Simple Minds ‎– Sparkle In The Rain

Universal Music Group ‎– 3797355
Blu-ray, Blu-ray Audio, Album, Mispress, Reissue, Remastered, Multichannel

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A Up On The Catwalk 4:44
B Book Of Brilliant Things 4:24
C Speed Your Love To Me
Vocals – Kirsty MacColl
D Waterfront 4:49
E East At Easter 3:33
F Street Hassle
Composed By – Lou ReedVocals – Kirsty MacColl
G White Hot Day 4:40
H "C" Moon Cry Like A Baby 4:21
I The Kick Inside Of Me 4:50
J Shake Off The Ghosts 4:01

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High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray. Ultra High Quality Audio. No Video Content.

Includes an 8 page booklet with photographs and credits.

Features Original 1984 Stereo Mix (unstated on release, durations slightly differ) and 2014 5.1 Surround Sound Mix.

In error, the intended 2014 Stereo Mix by Steven Wilson is replaced here by a mono mix.
And Steven Wilson himself said that "there are issues with the transfers of both the stereo and the 5.1 mixes. The issues with the 5.1 are less obvious, but the bottom line is that it does not sound as it should".
The 1984 Stereo Mix is the only one that's correct on this release.

Audio formats available on this Blu-Ray:
- 2.0 PCM (24bit / 96KHz) on both Original Stereo Mix and mono mix
- 5.1 PCM (24bit / 96KHz)
- 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (24bit / 96KHz)
Although mentionned on sleeve and disc, there is no Dolby Digital 5.1 audio track on this Blu-Ray.

Though released in 2015, phonographic copyright and copyright on both sleeve and disc state 2014.

Universal Music issued a replacement disc for the Blu-Ray three months after the initial release. Sent out by mail upon request.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 55981828/00602537973552 S 21
  • Barcode: 602537973552

Other Versions (5 of 69) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin V2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version
I-205.913 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin I-205.913 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
618105 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(LP, Album) Virgin 618105 Portugal 1984 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
TCV 2300, TCV2300 Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain(Cass, Album) Virgin, Virgin TCV 2300, TCV2300 UK 1984 Sell This Version


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August 25, 2015

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...


March 19, 2015
Could it be that there is a production fault on this release (fault with audio tracks)?