How disputes had got out of hand etc? I certainly could see with hindsight how I could have done things differently. But I could also see how we could all have improved the situation that led to things growing apart. Quitting however Recalling those days brings me to Tom Petty.
How so you may ask? What the hell had Tom Petty to do with the turbulence blowing through the heart of Simple Minds back in ? I'll explain. While all that stuff was going on, I was living alone for a couple of months, in a rambling house that overlooked the Atlantic Ocean.
I had one book with me and I read it repeatedly. It is called Bhagavad Gita - the Indian classic - a tale that itself takes place on a battlefield. Civilisation in turmoil. I loved that album. And now another greatest hits.
They have been recording a new album. The Celebrate 3CD compilation came out in So another 3CD compilation to build on what is in reality one brand new set of recordings. For this you get one new track — which you know will probably end up on another format eventually. This is spreading the butter thin. Simple Minds have just announced a new best of compilation for 40 years in music.
There is an exclusive silver vinyl version available from Recordstore. Or 15 cuts per disc at least?? Also Glittering Prize, but this track and the two you mentioned are acoustic versions. I guess they must be pretty good to warrant an inclusion on the set.
I wonder if any of them are unique to being on this set. Your email address will not be published. Search Search. Skip to content. November 19, at David Robinson says:. November 6, at Megatof says:. October 31, at Michael says:. October 11, at Stephen K says:.
October 9, at I mean, maybe I can spare some other band some logistical hurdles. Immensely enjoying the new OMD boxset though! Mo says:. October 8, at Neil Parr says:. October 6, at Ausmonty says:. October 4, at Paul Sinclair says:.
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SDE is definately one of the internet pages I visit most often. Thanks a lot. October 29, at Alan Baldock says:. Blakey says:. October 1, at Gerbrand says:. Karen says:. The Blondie boxset which was promised. Faint hope. Honestly, if nothing is announced within 2 weeks, its not going to happen for December. Robert says:. Neil says:. The JoKerr says:. What an awful new track.
This is not like anything SM Sound like. Thanks but no thanks. James says:. Shane says:. Charlie Waffles says:. There are too many single edits on this. The cover is awful. Arnd says:. Alan Blevin says:. Chris Squires says:. Paul English says:. It debuted at number 61 on 30 January—the highest debut of the week—and peaked at number three five weeks later, on 13 March. US CD single . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Instrumental "E 55" "Celtic Strings". Charlie Burchill Jim Kerr.
Keith Forsey Simple Minds. Retrieved 11 January Official Charts Company. Retrieved 21 November Retrieved 1 October The DVD-Video layer contains a surround sound mix of the album in both 5. These new stereo and 5. Unfortunately, a manufacturing error resulted in faulty DVDs and a missing paragraph in the liner notes in the early copies of the deluxe boxset release. Subsequent copies of the box set featured the corrected DVD disc and booklet.
Released at the same time as the box set was a Blu-Ray Audio package that contained the original stereo mix along with Steven Wilson's stereo and 5. Initial copies of this Blu-Ray had a mono mix instead of Steven Wilson's stereo mix, and problems with the 5. As with the DVD in the box set, Universal supplied a corrected disc to owners and subsequent copies of the Blu-Ray featured the corrected disc in the box. Audio formats available on this Blu-Ray are stereo 2. Although mentioned on the Blu-Ray disc, there is no Dolby Digital 5.
Upon release Sparkle in the Rain received mostly favourable reviews. S, Parke Puterbaugh writing for Rolling Stone awarded the album four stars out of five, describing the record as the band's finest, and their playing as weaving "a complex web of sound from the unlikeliest parts: churchy, staccato keyboards; lacelike, arpeggiated guitar lines and soaring wisps of feedback; and metallic-sounding drums. In the UK, meanwhile, where the album met with much greater commercial success at No.
In a retrospective review for AllMusic, MacKenzie Wilson awarded the album four-and-a-half stars out of five, saying the record marked "the band's best effort thus far, capturing thick seascapes of illustrious lyrical visions". The review continued: " 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. Club called it "an album that surrounds listeners with pounding percussion and resonant chime" with songs that explore "the intersection of surface glitz and raw human need.
In his biography of the band, Adam Sweeting looked back on Sparkle in the Rain as a "transitional album, a step away from the mesmerizing, instrumentally based travelling music they'd become identified with towards an outsize form of rock. Their new music was harder, heavier, and less subtle. They knew they were moving on towards a new phase, but they hadn't got it quite right yet, which was why Sparkle seemed rooted in the past while straining to see into a future which still wasn't entirely clear.
Simon Price of The Independent , agreeing that the album was a departure, asserted that although "something horrible happened" later in Simple Minds' career, Sparkle in the Rain was not the cause: "Their post- New Gold Dream decline didn't immediately make itself obvious.
Sparkle in the Rain pioneered a new "Big Music" whose full stadium-sized horror had yet to become apparent, and there was something attractive about the clattering majesty of "Waterfront". The song was their first major hit but heralded a new, lumpen Simple Minds, who in pursuit of U2 and world domination shed all that was good about their sound. Sparkle in the Rain was listed as the th greatest Scottish album of all time by a issue of The Scotsman newspaper, who praised the album thus: "Released in , Sparkle in the Rain was the album by which Simple Minds became a 'stadium' band.
Lillywhite conjured a more direct sound in which former subtleties were shrouded in power and dynamism. New drummer Mel Gaynor thrived in this environment, best exemplified in "Waterfront", a homage to Glasgow as seen through the changing face of the River Clyde.
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December Learn how and when to remove this template message. Simple Minds. But the ambient bombast of "Waterfront" is actually pretty magnificent in a Jim Morrison sort of way.The album includes classic tracks by the man himself and a brand new cut - an exclusive dub version 'Uptown Funk', by Fatboy Slim vs Jerome Robins featuring vocals from non-other than Hollywood superstar Idris Elba As one of the world's most renowned DJs, Fatboy Slim, AKA Norman Cook, is a winner of numerous awards including ten MTV Music Awards, three BRITs, an Ivor Novello and a .