etched in runouts denote an Electrosound pressing.

Made in the United Kingdom, Autumn 1983

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 07502149811
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout - Etched): AM SP 06-4981-A ES1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout - Etched): AM SP 06-4981-A ES1 (cat face)
  • Other (Pressing Plant ID On Label): B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984
TCV 2300, TCV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2300, TCV2300 UK 1984
TLP 60229 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin TLP 60229 Argentina 1986
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, MP) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada Unknown
25VB-1058 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 25VB-1058 Japan 1985