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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… read more



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  • Huge music
  • their best album, followed by new gold dream. seminal new wave, hinted at the magnitude of success 'once upon a time' would bring them
  • Such an incredible album! I listened to it when my 11th grade music class went to Chicago, and ever since then, "Sparkle in the Rain" has been my big-city-album.
  • This is an awesome album which feels POWERFUL. Both production and songwriting are fantastic.
  • @victorg: Yep, that was just about it from the Minds.
  • unfortunately their turning point. Sparkle in the Rain is the climax.
  • their best by some distance - waterfront is pure class!
  • Das zweitbeste Album nach Newe Gold Dream.
  • The best album of SM, great great songs.
  • Old, good work :)

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