Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Day 7 - White Lion Radio's Favourite Vinyl 12 Inch Singles From The 80s

Day 7.....

Simple Minds - Glittering Prize (Club Mix)

Simple Minds hit the big time with the release of their album “New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84)” which was released in 1982, I never really liked the lead single “Promised You A Miracle” but always thought that “Glittering Prize” was a perfect track to release as a single, for me it should have been the first single released off the album.

The album remains a big favourite of mine as does the club mix of Glittering Prize, which appeared on the 12 inch single. This version is just short of 5 minutes long, and is surely, one of the bands best 12 Inch mixes. Sadly the 12 Inch only featured 1 track on the B Side which was an instrumental version of the Club Mix.

“Glittering Prize” was released in August 1982 and reached Number 16 in the UK Singles chart.

It is definitely my all time favourite Simple Minds 12 Inch.


A1 Glittering Prize (Club Mix) 4:57
B1 Glittering Prize (Theme) 4:57

Both the Club Mix and Instrumental Mix (Glittering Prize Theme) are available on the 6 Disc Super Deluxe Edition of the album “New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84), which is available for around £35 from Amazon here:

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