Originally released in February 1984, Sparkle In The Rain (title taken from a line in Book Of Brilliant Things) was Simple Minds' sixth studio album and, following 1982's crossover album New Gold Dream, the one to cement their commercial success. This 2015 2CD Deluxe Edition of the title contains the original remastered album along with a bonus disc of rare B-sides, some making their CD debut for the first time. These include: a live version of New Gold Dream's 'Hunter And The Hunted,' which shows the band's evolving sound; acclaimed 12-inch remixes of 'Waterfront' (producer Steve Lillywhite looped the drums to create an extended intro, as well as stripped instrumentation to create a huge, expansive track), 'Speed Your Love To Me,' 'Up On The Catwalk' and 'A Brass Band In Africa,' and 'Bass Line' the original instrumental that became 'White Hot Day.' Add to this an expanded booklet and you have a must have piece for any Simple Minds fans music collection.
Brian Eno will soon issue expanded versions of four of his albums originally released in the 1990s Nerve Net (1992), The Shutov Assembly (1992), Neroli (1993) and The Drop (1997) will each be reissued as a two-CD deluxe editions containing the original album and an additional disc of unreleased and rare Eno work specific to each record. Nerve Net includes the first ever commercial release of lost Eno album My Squelchy Life; The Shutov Assembly features an album’s worth of unreleased recordings from the same period; Neroli includes an entire unreleased hour-long Eno ambient work New Space Music; and The Drop includes nine rarely heard tracks from the Eno archives. Each album comes in deluxe casebound packaging and is accompanied by a 16-page booklet compiling photos, images and writing by Eno that is relevant to each release.
The final vocal line on Infernal Love might be "There is a light at the end of the tunnel," but there's no denying that Infernal Love is anything but optimistic; it's an unrelentingly dark and sometimes bluntly turgid record. Anyone familiar with the band had grown accustomed to Andy Cairns' spins on depression, anger, bitterness, and self-destruction, but even the most devoted listener probably screamed "Snap out of it!" while first listening to this third record. It's almost as if Therapy? went on a preemptive strike, just to make sure mainstream popularity slipped from its grasp.
SHAZAM is the second album by The Move, released in the UK in February 1970. The LP marked a bridge between the band's quirky late '60s pop singles and the progressive, long-form style of Roy Wood's next project, the Electric Light Orchestra. It was the last Move album to feature the group's original lead vocalist, Carl Wayne.
Digitally remastered two CD deluxe package containing the first two solo albums from the former leader of The Band, each of them featuring bonus tracks. His self-titled debut album, originally released in 1987, features two bonus cuts: 'Christmas Must Be Tonight' and 'Testimony' (Edited Twelve Inch Remix). Storyville, his 1991 sophomore effort, features 'The Far, Lonely Cry Of Trains' and Storyville' as bonus tracks.