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Scotland's Simple Minds get creative and passionate on Sparkle in the Rain, their seventh album released prior to their mid-'80s heyday of heralding the charts. Produced by Steve Lillywhite (U2, Morrissey, XTC, Psychedelic Furs), Sparkle in the Rain (originally released in 1984) marked the band's best effort until then, and, after 1982's crossover album New Gold Dream, Sparkle became the one to cement their commercial success, capturing thick seascapes of illustrious lyrical visions. Frontman Jim Kerr's anthemic love songs are political and personal, and synth-beats throb over Charlie Burchill's new wave third-chord guitars and swooning basslines.
"Songs like 'Waterfront' and 'Book of Brilliant Things' are finely cut tracks with Simple Minds' signature harking, but the glossy verse behind 'Up on the Catwalk' is what's most appealing. Piano vibes are pinch-hitting and Kerr's songwriting thrives on celebrity and the falling grace that coincides that. Sparkle in the Rain is a glimpse of what's to come from Simple Minds. Kerr's heart-wrenching vocals soar and such emotion only leads to earning a global following. Like U2 did with 1984's The Unforgettable Fire, Simple Minds will touch hearts by stripping their soul. The process has already begun on Sparkle in the Rain." — AllMusic
|1. Up On The Catwalk|
|2. Book Of Brilliant Things|
|3. Speed Your Love To Me|
|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|