Made To Measure


Sparks Present Motown Made To Measure
A Personal Collection Of Classic Motown Cuts (2006)





Tracklist:
Junior Walker And The All Stars - Cleo's Back
Stevie Wonder - Work Out Stevie, Work Out
Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness
Commodores - Brick House
The Temptations - Get Ready
Thelma Houston - Don't Leave Me This Way
The Miracles - Mickey's Monkey
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street
The Undisputed Truth - Smiling Faces Sometimes
Barrett Strong - Money (That's What I Want)
Gladys Knight & The Pips - The Nitty Gritty
Kim Weston - Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
Jackson 5 - ABC
Eddie Kendricks - Keep On Truckin' (Part 1)
The Supremes - Back In My Arms Again
Jimmy Ruffin - What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted
Edwin Starr - Agent Double 'O' Soul
Mary Wells - You Beat Me To The Punch
The Contours - First I Look At The Purse
Michael Jackson - Ben



Marvin Gaye - Can I Get A Witness




The Temptations - Get Ready




The Miracles - Mickey's Monkey




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Like Russell

I really love Russell's French!


Je M'Appelle Russell




Interview 1981





Sparks has taught us the best way to learn a foreign language.


You are low on foreign words
Better meet a foreign girl
Take a foreign girl upstairs
And learn a lot of foreign words





40th Anniversary Kimono My House

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Kimono My House was released in May 1974.

This year is 40th anniversary!







But… I think… Sparks are not going to do anything.

2011 was the 40th anniversary of their debut, they did not have something special, though. But The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman at the LA Film Festival was very important and memorable event in 2011.




The Calm Before The Storm








It's the calm before the stooooooooooorm
Something big is coming soon, something that will change your tune


We must provide for the big storm. Tour, new album, collaboration album and the film.


Seasons Greetings 1995


Seasons Greetings, Viva, 1995




Merry Christmas


27th Anniversary



Music That You Can Dance To was released 27 years ago September.

This album is not highly evaluated but I really love it, my second favorite Sparks album.




We also shot the video for this song without any outside assistance. My living room was the set; Ron shot my scenes, I shot his. It took us 3 months to complete. We should ask for help next time.
-Russell Mael, Profile: The Ultimate Sparks Collection



The Sound Projector

The Sound Projector Radio Show

The Sparks Brothers (September 20, 2013)
http://www.thesoundprojector.com/2013/09/21/the-sparks-brothers/





Playlist:
1. Now That I Own The BBC (Motiv 8 Radio Edit)
2. I Married A Martian
3. The Number One Song In Heaven
4. Girl From Germany
5. No More Mr Nice Guys
6. Whippings And Apologies
7. Something For The Girl With Everything
8. Barbecutie
9. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
10. Hospitality On Parade
11. Balls
12. Sherlock Holmes
13. Stereo
14. I Wish I Looked A Little Better
15. Progress
16. My Baby’s Taking Me Home
17. Metaphor
18. Lighten Up, Morrisey
19. When Do I Get To Sing My Way


Sparks Comic Strips

Great Sparks cartoons by The Spine.


It's A Sparks Show

It's A Sparks Show Part 2

It’s A Sparks Show: The Slave To Fashion

It’s A Sparks Show: Episode 4

It’s A Sparks Show: Episode 5

It’s A Sparks Show: Episode 6

The Elephant in the Room

It’s A Sparks Show: Episode 7

New
It’s A Sparks Show: Episode 8



"AS THE BAND'S FRONT MAN, I HAVE TO BE ON THE FRONT!" (Episode 4)

Haha Russell is right!



I'm looking forward to new episode.
And I hope that the cartoons are published as a book.


Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Soundtrack

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa Soundtrack



Philip Glass – Koyaanisquatsi
The Police - Roxanne
Roachford - Cuddly Toy
Climax Blues Band – Couldn’t Get it Right
Chicago - Hard to Say I’m sorry
Calvin Harris (Feat. Kelis) - Bounce
Jakob Liedholm - Swede Love
Andy Fairweather Low - Wide Eyed And Legless
Sam Fonteyn - Pop Looks Bach (Theme from Ski Sunday)
Glen Campbell - Wichita Lineman
The Outlaws - Swingin’ Low
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark - Enola Gay
Bryan Ferry – Let’s Stick Together
John Farnham - You're The Voice
Sparks - Number 1 Song In Heaven
Steeleye Span - Gaudete
The Human League - Don’t You Want Me
Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger
Carly Simon - Nobody Does It Better
Hot Chocolate - It Started With a Kiss
Andrew Gold - Never Let Her Slip Away
Denis King & the South Bank Orchestra - Galloping Home (The New Adventures of Black Beauty)


Film Music Reporter (July 16, 2013)
‘Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa’ Soundtrack Details


The Independent (July 23, 2013)
A-ha! Alan Partridge movie Alpha Papa gives airtime to forgotten pop classics


Songs by 70s folk rockers Steeleye Span and art-pop duo Sparks play a crucial role in the plot and are included in the soundtrack album released by Warner Music next month.

Album Reviews: Two Hands One Mouth Live in Europe

The Independent (March 29, 2013)
Album review: Sparks, Two Hands One Mouth: Live in Europe (Lil Beethoven) by Andy Gill


Daily Express (March 31, 2013)
CD Review: Sparks - Two Hands One Mouth Live In Europe by Martin Townsend

"You’ll feel sorry to have missed the shows."


DRUNKENWEREWOLF (April 1, 2013)
Sparks – Two Hands One Mouth by Steven Bright


Herald Scotland (April 3, 2013)
Sparks: Two Hands One Mouth by Alan Morrison


Record-Producer.com (April 4, 2013)
Live album review: Sparks - Two Hands One Mouth by David Mellor

"If you're a performing musician, there's a lot to learn from this album; how two people with a keyboard and a bunch of songs can please an audience."



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