Deal alert / Simple Minds: Sparkle in the Rain super deluxe box


Out next week, this superb new super deluxe edition box set of Simple Minds’ 1984 album Sparkle in the Rain is almost £20 cheaper than the UK price if you shop at Amazon Spain.

The new box features bonus discs of B-sides, remixes, radio sessions and live tracks and a brand new 5.1 surround sound remix by Steven Wilson. If you move quickly you can secure this set for around £28 or €39.

Update: Spain price has now gone up but Amazon Germany is almost as good

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Track listing

Disc: 1

1. Up On The Catwalk
2. Book Of Brilliant Things
3. Speed Your Love To Me
4. Waterfront
5. East At Easter
6. Street Hassle
7. White Hot Day
8. “C” Moon Cry Like A Baby
9. The Kick Inside Of Me
10. Shake Off The Ghosts

Disc: 2

1. Waterfront (Edit)
2. Hunter And The Hunted (Live B – Side)
3. Waterfront (Extended Remix)
4. Speed Your Love To Me (Edit)
5. Bass Line (B – Side)
6. Speed Your Love To Me (Extended)
7. Up On The Catwalk (Edit)
8. A Brass Band in Africa (B – Side)
9. Up On The Catwalk (Extended)
10. A Brass Band in Africa Chimes (B – Side)
11. Waterfront (Single Version)

Disc: 3

1. Shake Off The Ghosts [Intro] (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
2. Waterfront (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
3. Up On The Catwalk (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
4. The Book Of Brilliant Things (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
5. Glittering Prize (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
6. The American (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
7. King Is White And In The Crowd (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
8. Speed Your Love To Me (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
9. Someone Somewhere In Summertime (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)

Disc: 4

1. Promised You A Miracle (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
2. Big Sleep (LIVE – Barrowlands Glasgow 1984)
3. New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) [Live] – Take Me To The River [Live]
4. Love Song [Live] – Glory [Live] (LIVE
5. Waterfront (Radio One Session)
6. Kick Inside (Radio One Session)
7. New Gold Dream (Radio One Session)

Disc 5 (DVD)

• Sparkle in the Rain 5.1 Surround Mix

• Sparkle in the Rain New Stereo Mix

  • • Waterfront (Promo Video)
  • • Speed Your Love To Me (Promo Video)
  • • Up On The Catwalk (Promo Video)
  • • Waterfront (TOTP)
  • • Speed Your Love (Oxford Road Show)
  • • Up On The Catwalk (Oxford Road Show)

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Matthew Holbrook

A £15 drop at Amazon took it back to £31.99. A few 5P drops have occurred since then. Daran’s post above reminded me that I missed out on Great Offer’s deal earlier in the year. I was therefore pleased to see it’s back. I’ve therefore picked one up for £14.99 plus £3.95 delivery.


Paul a heads up, Universals GreatOffers website has SITR sde for £14.99.


Correction: the £5 CD from amazonUK that has on offer with the Super Deluxe as autorip is a new 2015 pressing, with subtly different artwork to the 2002 “Remastered Edition”. It restores a deeper hue to the colours; the 2002 one was a little washed-out looking.

Derek Murray

Got my box delivered this morning. Ordered from Amazon France. Came in an Amazon UK box. Weird Eh?


AmazonUK appear to be offering the full Super Deluxe download (18.99) as the autorip for the £5 Single-CD remaster from a few years back?!


First reports seem to indicate that the stereo track on the DVD is folded to mono…. I hope this in not another “Junk Culture”-style disaster.

Rob F

Thanks Paul, cancelled my UK pre-order, ordered from Amazon Germany for £12+ cheaper, and due to arrive earlier than my original order! Superb.

Friso Pas

Thx Paul, I cancelled my UK pre-order and switched to the German Amazon. It saved me around 7 Pounds. 1 more week…

Danny Graydon

Thanks very much for the alert: managed to grab it for thirty quid all in! Very much looking forward to this, my first exposure to Simple Minds back in 1984. I hope they do something similar for Once Upon A Time eventually. As both albums go, they were a fantastic one-two punch to break America… I’ve never bought in to the whole notion that these were the sellout albums. The arrival of Mel Gaynor gave the band some real muscle..

Derek Murray

Just ordered mine through Amazon France….£36 (44euro) and that includes tax and shipping.. Ten quid cheaper than the UK!


There is an irony in that it is being released on the Arista label (according to the website) which was SM’s first record label from 1977-1981 before Virgin Records bought out their contract………………


SDE readers, can I suggest you cross check any high price items against all Amazon Europe sites (UK, Germany, France, Spain & Italy).

With the Euro weak against the pound there are some good buys to be had. Prices fluctuate and no one site is always the cheapest.

Recently I got mark Knopfler’s Privateering. 3cd set from Germany for under £14 incl post; Roedelius’ pricey Tape Archive box, from Italy for £68 incl post (at the time it was £95 in the UK). Simple Minds, James & Hawkwind sets are all pre-ordered from various Perth of the EU.

The key is to check for price fluctuations even after pre-or ring and cancel orders if somewhere else becomes favourable.


Weak? When it was introduced it was £1 = 2 Euro! But yes it is getting a little better


On Amazon DE price is EUR 42,99.


Missed it. Back to 53 Euro. :(


There must be at least 7 Steven Wilsons because his output in terms of his own material, collaborations and work on other band’s music is not physically achievable by one mortal man.


@Ravi: perhaps because of shipping costs?


Had it in my basket for €39 went up to €53 on checkout… sigh.

Mar Mixa

I bought my copy at grooves-inc.com for EUR 38. The price is currently a bit higher (EUR 46) but it has dropped to that level (EUR 38) a few times.

peter nicholas

Thanks for this info, its now ordered via the Spanish site and cancelled from the UK one.

Grant Riggs

Thanks Paul, just bought on Spanish site and cancelled on Amazon UK. Great shout.

Alastair Brown

Thanks Paul


Cheers Paul – was on the fence about paying £45 but this was an easy decision!

gary C

Good spot, Paul
Changed my order promptly