In the Words of Sparks release date

"In the Words of Sparks...selected Lyrics" will be released on October 31 (Amazon)

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"Sparks Lyrics" release date

Sad News.

Launch of "In the Words of Sparks...selected Lyrics" was postponed until
August 31, 2013.

Books of Sparks

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(Except Sparks Guide Book)

In the Words of Sparks...selected Lyrics (2013)

Sparks-tastic: Twenty-one Nights With Sparks in London (2013)

This book is not about live reviews.
Hmmm… the diary of a fan?

Talent is an Asset: The Story of "Sparks" (2010)

Sparks Guide Book (2006)

The first official book of Sparks!


(Probably this book is sold only in Japan now.
→Mail Order

A Wizard, A True Star: Todd Rundgren in the Studio

Russell and Earle Mankey talk about Halfnelson era.
Their debut, recording of the first album and the producer Todd Rundgren.

トッド・ラングレンのスタジオ黄金狂時代 魔法使いの創作技術

Tosh Berman Interview

The author of Sparks-Tastic, Tosh Berman talks about Sparks-Tastic and Sparks.

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Blog (April 18, 2013)
Exotic Creatures: Tosh Berman on Sparks By Garrett Caples

"Some months later I met Ron at a Jacques Demy screening in Santa Monica. What we have in common is a great love for Japanese curry. It’s kind of weird but I also saw them in Tokyo."


"Sparks-Tastic" West Coast Reading Tour April 2013

"Tosh Berman, author of "Sparks-Tastic: Twenty-One Nights With Sparks in London" (A Barnacle Book) will be doing a small West Coast Reading & Signing Tour in April 2013."

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Sparks-tastic: Twenty-one Nights With Sparks in London

Sparks-tastic: Twenty-one Nights With Sparks in London


Sparks-tastic: Twenty-one Nights With Sparks in London
by Tosh Berman

In 2008, Tosh Berman--author and publisher of TamTam Books--got on a plane with a single motive: "Sparks Spectacular." It had been announced that the band Sparks would perform all twenty-one of their albums in a succession of twenty-one nights in London...a monumental experience for any Sparks fanatic. Part travel journal, part personal memoir, Berman takes us through the streets of London and Paris, observing both cities' history and culture through the eye of an obsessive Sparks fan's lens. Including album-by-album reviews of all twenty-one albums and beyond, "Sparks-Tastic" defines a place and time in music history that's too defining to be ignored.

2008年のライブ、Sparks Spectacular21×21についての本が5月に出版されるようです。でも予約できます。

In The Words of Sparks...Selected Lyrics

In The Words of Sparks...Selected Lyrics

Edited by Ron Mael, Russell Mael. Introduction by Morrissey.
PUB DATE 6/30/2013


Sparks--the long-running duo of Ron and Russell Mael--are among the most respected songwriters of their generation, their songs ranking alongside those of Ray Davies (The Kinks having been a formative influence), George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim. Formed in Los Angeles in 1971, Sparks have issued over 20 albums and scored chart hits with songs such as “This Town Ain’t Big Enough for the Both of Us,” “Cool Places” and “Never Turn Your Back on Mother Nature.” While their musical style has changed dramatically over the course of 40 years--embracing the British Invasion sound of the 60s, glam rock, disco (they teamed up with Giorgio Moroder for 1979’s “No. 1 in Heaven”) and even techno--their work has consistently stretched the boundaries of pop music and the song form. Sparks continue to break new ground: they are currently working on a project with filmmaker Guy Maddin and are soon to embark on a world tour. Now, for the first time, the Mael brothers have chosen their favorite Sparks lyrics (to some 75 songs), editing and correcting them for presentation in In the Words of Sparks. As James Greer--novelist and former member of Guided by Voices--comments, “Sparks-level wordplay is a gift, and more than that, an inspiration.” This book also includes a substantial introduction by fellow Los Angeles resident and longtime fan, Morrissey.


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