Saturday, August 20, 2016
Simple Minds - Up On the Catwalk - Sparkle In the Rain Mixes - 1983
Years later, as the internet exploded and music became a nearly free commodity, I started listening to a lot more bands that I hadn't previously, like SM.
With an affinity for Once Upon A Time, I was naturally drawn to the sound of Sparkle In the Rain. A beautiful album that I feel is what brought the band to the attention of the mainstream music market. My absolute favorite was Up On the Catwalk. The keyboard measures in the chorus are my favorite part. I sometimes have to bust out my air keyboard and play along.
This mix disc collects most if not all of the official commercial releases of remixes. It also collects most of the Dreamtime mixes from the album, too. The Dreamtime mixes, IMO, are really lightyears better than the official mixes. He used parts of all the versions of the tracks and made some really great extended versions. Another great road-trip disc.