Five star albums from Simple Minds given the one star treatment. Picking up where the comprehensive X5 box set left off, the "Classic Album Selection" is a disappointment. I'm a long-time loyal Simple Minds fan and was really looking forward to the next batch of reissues. Anticipating the many bonus tracks that could be added to each title. Instead Universal Music, who now own the rights to the Virgin catalogue, have trundled out one of their stock standard 'catalogue in a box' releases. Disappointed is an understatement. No bonus tracks, just the standard albums reissued once again. I was hoping these albums got the same treatment as the first five but it's not to be. Maybe when it comes time for a deluxe edition of "Once Upon A Time" we might see a decent issue. The lack of bonus tracks makes this a redundant release. Only for the budget minded and only if you have not already purchased these titles. Nice box design though.
Post note. Since writing this review UMe/Virgin Records have released expanded editions of Sparkle In The Rain. Available in the 5 disc Sparkle In The Rain super deluxe which includes a 5.1 remix and the slimmer 2cd Sparkle In The Rain deluxe. The album has also been released as Sparkle In The Rain high resolution BluRay audio which also includes the 5.1 remix.