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New Music For Amnesiacs - The Ultimate Collection Box set

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  • Audio CD (21 Oct. 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Lil Beethoven Records
  • ASIN: B00FFHGTGW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,522 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Wonder Girl
  2. Roger
  3. High C
  4. Girl from Germany
  5. Batteries Not Included
  6. Whippings and Apologies
  7. This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us
  8. Amateur Hour
  9. Equator
  10. Talent Is an Asset
  11. Barbecutie
  12. Propaganda
  13. At Home at Work at Play
  14. Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
  15. Something for the Girl With Everything
  16. Alabamy Right
  17. Hospitality On Parade
  18. Happy Hunting Ground
  19. Looks, Looks, Looks
  20. Get in the Swing
  21. Miss the Start, Miss the End
  22. Big Boy
  23. Nothing to Do
  24. Looks Aren't Everything
  25. Tearing the Place Apart

Disc: 2

  1. Goofing Off
  2. Over the Summer
  3. The Number One Song in Heaven
  4. Beat the Clock
  5. Tryouts for the Human Race (Unreleased Version)
  6. When I'm With You
  7. Young Girls (Single Version)
  8. Tips for Teens
  9. Funny Face
  10. I Married a Martian
  11. Angst in My Pants
  12. I Predict
  13. Mickey Mouse
  14. Eaten By the Monster of Love
  15. Cool Places
  16. Popularity
  17. I Wish I Looked a Little Better
  18. Pretending to Be Drunk
  19. A Song That Sings Itself

Disc: 3

  1. Music That You Can Dance To
  2. Change
  3. Let's Get Funky
  4. Singing in the Shower (With Les Rita Mitsouko)
  5. So Important
  6. A Walk Down Memory Lane
  7. Madonna
  8. National Crime Awareness Week (Psycho Cut)
  9. Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins
  10. When Do I Get to Sing 'My Way'
  11. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing
  12. Tsui Hark (Feat. Tsui Hark & Bill Kong)
  13. Let's Go Surfing
  14. Propaganda
  15. Pulling Rabbits Out of a Hat
  16. This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us (With Faith No More)
  17. Bullet Train
  18. It's a Knockoff
  19. Calm Before the Opera

Disc: 4

  1. Concerto in Koch Minor (Wunderbar)
  2. The Rhythm Thief
  3. How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall?
  4. My Baby's Taking Me Home
  5. Suburban Homeboy
  6. I Married Myself
  7. Dick Around
  8. Perfume
  9. The Very Next Fight
  10. Metaphor
  11. As I Sit Down to Play the Organ at the Notre Dame Cathedral
  12. Good Morning
  13. Lighten Up, Morrissey
  14. Strange Animal
  15. Photoshop
  16. I've Never Been High
  17. I Am a Bookworm

Product Description

Curated by Ron and Russell Mael, Sparks: New Music for Amnesiacs The Ultimate Collection is the definitive guide to the band's career, as chosen by the two people who know the band best. The four CDs that are presented within a hardbound coffee table book include 81 songs that are the most significant in terms of their career (which spans four decades) or that resonate with them on a more personal level.

The book also features photographs and memorabilia (much of it from the band’s own archives) which, when accompanied by the music, will tell their story from the late '60s as the Urban Renewal Project and their relatively brief time as Halfnelson, through the subsequent 40 years as Sparks. With a more traditional autobiography extremely unlikely, this is the Sparks story, as told by Sparks.

The boxset features tracks from all 21 studio albums, complete with a 64-page hardbound book, an oversized envelope stuffed with never-before-seen proof-sheet photo outtakes of the Big Beat photo session shot by renowned photographer Richard Avedon and adorned with a replication of Richard Avedon Studio's return address sticker addressed to the Maels at their New York hotel. A second envelope is filled with memorabilia and a bonus CD contains studio tracks commemorating two of Sparks' unique live events, "Islington N1" from the Sparks Spectacular (21 albums in 21 nights), and "Two Hands One Mouth" from the eponymous tour.

• 64 page hardback book containing 4 CDs
• A4 Certificate of Authenticity
• A2 Poster
• Vellum envelope containing
-2 replica tickets
-4 A4 black and white prints
-4 A4 colour prints
• Brown paper envelope with replica address sticker containing-3 A4 black and white proof sheets
• Souvenir CD in card wallet
• Laminated AAA pass
• Lanyard with plastic snap lock
• Car window sticker
• Button badge

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I'm not a mega Sparks fan. the person I brought this for is.
When I gave this to him ON Christmas he cradled it in his arms grining from ear-to-ear!!!!
I Gather this IS Everything A SPARKS FAN COULD EVER WANT!!!
SO DON'T BE WANTING buy THIS BEATUFULY PACKED BOX SET
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I hesitated for a long time before getting a copy of this, since I have copies of all Sparks' previous albums. Now I have a copy I wonder why I didn't buy on it's release in 2013! If you have the slightest interest in Sparks music and don't yet have any recordings in your collection, then get this!! You WILL NOT REGRET IT. I have been a lifelong Sparks fan and I have been moved anew while listening to this "musical jewellery box". I admit I'm biased, but there truly is not one bad or mediocre song in this collection. I bought this as a Christmas present to myself. I really didn't need that excuse. This is a joy from beginning to end.
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Sparks fans, you will not be disappointed if you purchase this box set. Spanning their whole career it is the works. The presentation is excellent and it would be very much a collectors piece in the future. Treat yourself this Christmas and invest in this fabulous piece of nostalgia, for young and old.
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What a great package! Arrived on time and before long I was listing to the best greatest hits ever! There are some arraingments I had not heard and a new song or two and I have every album. Great set when you don't want to listen to all albums but need a fix.
Love the extra's that came with the set.
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Well I have been a fan for 40 years and this mael-selected composition is worth every penny. New Music for Amnesiacs contains a great deal of clever,criminally overlooked, witty and lyrically astute music.
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Wonderfull item, by the best and most Original band around, ever since 1969.
Absolutely love it. Sparks keep on going.
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Great!!!!!
Exellent in every way this was a present and was very well enjoyed by my husband on his birthday.
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One of my favourite bands from my teenage years in the 1970s. The December 2014 concerts at the Barbican were just a dream. And this box set and other memorabilia were a delight. An extravagant-ish present to myself!
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