Simple Minds ‎– Sparkle In The Rain

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Tracklist

Up On The Catwalk 4:45
Book Of Brilliant Things 4:20
Speed Your Love To Me 4:25
Waterfront 4:49
East At Easter 3:30
Street Hassle 5:15
White Hot Day 4:33
"C" Moon Cry Like A Baby 4:21
The Kick Inside Of Me 4:45
Shake Off The Ghosts 3:58

Versions (106)

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V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CD-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) A&M Records CD-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
VDP-60 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) Virgin VDP-60 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
VDP-60 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, Promo) Virgin VDP-60 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
CDV2300, 610 084 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, blu) Virgin, Virgin CDV2300, 610 084 UK 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2300, TCV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2300, TCV2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version
50133 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin 50133 France 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2300, TCV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2300, TCV2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CS-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 9300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin TCV 9300 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
CS-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) A&M Records CS-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
VK 72300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin VK 72300 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
50133 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin 50133 France 1984 Sell This Version
405 913-652 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin 405 913-652 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
VL4 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin VL4 2274 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
TCV 2300, TCV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2300, TCV2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version
D 405913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin D 405913 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
VK 72300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin VK 72300 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
VK 72300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin VK 72300 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
CS-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, Club, CRC) A&M Records CS-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
CS 4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, Club, Dol) A&M Records CS 4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
VL4 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin VL4 2274 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
VK 72300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, Dol) Virgin VK 72300 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
CS-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
CS-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, Dol) A&M Records CS-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
405 913-652 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, whi) Virgin 405 913-652 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
V2300, V 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2300, V 2300 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
VIL-6085 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin VIL-6085 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
V 9300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V 9300 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 New Zealand 1984 Sell This Version
I 205913, I 205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin I 205913, I 205.913 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
70133 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin 70133 France 1984 Sell This Version
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 Ireland 1984 Sell This Version
VNC 5046 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin VNC 5046 South Africa 1984 Sell This Version
205 913, V 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin 205 913, V 2300 Europe 1984 Sell This Version
V-4643 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V-4643 UK 1984 Sell This Version
V 9300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V 9300 Australia 1984 Sell This Version
618105 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin 618105 Portugal 1984 Sell This Version
VG 50039, 062-VG 50039 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VG 50039, 062-VG 50039 Greece 1984 Sell This Version
I-205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin I-205.913 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
V2300, V 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin, Virgin V2300, V 2300 Italy 1984 Sell This Version
618105 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin 618105 1984 Sell This Version
LSVIRG 11058, SLVIRG 11058 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Jugoton, Jugoton LSVIRG 11058, SLVIRG 11058 Yugoslavia 1984 Sell This Version
SP-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, "R") A&M Records SP-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, B=E) A&M Records SP-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
SP-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, C=M) A&M Records SP-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, CBS) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, CBS) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada 1984 Sell This Version
SP-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Club, CRC) A&M Records SP-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
VL-2274, VL 2274 C Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Ltd, Cle) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 C Canada 1984 Sell This Version
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Ltd, Whi) Virgin V2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version
I 205913, I 205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin I 205913, I 205.913 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
VIL-6085, VIRG-6085 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin, Virgin VIL-6085, VIRG-6085 Japan 1984 Sell This Version
SP-6-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, R=R) A&M Records SP-6-4981 US 1984 Sell This Version
CDV 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin CDV 2300 UK & Europe 1985 Sell This Version
25VB-1058 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin 25VB-1058 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
25VB-1058 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 25VB-1058 Japan 1985 Sell This Version
TMS 60229 Simple Minds Destello En La Lluvia(Cass, Album) Virgin TMS 60229 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
32VD-1037 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) Virgin 32VD-1037 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
TLP 60229 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, Promo) Virgin TLP 60229 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
714.8009 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin 714.8009 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
140.8009 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 140.8009 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
140.8009 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 140.8009 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-28035 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin Japan VJD-28035 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
066 427087 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin 066 427087 1 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
CDV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) Virgin CDV2300 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
VJCP-23071 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Japan VJCP-23071 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
CDV 2300, 610 084, 07777 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, 610 084, 07777 86377 2 1 Europe 1992 Sell This Version
SIMCDX6, 7443 8 13013 2 6, 7443 813013 26 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM, LP ) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin SIMCDX6, 7443 8 13013 2 6, 7443 813013 26 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
none Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin none Denmark 2002 Sell This Version
SIMCDX6 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CDr, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin SIMCDX6 UK 2002 Sell This Version
72438-13014-2-5 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin Records America, Inc. 72438-13014-2-5 US 2003 Sell This Version
SIMCD6, 7243 813014 25 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin SIMCD6, 7243 813014 25 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
SIMCD6, 7243 813014 25 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin SIMCD6, 7243 813014 25 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
TOCP-53867 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RM) Virgin TOCP-53867 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
3797355 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, MP, RE, RM, Multichanne) Universal Music Group 3797355 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3797355 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, C) Universal Music Group 3797355 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3793491 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Box, Dlx + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + 2xCD) Universal Music Group 3793491 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3793491 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Box, Dlx, M/Print + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, ) Universal Music Group 3793491 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Box, Mono, Dlx, M/Print, Promo + CD, Album, Promo,) Universal Music France none France 2015 Sell This Version
3797353 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album) Universal Music Group 3797353 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
060253797353, 3797353 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM) Universal Music Group, Virgin 060253797353, 3797353 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
00602537973507 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + Dlx, Dig) Universal Music Group 00602537973507 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
4701432 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(DVD-V, Album, RP, Multichannel) Universal Music Group 4701432 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3797354, 0602537973545 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE, 180) Virgin, Universal Music Group 3797354, 0602537973545 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
3797355 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, RP, Multichanne) Universal Music Group 3797355 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD 4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, Club) A&M Records CD 4981 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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CDV2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1, CDV 2300, 07777 86377 2 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin, Virgin CDV2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1, CDV 2300, 07777 86377 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
V2 0777 7 86377 2 1, V2 86377 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin Music Canada, Virgin Music Canada V2 0777 7 86377 2 1, V2 86377 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
SIMCD6, 7243 813014 25 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin SIMCD6, 7243 813014 25 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CD-4981 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RP) A&M Records CD-4981 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2300, CDV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, CDV2300 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CD-4981, 75021 4981 2 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RP) A&M Records, A&M Records CD-4981, 75021 4981 2 US Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
CDV 2300, CDV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(CD, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDV 2300, CDV2300 UK Unknown Sell This Version
266 427087 4 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Virgin 266 427087 4 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
BAN 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin BAN 2300 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
VL-2274, VL 2274 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, M/Print, Don) Virgin, Virgin VL-2274, VL 2274 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
205 913, V 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin 205 913, V 2300 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
V2300, V 2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin V2300, V 2300 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
I 205913, I 205 913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin I 205913, I 205 913 Spain Unknown Sell This Version
Virgin V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, S/Sided, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Virgin Virgin V2300 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version

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ggggreenisaac

ggggreenisaac

February 28, 2021
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, CD, Album, RE, CDV 2300, 0777 7 86377 2 1
This album needs remixing, it's one of those ones where the bass guitar is lost in a mass of sound, and turning up the low frequencies just results in them resonating in an irksome way. I haven't heard the original LP, but I have the original CD and have heard the 2002 remaster, and it seems no amount of remastering will help.
zevulon

zevulon

May 5, 2019
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, Box, Dlx + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + 2xCD, 3793491
I bought this new, I think in 2017, and Universal refused to send me a replacement copy, saying that "You have to take this up with the seller" arguing that the box was sent 100 of miles and to send all the content back for the sellere to get a replacement copy and THEN send it to me would be unnecessary arduous when all was basically Universal's fault to begin with didn't work.
Universal refused to send me any replacement disc.
I had no choice but to return it to the seller and, in the end I had nothing but my money back.

When I wrote back to Universal, they now sounded very surprised "Oh? They did not send you a replacement disc? we really thought that they would do that, so sad to hear that you have no box at all now"?

In recent years, everytime that I have contacted a major label about something that was their fault, I've got absolutely no support and I reckon that Universal is the worst of them all.
postpunkmonk

postpunkmonk

February 24, 2019
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, Box, Dlx + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RM + 2xCD, 3793491

The 2-disc version of this favorite album is a 5-star affair. The remixes and B-sides on disc two are thorough. 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 what I can only call “the bass of god.” The concert is perfunctory where it could have been revelatory. A disappointment.
pierbove

pierbove

August 20, 2018
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, LP, Album, RE, 180, 3797354, 0602537973545

Wanted to check with others but on my copy the inner labels are backwards. Side 1 is in fact the one with the song titles on the label, contradicting the label itself. Just my copy or is this in all?
Crijevo

Crijevo

May 30, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, CD, Album, RP, CDV 2300, CDV2300
Without doubt, their "Unforgettable Fire" moment. "Sparkle In the Rain" is impressive as it is ambitious and bombast. Gone is the electronic/experimental subtlety of their previous work, despite Michael McNeil's gorgeous keyboard work continuing to inform the music a great deal here - drums, bass and guitars are given more breathing space, making a grandiose rock statement, all in favour of the group's sound maturity, progress and deserved commercial success by this point.
appazappa

appazappa

December 30, 2016
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, C, 3797355
Today I got an brand new repress with completely different matrix from Amazon. After been out of print for several months there is now finally a perfect version of this Blu-ray disc.
Spatzo

Spatzo

September 18, 2016
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, RE, RM, Multichannel, C, 3797355

Make sure you indicate that you want a replacement with no scratches or fingerprints when you email Universal. My initial replacement had both. I let them know and they sent a second that was good.
ReadyBeast

ReadyBeast

August 25, 2015
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album, MP, RE, RM, Multichanne, 3797355

Wrong 2014 stereo mix, wrong 2014 5.1 surround mix. Only the original stereo mix is correct on the initial faulty copies of this blu-ray release. As the original mix doesn't benefit much from the hi-res treatment, this release is rather pointless. Only the corrected repress is interesting...
wearegonnarock

wearegonnarock

August 23, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, LP, Album, VIL-6085
LOVE IT
ReadyBeast

ReadyBeast

July 12, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Sparkle In The Rain, DVD-V, Album, RP, Multichannel, 4701432

After performing several comparisons between the 5.1 mix from this new DVD and the one on the new blu-ray (I have a copy of both), I can tell that only the new blu-ray has the corrected 5.1 mix.
The 5.1 mix from the new DVD sounds the same as the one from the initial faulty blu-ray.
In other words, the stereo mix has been adressed on the DVD, not the 5.1 mix.
That said, the differences between the 5.1 mixes are quite subtle.