Zoom Arista SPART 1109
SPARTY 1109 A//1 EAR // SPARTY 1109 B//4 E420
LP with black and silver labels, with black and white inner sleeve including pictures and text, in a blue thermographic sleeve.
Charlie Burchill : Guitars, violin and sax.
Derek Forbes : Bass.
Brian McGee : Drums and percussion.
Michael MacNeil : Keyboards.
Jim Kerr : Voices.
Music: Simple Minds
Arrangements: John Leckie and Simple Minds
Recorded and mixed by John Leckie, September 1979
Tape Operator: Mariella Sometimes
Crew: David, Jaine, John, Billy and Paul... Thanx.
Sleeve/Packaging: Paul Henry
Photos: Shelia Rock and Trevor Rodgers
Special Thanks: Bruce Findlay, Charles Levison, Jools and Gary also John (The Quiet Man) Leckie
When the album was eventually repressed by Arista, they neglected to include the thermographic sleeve, instead
opting for a flat sleeve. It's made out of the same card, but just doesn't feature the bumps. The first sleeve design is the
most desirable; this pressing is more of a curio.
The album was first reissued by Virgin in 1982 when they purchased the back
catalogue from Artisa. It first appeared as a full price album
(Virgin V2246, October 1982) before being issued again as a budget release
(Virgin OVED 124, October 1985). Virgin used their own label design,
neglected to reproduce the inner sleeve, and used a shiny glossy sleeve which was entirely the wrong shade of blue.