News – Sparks – Past Tense: The Best of Sparks

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Les Sparks ont publié le 8 novembre via BMG, une nouvelle compilation intitulée Past Tense: The Best of Sparks.

La compilation des frères Ron et Russell Mael est disponible sur trois formats physiques; trois CD comprenant 58 titres, allant de Computer Girl (enregistré en 1967 sous le nom de Urban Renewal Project) à Check Out Time 11AM de l’album Hippopotamus (2017); une édition sur deux CD de la même compilation propose 39 pistes, tandis que le set de vinyles 3LP comprend 27 chansons du catalogue Sparks Back.

Comment qualifier ce duo hors norme?

Après avoir été un des groupes clef du glam rock, les Sparks ont su évoluer et de devenir un duo de synthpop et de musique new wave, s’inspirant alors des productions de musique disco.


Past Tense: The Best of Sparks 3CD set

CD 1

  1. Computer Girl
  2. Wonder Girl
  3. (No More) Mr. Nice Guys
  4. Girl from Germany
  5. Beaver O’Lindy
  6. This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us
  7. Amateur Hour
  8. Here In Heaven
  9. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
  10. Something for the Girl With Everything
  11. Achoo
  12. Get in the Swing
  13. In The Future
  14. Looks, Looks, Looks
  15. I Want To Hold Your Hand
  16. Big Boy
  17. I Bought The Mississippi River
  18. Occupation
  19. Those Mysteries
  20. Tryouts for the Human Race
  21. Beat the Clock

CD 2

  1. The Number One Song in Heaven
  2. When I’m With You
  3. Tips for Teens
  4. Funny Face
  5. Angst in My Pants
  6. I Predict
  7. Sherlock Holmes
  8. Cool Places (with Jane Wiedlin)
  9. Popularity
  10. I Wish I Looked A Little Better
  11. With All My Might
  12. Change
  13. Music That You Can Dance To
  14. So Important
  15. Singing In The Shower (with Les Rita Mitsouko)
  16. National Crime Awareness Week (Psycho Cut)
  17. When Do I Get to Sing ‘My Way’
  18. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing – Radio Edit
  19. Let’s Go Surfing

CD 3

  1. Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat
  2. The Calm Before The Storm
  3. It’s A Knockoff
  4. The Rhythm Thief
  5. My Baby’s Taking Me Home
  6. Suburban Homeboy
  7. Dick Around
  8. Perfume
  9. Islington N1
  10. Good Morning
  11. Lighten Up, Morrissey
  12. Two Hands, One Mouth
  13. Piss Off (Sparks original demo)
  14. Johnny Delusional (FFS)
  15. Missionary Position
  16. Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)
  17. I Wish You Were Fun
  18. Check Out Time 11AM


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