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Sparks - Indiscreet (1975) 21st Century Edition, Japanese SHM-CD 2009 [Re-Up]

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Sparks - Indiscreet (1975) 21st Century Edition, Japanese SHM-CD 2009 [Re-Up]

Sparks - Indiscreet (1975) 21st Century Edition [Japanese SHM-CD 2009]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans ~ 143 Mb
Rock, Glam Rock, Art Rock, Proto-Punk | Label: Universal Japan | # UICY-94100 | 00:50:45

Digitally remastered and expanded version of Ron and Russell Mael's 1975 album with three bonus tracks: 'Profile', 'Wedding Of Jacqueline Kennedy To Russell Mael' and 'Looks Looks Looks' (Live).

In the '70s and '80s, Sparks' American fans couldn't understand why the Mael Brothers weren't as big in the United States as they were in England. "Why don't more of our fellow Americans realize just how great these guys are?" was the question that Sparks addicts in the U.S. often found themselves asking. Whatever the reason, British audiences really connected with Sparks' goofy, insanely clever lyrics – and the fact that Russell Mael sings like he could be an eccentric upper-class Englishman (although he was born and raised in Los Angeles) probably didn't hurt. Indiscreet, which was the Mael Brothers' third album for Island and their fifth album overall, is state-of-the-art Sparks. The power pop melodies are consistently infectious, and the lyrics are as humorous as one expects Sparks lyrics to be – nutty gems like "Pineapple," "Happy Hunting Ground," "Tits," and "Get in the Swing" will easily appeal to those who like to think of Russell and Ron Mael as the pop/rock equivalent of Monty Python's Flying Circus. Like other Sparks releases of the '70s, Indiscreet did much better in England than it did on the North American side of the Atlantic. In the U.S., this 1975 LP appealed to a small but enthusiastic cult following – in Great Britain, Indiscreet was a big seller and appealed to a much larger and broader audience. Over the years, Sparks has experimented with everything from hard rock to Euro-disco. But power pop is the primary focus of Indiscreet, which went down in history as one of the band's best '70s albums.

Review by Alex Henderson, Allmusic.com

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Tracklist:

01. Hospitality On Parade (04:00)
02. Happy Hunting Ground (03:44)
03. Without Using Hands (03:20)
04. Get In The Swing (04:08)
05. Under The Table With Her (02:20)
06. How Are You Getting Home (02:57)
07. Pineapple (02:45)
08. Tits (04:57)
09. It Ain't 1918 (02:07)
10. The Lady Is Lingering (03:40)
11. In The Future (02:12)
12. Looks Looks Looks (02:35)
13. Miss The Start, Miss The End (02:46)

Bonus Tracks:

14. Profile (Bonus Track) (03:30)
15. The Wedding Of Jacqueline Kennedy To Russell Mael (Bonus Track) (01:36)
16. Looks Looks Looks (Live At Fairfield Halls, 09-11-75) (04:02)


Exact Audio Copy V0.99 prebeta 4 from 23. January 2008

EAC extraction logfile from 13. October 2009, 17:49

Sparks / Indiscreet (21st Century Editions)

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Gap handling : Appended to previous track

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Track 1

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Track 7

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Track 10

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Track 11

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Track 12

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Track 16

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2013-11-16 20:32:39

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Analyzed: Sparks / Indiscreet (21st Century Editions)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 0.00 dB -16.25 dB 4:00 01-Hospitality On Parade
DR12 0.00 dB -14.15 dB 3:44 02-Happy Hunting Ground
DR13 -1.44 dB -16.85 dB 3:20 03-Without Using Hands
DR12 -0.50 dB -15.46 dB 4:09 04-Get In The Swing
DR12 -2.18 dB -17.24 dB 2:20 05-Under The Table With Her
DR11 -1.70 dB -14.28 dB 2:57 06-How Are You Getting Home
DR12 -1.86 dB -15.05 dB 2:45 07-Pineapple
DR12 0.00 dB -14.84 dB 4:57 08-Tits
DR13 -0.83 dB -16.85 dB 2:08 09-It Ain't 1918
DR13 0.00 dB -15.07 dB 3:41 10-The Lady Is Lingering
DR12 -0.94 dB -14.25 dB 2:13 11-In The Future
DR12 -0.73 dB -15.33 dB 2:35 12-Looks Looks Looks
DR12 -1.52 dB -16.13 dB 2:47 13-Miss The Start, Miss The End
DR13 -0.86 dB -15.70 dB 3:30 14-Profile (Bonus Track)
DR10 -2.22 dB -18.68 dB 1:37 15-The Wedding Of Jacqueline Kennedy To Russell Mael (Bonus Track)
DR13 0.00 dB -16.46 dB 4:03 16-Looks Looks Looks (Live At Fairfield Halls, 09-11-75)
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 834 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Sparks - Indiscreet (1975) 21st Century Edition, Japanese SHM-CD 2009 [Re-Up]

Sparks - Indiscreet (1975) 21st Century Edition, Japanese SHM-CD 2009 [Re-Up]

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