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Win one of three Simple Minds boxsets!

Following the recent release of their album Big Music, Universal Music Catalogue will release a five-disc box set of Simple MindsSparkle In The Rain on 16th March.

Disc one is a re-master of the original album – re-mastered at Abbey Road Studios by Andrew Walters and overseen by Charlie Burchill. Disc two features rare B-sides, some making their CD debut for the first time. These include a live version of ‘Hunter And The Hunted’, 12” remixes of ‘Waterfront’, ‘Speed Your Love To Me’, ‘Up On The Catwalk’ and ‘A Brass Band In Africa’, and ‘Bass Line’ – the original instrumental that became ‘White Hot Day’. Disc three features a previously unreleased concert recorded at Barrowlands in the band’s hometown of Glasgow, on 28th February 1984. The concert continues on disc four, with the rest of the disc completed by a three-track BBC Radio 1 session from September 1983. Disc five consists of a 5.1 surround sound mix, remixed from the multi-track master tapes by four-time Grammy nominated musician/producer Steven Wilson, as well as a high res stereo mix and a Dolby digital 5.1 surround mix. The disc is finished off with the original promo videos, Top Of The Pops and Oxford Road Show performances of ‘Waterfront’, ‘Speed Your Love To Me’ and ‘Up On The Catwalk’.

It also includes a 36-page booklet with extensive sleeve notes by Simon Cornwell (, including new interviews with Jim Kerr and Charlie Burchill, as well as extensive rare photos of the band and memorabilia from the period.

Sounds great, right?

Well, we've got THREE copies of this great set to give away in one of our easy-to-enter Twitter competitions! Wow. Sometimes we amaze even ourselves.

To be in with a chance of winning a copy, all you need to do is pop over to our Twitter page, follow us if you haven't already and re-Tweet any of our Simple Minds competition messages that you see! At the end of the competition, we'll randomly pick three winners who will get a set delivered to their door!

* The prize is a copy of Sparkle in the Rain as detailed above. No cash alternative is available.
* The competition is only open to UK residents.
* The closing date for this competition is 23-03-2015, entries will be accepted up until 6pm. Any entries after this time may not be included in the draw.
* The judges decision is final.

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