Past Tense is a brand new career-spanning collection by the provocateurs of pop - Sparks. Masters of reinvention, with an unappeasable ambition and a ravenous hunger for the now, Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have been creating eye-poppingly brilliant pop music for more than 50 years. PAST TENSE: THE BEST OF SPARKS is an immaculate lesson in how to stay consistently interesting for fifty years. With sleeve-notes by Simon Price*, each track is hand-picked by Ron and Russell to best epitomise the era of Sparks from which they are drawn - forerunners of art rock, inventors of the synth duo, masters of new wave pop, Europop experimentalists and self-revisionists, in the 21st century they pioneered the electronic opera before delivering 2017’s pop masterpiece Hippopotamus.

Past Tense is a brand new career-spanning collection by the provocateurs of pop - Sparks. Masters of reinvention, with an unappeasable ambition and a ravenous hunger for the now, Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have been creating eye-poppingly brilliant pop music for more than 50 years. PAST TENSE: THE BEST OF SPARKS is an immaculate lesson in how to stay consistently interesting for fifty years. With sleeve-notes by Simon Price*, each track is hand-picked by Ron and Russell to best epitomise the era of Sparks from which they are drawn - forerunners of art rock, inventors of the synth duo, masters of new wave pop, Europop experimentalists and self-revisionists, in the 21st century they pioneered the electronic opera before delivering 2017’s pop masterpiece Hippopotamus.

4050538507201
Past Tense - The Best Of Sparks [3CD]

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Format: CD
Label: BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMEN
Genre: Rock/Pop
Rel. Date: 11/15/2019
UPC: 4050538507201

Past Tense - The Best Of Sparks [3CD]
Artist: Sparks
Format: CD
New: Available $29.98
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DISC: 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

DISC: 2

1. The No. 1 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 - By Les Rita Mitsouko - The Sparks
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

DISC: 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 Demo)
14. Johnny Delusional - By 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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Past Tense is a brand new career-spanning collection by the provocateurs of pop - Sparks. Masters of reinvention, with an unappeasable ambition and a ravenous hunger for the now, Sparks – brothers Ron and Russell Mael – have been creating eye-poppingly brilliant pop music for more than 50 years. PAST TENSE: THE BEST OF SPARKS is an immaculate lesson in how to stay consistently interesting for fifty years. With sleeve-notes by Simon Price*, each track is hand-picked by Ron and Russell to best epitomise the era of Sparks from which they are drawn - forerunners of art rock, inventors of the synth duo, masters of new wave pop, Europop experimentalists and self-revisionists, in the 21st century they pioneered the electronic opera before delivering 2017’s pop masterpiece Hippopotamus.