Faced with a few months lull between the release of Sparkle In The Rain
and Simple Minds' appearance on tour in the USA in May,
A&M decided to fill the gap with a Video Concert. Halls were booked across the States where the bandís
videos were presumably shown back-to-back.
Apart from a singular flyer for the event, and a mention of the Video Concert
in another A&M press release, nothing else is known about this project. As no-one has ever mentioned
attending any of these Video Concerts, then we donít even know what was actually shown.
Given the material available, it was likely that the Video Concert was a compilation of the band's videos to date,
with perhaps the Newcastle City Hall footage.
The master for the tape would've been held in the A&M archive. Unfortuately it's presumed lost, destroyed in the Universal fire
And it isn't listed in Universal's London archive (where the majority of Simple Minds' master tapes and recordings are held).
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