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Sparks / The Island Years 5LP box


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Back in June I alerted you to the fact that a Sparks vinyl box was due to be released this winter. At the time there was a question mark over the bonus LP but now everything has been confirmed.

As expected, at its core The Island Years is a collection of the band’s four Island studio albumsKimono My House (which was issued as a special 2LP set last year), PropagandaIndiscreet and Big Beat.

However the bonus LP, The Rest of Sparks, looks very interesting since it will feature b-sides and ‘other relevant audio’ from the same time period.

Sparks: The Island Years 5LP vinyl box is released on 27 November 2015.

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KIMONO MY HOUSE

Side 1

This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us
Amateur Hour
Falling In Love With Myself Again
Here In Heaven
Thank God It’s Not Christmas

Side 2

Hasta Manana, Monsieur
Talent Is An Asset
Complaints
In mY Family
Equator

PROPAGANDA

Side 1

Propaganda
At Home At Work At Play
Reinforcements
B.C
Thanks But No Thanks
Don’t Leave Me Alone With Her

Side 2

Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Something For The Girl With Everything
Achoo
Who Don’t Like Kids
Bon Voyage

INDISCREET

Side 1

Hospitality On Parade
Happy Hunting Ground
Without Using Hands
Get In The Swing
Under The Table With Her
How You Getting Home?

Side 2

Pineapple
T*ts
It Ain’t 1918
The Lady Is Lingering
In The Future
Looks, Looks, Looks
Miss The Start, Miss The End

BIG BEAT

Side 1

Big Boy
I Want To Be Like Everybody Else
Nothing To Do
I Bought The Mississippi River
Fill-er-Up
Everybody’s Stupid

Side 2

Throw Her Away (And Get A New One)
Confusion
Screwed Up
White Women
I Like Girls

THE REST OF SPARKS

Side 1

Lost And Found
Barbecutie
Alambamy Right
Marry Me
Profile
The Wedding of Jacqueline Kennedy to Russell Mael

Side 2

I Want To Hold You r Hand
England
Gone With The Wind
Intrusion/Confusion
Looks Aren’t Everything
Tearing The Place Apart

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Nass Khan

The Island new remastered Sparks lps are now available individually. I took a chance & bought Kimono In My House cos I was never happy with my murky sounding original & the reissue I bought 5 years back. BIG JUMP in sound quality highly recommended!!!

baward

I’d rather rely on my ancient vinyl copy of Kimono and go digging in our local record emporium + charity shops etc. for the others, and save a bundle.

Tom D

Let me get this straight-we can’t get classic Paul Weller albums reissued on vinyl or classic soundtracks of Guy Ritchie but we can get a VERY expensive vinyl boxset of SPARKS? If this isn’t an example of a cheap*** record company that can’t license anything worth buying I don’t know what is!

Charles

These seem to be priced based on the number that will be produced. The US price comes out to $40 a disc, ridiculous. I appreciate the label doing this but I would prefer they just reissue the CD remasters of these that unfortunately missed out on the first time around.

Craig hedges

I’m hoping that as with a lot of amazons pre release prices this will come down.
Sparks are such an underrated band, I haven’t enjoyed everything they’ve released but they pop up every few years and surprise me. Like to see some of their later stuff get some vinyl releases as well.

Shawn

$199.99 USD from Amazon USA, really?

Pass.

Peter

Paul

Ordered in June @ £62, now £88 nice one

Peter

Trevor

Would have ordered this instantly had it not been for the ridulously high price.

Straker

Unrealistic price, £90. US and Canada price is just stoopid. All looks very cynical.