Sparkle In The Rain

Sparkle In The Rain

Sparkle in the Rain is the sixth studio album by Simple Minds, released on 6 February 1984. It includes the songs ‘Up On The Catwalk’ ‘Waterfront’ and ‘Speed You love To Me’.

A breakthrough commercial success for the band, the record peaked at number one in the UK Albums Chart on 18 February 1984 and reached the top 20 in numerous other countries around the world, including New Zealand, Netherlands, Sweden, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, Norway and Australia. Receiving positive reviews in the United Kingdom and the United States, Sparkle in the Rain was ultimately certified double platinum in the UK by the British Phonographic Industry, and significantly increased media interest in the band.

Release Date: 6th February 1984


01. Up On The Catwalk (4.45)
02. Book Of Brillant Things (4.20)
03. Speed Your Love To Me (4.25)
04. Waterfront (4.49)
05. East At Easter (3.30)
06. Street Hassle (5.15)
07. White Hot Day (4.33)
08. “C” Moon Cry Like A Baby (4.21)
09. The Kick Inside Of Me (4.45)
10. Shake Off The Ghosts (3.58)


Credits: Produced By Steve Lillywhite.
Engineered By Howard Grey.
Assistant Engineers : Paul Cook & Gavin McKillop.

Studio Equipment : Paul Kerr & Matt Dunn.
Co-Ordination : Gemma Corfield.
Schoolhouse Management : Bruce Findlay & Robert White.

Sleeve Produced By Assorted iMaGes.
Made In the United Kingdom, Autumn 1983.

Charles Burchill : acoustic & electric guitars.
Derek Forbes : bass guitar & vocals.
Mel Gaynor : drums & vocals.
Jim Kerr : voice.
Michael MacNeil : keyboards.

Girl’s voice on Speed Your Love To Me & Street Hassle : Kirsty MacColl

All Titles By Simple Minds.
Street Hassle Written By Lou Reed.

Label: Virgin Records.