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Simple Minds: Sparkle In The Rain

Album Review

Five-CD reissue/remix of epic post-punksters’ 1984 album.

In 1983, Simple Minds were teetering on the cusp, caught on the brink of imminent success. 1982’s New Gold Dream had been their most ambitious album yet, a brilliant, alchemic distillation of all their myriad qualities, from post-punk bristle to anthemic grace, from Krautrock to ABBA-like pop.

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