Box Sets, Reissues, Tracklist — December 8, 2014 at 8:20 am

Simple Minds’ ‘Sparkle in the Rain’ to be reissued as hugely expanded 5-disc box set

Simple Minds

The spate of hugely expanded box-set reissues continues next year with Simple Minds’ breakthrough sixth album Sparkle in the Rain — featuring the singles “Waterfront” and “Up on the Catwalk” — set for re-release a a five-disc set featuring B-sides, remixes, BBC sessions, a previously unreleased concert and a 5.1 Surround mix of the album.

The Sparkle in the Rain reissue — which also will be released as a 2CD deluxe set, on 180-gram vinyl and as a Blu-ray featuring the Surround mix — arrives March 16, via Universal Music, according to the band, which just released a brand-new studio album last month.

The Super Deluxe Edition box set will include the full album, newly remastered this year at Abbey Road Studios, on one disc plus a second disc of B-sides and extended mixes. The third and fourth discs will include a previously unreleased concert recorded at the Glasgow Barrowlands in 1984, the year of the album’s release, plus a BBC radio session.

And the DVD will include a new 5.1 Surround mix of the album by Stephen Wilson, plus High Res Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes as well. Also on the DVD: promo videos for the album’s three singles, plus several television appearances.

The set can be pre-ordered now.

See full tracklist below:


Tracklist: Simple Minds, Sparkle in the Rain: Super Deluxe Edition

CD 1: Original Album
1. “Up On The Catwalk”
2. “Book Of Brilliant Things”
3. “Speed Your Love To Me”
4. “Waterfront”
5. “East At Easter”
6. “Street Hassle”
7. “White Hot Day”
8. “‘C’ Moon Cry Like A Baby”
9. “The Kick Inside Of Me”
10. “Shake Off The Ghosts”

CD 2: B-sides and Mixes
1. “Waterfront” (Edit)
2. “Hunter And The Hunted” (Live B-Side)
3. “Waterfront” (Extended Remix)
4. “Speed Your Love To Me” (Edit)
5. “Bass Line” (B-Side)
6. “Speed Your Love To Me” (Extended)
7. “Up On The Catwalk” (Edit)
8. “A Brass Band in Africa” (B-Side)
9. “Up On The Catwalk” (Extended)
10. “A Brass Band in Africa Chimes” (B-Side)
11. “Waterfront” (Single Version)

CD 3: Live at Barrowlands, Glasgow, 1984
1. “Shake Off The Ghosts” [Intro]
2. “Waterfront”
3. “Up On The Catwalk”
4. “The Book Of Brilliant Things”
5. “Glittering Prize”
6. “The American”
7. “King Is White And In The Crowd”
8. “Speed Your Love To Me”
9. “Someone Somewhere In Summertime”

CD 4: Live at Barrowlands Con’t + BBC Session
1. “Promised You A Miracle”
2. “Big Sleep”
3. “New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)” – “Take Me To The River” – “Light My Fire”
4. “Love Song” – “Glory”
BBC Radio 1 session – 11th September 1983
5. “Waterfront”
6. “Kick Inside”
7. “New Gold Dream”

5.1 Surround Mix by Steven Wilson
1. “Up On The Catwalk”
2. “Book Of Brilliant Things”
3. “Speed Your Love To Me”
4. “Waterfront”
5. “East At Easter”
6. “Street Hassle”
7. “White Hot Day”
8. “‘C’ Moon Cry Like A Baby”
9. “The Kick Inside Of Me”
10. “Shake Off The Ghosts”
(Plus High Res Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 mixes of the album)
Promo videos:
“Speed Your Love To Me”
“Up On The Catwalk”
TV performances:
“Waterfront” – TOTP
“Speed Your Love” – Oxford Road Show
“Up On The Catwalk” – Oxford Road Show






    A concert from an incredible live band. My one and
    only opportunity to see them, was a 40 minute
    opening set for Pretenders @ St Paul Civic Center
    in 1984. Powerful and intense, indeed!

  2. This one may get me kicked out of the house. Too many super duper deluxe sets on the charge…maybe I’ll use the cardboard boxes to assemble shelter and flaunt my new single status to track down my high school girlfriend. Lord knows I have the soundtrack to do it!

  3. Joe Mac Pherson

    Definitely, the Super Deluxe Edition is the one to own! Everything I could have hoped for, for this album reissue, and more than I would have expected. Justice is well served on this album’s music, and myriad tracks connected to it. Well done, Simple Minds!

  4. its missing quite a few demos. also, too many live tracks from new gold dream. surround mix may be useful.

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