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sparkle in the rain: canadian promo notepad

additional information
Virgin Canada were on a roll with this album. Not only did they produce the exclusive Sparkle Through The Years promotional sampler, they also produced this exclusive notepad.

Each page features the album artwork and Virgin logos in colour.

It was produced in a relatively large number of copies, so examples can still be found today. However, the number of pages still left in the pad can vary wildly.

sparkle in the rain: canadian promo notepad

additional information
A special version of the notepad was also produced for radio station Q107 in Toronto. These feature a large Q107 logo instead of the Virgin logo. These versions are very rare and only one has surfaced so far.

Many thanks to Martin for the scan.

sparkle in the rain: us promo lp

A1. Up On The Catwalk(4:45)
A2. Book Of Brilliant Things(4:20)
A3. Speed Your Love To Me(4:25)
A4. Waterfront(4:49)
A5. East At Easter(3:30)
B1. Street Hassle(5:15)
B2. White Hot Day(4:33)
B3. "C" Moon Cry Like A Baby(4:21)
B4. The Kick Inside Of Me(4:45)
B5. Shake Off The Ghosts(3:58)

A&M SP-6-4981
AM SP 064981-A-ES1//AM SP 064981-B-ES1

LP with colour labels with colour inner sleeve in a full colour picture sleeve with gold promo stamp.

release date
February 1984

Produced by Steve Lillywhite
Engineered by Howard Gray
Assistant Enginners - Paul Cook and Gavin McKillop
Studio Equipment - Paul Kerr and Matt Dunn
Co-ordination - Gemma Corfield
Schoolhouse Management - Bruce Findlay and Robert White

Sleeve produced by Assorted iMaGes

Made in the United Kingdom, Autumn 1983

Charles Burchill - acoustic and electric guitars
Derek Forbes - bass guitar and vocals
Mel Gaynor - drums and vocals
Jim Kerr - voice
Michael MacNeil - keyboards
Girl's voice on Speed Your Love To Me and Street Hassle - Kirsty MacColl (appears courtesy of Stiff Records)

Words and music by Simple Minds
Except Street Hassle composed by Lou Reed
Published by EMI Publishing Ltd
Except Street Hassle published by RCA Music Ltd

© 1983 Virgin Records Ltd

additional information
The US promo of the album was exactly the same as the commercial version, the only difference being the gold 'promo stamp' on the back cover.