Saturday, 26 January 2008

Sparks - A Little Live In London - 1995

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Lets go for half full on this occasion.

Sometimes broadcasters only cover or transmit part of a concert, and I am guessing (having as a Sparks fan, tried to check this one out) this is what occurred here.

Contractual obligation, a lack of appreciation on the part of the producer or presenter, other more 'current favorable artists', and of course available 'air-time' in the 'pre-digital' age, may have resulted in Sparks being cut down to just a thirty minute broadcast on this occasion - who knows?

If I had a pound, a dollar (US or any other) or a Euro, for every artists song that has 'lifted' some of Sparks unique style and creativity, I reckon I would be doing very well financially.

There are more complete Sparks bootlegs out there, this one stands by the audio quality, and the actual performance on the day.

1994 saw the brothers Mael return with the release of 'Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins', in turn providing the hit singles "When Do I Get To Sing My Way?" and "When I Kiss You (I Hear Charlie Parker Playing)".

Recorded live at the quite unassuming Mile End Stadium, in East London on the 17th June 1995, this is Sparks touring after the 1994 album release.

The element recorded is:

1.No.1 Song In Heaven / Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth.
2.Let's Go Surfin'.
3.When I'm With You.
4.This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us.
5.Beat The Clock.

Total Playing Time 28:49

This is a BBC stereo recording @ 320kbps

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4 comments:

perfectradio@btinternet.com (MIKE) said...

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Anonymous said...

thanks beehive, Sparks are so under rated, looking forward to this

Anonymous said...

This set was actually short to begin with. Sparks were one of a few bands at this show opening up for Blur at Mile End Stadium. That's why the set was short!

Anonymous said...

Nice to see Sparks being promoted. Should you be interested in any more live or rare recordings by them, please let me know. I've got dozens of recorded gigs and demos.

Best wishes,

Ruud (maels@orange.nl)
www.myspace.com/ruudswart