- The tour and album promo started in earnest with
Speed Your Love To Me, issued a month before
Sparkle In The Rain. This release formed the basis of the next
two singles from Virgin: 7”, 12” and a limited edition picture disc.
- Lillywhite’s remixing skills shone with the
definitive remix of the title track, often quoted as one of the best
Simple Minds extended versions released.
A short “chill-out” coda was appended to the end, which sounded like an escapee from
the multiple-movement A Brass Band In African Chimes.
- Bass Line was an instrumental version of
White Hot Day, retaining its title from its demo form.
- The limited edition picture disc is the rarest
Simple Minds picture disc to track down.
Collectors should ensure it’s still got its original transparent, stickered sleeve.
- Two US promos were issued to coincide with
the tour reaching America in May.