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  • Performer: Simple Minds
  • Title: Sparkle In The Rain
  • Genre: Electronic / Rock
  • Country: UK
  • Formats: WMA AAC APE AU FLAC MPC VOC
  • Released: 1984
  • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
  • MP3 album: 1114 mb
  • FLAC album: 1259 mb
  • Rating: 4.5/5
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Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain download album

Complete your Simple Minds collection. Where this box fails is on the live concert from Barrowlands. I have heard jaw dropping live performances from the Tour De Monde that supported this release, but the Barrowlands show is not one of them. Instead, it is a glimpse into the dark immediate future of Simple Minds to come. 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.

Sparkle in the Rain is the sixth studio album by Scottish rock band Simple Minds, released in February 1984 by record label Virgin in the UK and A&M in the US. A breakthrough commercial success for the band, the record peaked at number 1 in the UK Albums Chart on 18 February 1984, and reached the top 20 in numerous other countries around the world, including New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, and Australia.

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.

Listen free to Simple Minds – Sparkle in the Rain (Up On the Catwalk, Book of Brilliant Things and more). Sparkle In The Rain, Simple Minds' US breakthrough album, was released on February 6, 1984. The single "Waterfront," which reached number one in a few European countries, remains one of the band's signature songs to this day, as well as "Speed Your Love to Me" and "Up on the Catwalk". The album also contains a cover version of Lou Reed's song "Street Hassle". Sparkle in the Rain was produced by Steve Lillywhite, who.

Sparkle in the Rain Tracklist. 1. Up on the Catwalk Lyrics. 2. Book Of Brilliant Things Lyrics. 3. Speed Your Love To Me Lyrics. 4. Waterfront Lyrics.

Artists Simple Minds Sparkle in the Rain. This album has an average beat per minute of 125 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 108/164 BPM). See the BPM profile of this album. Tracklist - Sparkle in the Rain. Up on the Catwalk.

By: Simple Minds (1984, Rock). Book Of Brilliant Things. Speed Your Love To Me.

Tracklist

A1 Up On The Catwalk 4:45
A2 Book Of Brilliant Things 4:20
A3 Speed Your Love To Me 4:25
A4 Waterfront 4:49
A5 East At Easter 3:30
B1 Street Hassle 5:15
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.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Manufactured By – Virgin Records Canada Inc.

Credits

  • Bass, Backing Vocals – Derek Forbes
  • Drums, Backing Vocals – Mel Gaynor
  • Engineer – Gavin McKillop*, Howard Gray, Paul Cook
  • Guitar – Charles Burchill*
  • Keyboards – Michael MacNeill*
  • Lead Vocals – Jim Kerr
  • Mastered By – Frank DeLuna
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Voice – Kirsty MacColl (tracks: A3, B1)

Notes

Grey 'Polygram' tape with tan labels.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984
I-205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin I-205.913 Spain 1984
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, MP) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada Unknown
3797354, 0602537973545 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Group 3797354, 0602537973545 Europe 2015
V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Canada Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Up On The Catwalk 4:45
A2 Book Of Brilliant Things 4:20
A3 Speed Your Love To Me
Voice – Kirsty MacColl
4:25
A4 Waterfront 4:49
A5 East At Easter 3:30
B1 Street Hassle
Voice – Kirsty MacColl
5:15
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.

  • Manufactured By – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Distributed By – A&M Records, Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Licensed From – Virgin Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Bass, Backing Vocals – Derek Forbes
  • Drums, Backing Vocals – Mel Gaynor
  • Engineer – Gavin McKillop*, Howard Gray, Paul Cook
  • Guitar – Charles Burchill*
  • Keyboards – Michael MacNeill*
  • Lead Vocals – Jim Kerr
  • Mastered By – Frank DeLuna
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite

Notes

Made in the United Kingdom, Autumn 1983.

℗1984 Virgin Records Ltd
©1984 Virgin Records Ltd
Manufactured and Distributed by A&M Records, Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7502-14981-4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075021498143

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984
I-205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin I-205.913 Spain 1984
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, MP) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada Unknown
3797354, 0602537973545 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Group 3797354, 0602537973545 Europe 2015
V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Canada Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Up On The Catwalk 4:45
2 Book Of Brilliant Things 4:20
3 Speed Your Love To Me
Vocals – Kirsty MacColl
4:25
4 Waterfront 4:49
5 East At Easter 3:30
6 Street Hassle
Composed By – Lou ReedVocals – Kirsty MacColl
5:15
7 White Hot Day 4:33
8 "C" Moon Cry Like A Baby 4:21
9 The Kick Inside Of Me 4:45
10 Shake Off The Ghosts 3:58

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – RCA Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.

Credits

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

Notes

Similar to Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain, but this one has red text on disc
Similar to Simple Minds - Sparkle In The Rain, but this one has different barcode and sid codes

Published by EMI Publishing Ltd except F published by RCA Music Ltd

International catalogue number 0777 7 86377 2 1 doesn't match with barcode 5 012981 230029

Category CDV 2300 is for the UK market.

Standard jewel case.

Disc label has red text on silver.
"Manufactured in UK" appears on disc label.

Cat no.s:
Spines: CDV2300
Back on booklet: CDV2300 and 0777 7 86377 2 1
Disc label: CDV 2300 and 0777 7 86377 2 1
Tray insert/reverse: CDV 2300 and 0777 7 86377 2 1

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 012981 230029
  • Matrix / Runout: 786377 2 2:1:1 EMI SWINDON
  • Distribution Code (Germany): 610084
  • Price Code (France): PM 500
  • Distribution Code (France): 30007

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984
I-205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin I-205.913 Spain 1984
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, MP) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada Unknown
3797354, 0602537973545 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Group 3797354, 0602537973545 Europe 2015
V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Canada Unknown

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Up On The Catwalk 4:45
B Book Of Brilliant Things 4:20
C Speed Your Love To Me
Vocals – Kirsty MacColl
4:25
D Waterfront 4:49
E East At Easter 3:30
F Street Hassle
Composed By – Lou ReedVocals – Kirsty MacColl
5:15
G White Hot Day 4:33
H "C" Moon Cry Like A Baby 4:21
I The Kick Inside Of Me 4:45
J Shake Off The Ghosts 3:58

Companies, etc.

  • Published By – EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Published By – RCA Music Ltd.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.

Credits

  • Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar – Charles Burchill*
  • Bass Guitar – Derek Forbes
  • Coordinator [Co-ordination] – Gemma Corfield
  • Drums – Mel Gaynor
  • Engineer – Howard Gray
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Gavin McKillop*, Paul Cook
  • Keyboards – Michael MacNeil
  • Management – Bruce Findlay, Robert White , Schoolhouse Management
  • Producer – Steve Lillywhite
  • Sleeve [Produced By] – Assorted iMaGes
  • Technician [Studio Equipment] – Matt Dunn , Paul Kerr
  • Vocals – Derek Forbes, Mel Gaynor
  • Voice – Jim Kerr
  • Words By, Music By – Simple Minds (tracks: A to E, G to J)

Notes

First edition without barcode and with "blue face" print on label like the very early Virgin CDs.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): CDV 2300 2893 348 01 X W
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): CDV 2300 2893 348 01

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984
I-205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album) Virgin I-205.913 Spain 1984
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, MP) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada Unknown
3797354, 0602537973545 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Group 3797354, 0602537973545 Europe 2015
V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain ‎(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 86377, V2 0777 7 86377 2 1 Canada Unknown




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