Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain
NME.COM feature on Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 07 January 2003
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- Up on the Catwalk
- Book of Brilliant Things
- Speed Your Love To Me
- East at Easter
- Street Hassle
- White Hot Day
- ''C'' Moon Cry Like A Baby
- The Kick Inside of Me
- Shake Off the Ghosts
Just stick to the gardening, lads
- May 19, 2009
|Date / Time||Artist||Venue||Town/City||Seetickets||Viagogo|
|Nov 27, 2013 00:00||Simple Minds||The Hydro||Glasgow|
|Nov 27, 2013 00:00||Simple Minds||Hydro||Glasgow||
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|Nov 28, 2013 00:00||Simple Minds||Manchester Arena||Manchester|
|Nov 29, 2013 00:00||Simple Minds||National Indoor Arena||Birmingham|
|Nov 29, 2013 00:00||Simple Minds||Nia Birmingham||Birmingham||
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Scottish band say they're riding high after namechecks from The Horrors and Manic Street Preachers
Group will hit the road in June and July next year
Two groups will play 'Neon Lights' together – ticket details
Simple Minds - Sparkle in the Rain: Wikipedia Album Entry
Sparkle In The Rain, Simple Minds' US breakthrough album, was released on February 6, 1984. The single "Waterfront," which reached number one in a few European countries, remains one of the band's signature songs to this day, as well as "Speed Your Love to Me" and "Up on the Catwalk". The album also contains a cover version of Lou Reed's song "Street Hassle".
Sparkle in the Rain was produced by Steve Lillywhite, who also produced U2's first three records, it's an aggressive, rock-oriented album in much the same vein as U2's War. U2 frontman Bono was quoted in the official Simple Minds biography The Race is the Prize as saying the "glorious noise" sound and feeling achieved on the Simple Minds album was one to which his band aspired. The eventual result of this shift in musical direction gave rise to hugely successful singles like "Waterfront", which hit number one in a few European countries and remains one of the band's signature songs to this day, as well as "Speed Your Love to Me" and "Up on the Catwalk."
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In time, only time, speak for time, in time
Time calls, time cries
Sweet friend of mine
Get in, get out of the rain
I'm goin' to move on up to the waterfront
Step in, step out of the rain
I'm goin' to walk on up to the waterfront
Up on the catwalk, a big wheel is spinning
And Dollars to Deutchmarks and pennies from Heaven
And up on the catwalk, there's one hundred million
With letters from thousands that say, "Just who are you?"
You put the storm out, that's up in my head
You put the call out
Beside of me, kick up inside of me
Waltzing Matilda, looked at her wallet
The sexy one smiled in dismay
She pulled out four twenties 'cause she liked round figures
Everybody stayed for a day
I couldn't sleep a wink last night
I'd love to hold her
Love to see the fires in motion
Love to feel the free world turn tonight
We go walking, hand in hand
All across the land it's East at Easter
People walking, hand in hand
When ships are moving South, it will be East at Easter
Cry, cry, cry
Well cry like a baby
"C" moon, "C" moon
Thank you for the voice, the eyes and the memories shine
Thank you for the pictures of living in the beautiful black and the white