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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Label: Various | ~ 365 or 136 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 50 Mb
4xDVD: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR / NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR
Dolby AC3, 2 ch / Dolby AC3, 6 ch / MPEG1, 2 ch
HDTV: TS, Mpeg4 AVC, 1280x720, 50 fps | AC3, 448 kbps, 48 kHz, 5.1 ch
Glam Rock, Art Pop, Synth Pop, Experimental

Brothers Ron and Russell Mael from Los Angeles, USA have been making diverse music since 1969 under various incarnations of Sparks. In 1979 they ditched the guitars and keyboards of glam geek rock and started working with Italian producer Giorgio Moroder, beginning a love affair with electronic music. Since then they have worked with a variety of people including Finitribe, Les Rita Mitsouko, Erasure and Faith No More.

~ discogs


Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks is an American pop and rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals). The duo formed in 1968 under the name Halfnelson. Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's animated, hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's deadpan scowling. They are also noted for Russell Mael's distinctive wide-ranging voice and Ron Mael's intricate and rhythmic keyboard playing style.

While achieving chart success in various countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, and the United States, they have enjoyed a cult following since their first releases. During the late 1970s, when in collaboration with Giorgio Moroder (and Telex subsequently), Sparks reinvented themselves as a new wave/synth-pop band, and abandoned the traditional rock band line-up. Their frequently changing styles and visual presentations have kept the band at the forefront of modern, artful pop music.

The 2002 release of Lil' Beethoven, their "genre-defying opus", as well as the more recent albums Hello Young Lovers (2006, their 20th studio album), Exotic Creatures of the Deep (2008), and their latest fantasy musical The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman (2009–2010) have brought Sparks renewed critical and commercial success, and seen them continue to "steer clear of pop conventions." The band also released an album with Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, as the supergroup FFS, titled FFS, released in 2015.

Sparks are best known for the songs "This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us", which reached No. 2 on the UK Singles Chart in 1974; the disco hit "The Number One Song in Heaven" in 1979; "When I'm With You" which topped the French Singles Chart in 1980; the single "I Predict", which provided Sparks' first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 60 in May 1982; the 1983 single "Cool Places" with the Go-Go's rhythm guitarist and backing vocalist Jane Wiedlin, and "When Do I Get to Sing 'My Way'" which topped the German and European charts in 1994/95 and was the top airplay record in Germany for 1994. In 2017 Sparks released Hippopotamus, which entered the UK Albums Chart at no. 7, marking Sparks' first UK top-ten appearance in over 40 years…

~ wiki
Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105):

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist CD01. 2006 - Perfume (CDGUT77):

1. Perfume (Radio Edit) (3:42)
2. (Baby, Baby) Can I Invade Your Country (Alternative Lyric) (6:35)
3. Perfume (Clor's Eau De Perfume Remix) (4:10)





Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist CD02. 2006 - Dick Around - Waterproof (CDGUT79):

1. Dick Around (3:53)
2. Waterproof (3:44)
3. Interview With Sparks By Steve Jones Of Jonesy's Jukebox (6:46)





Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist CD03. 2006 - Dick Around (ITR 137):

1. Dick Around (Radio Edit) (3:49)
2. (Baby Baby) Can I Invade Your Country (Alt. Lyrics) (6:35)
3. Happy Hunting Ground (Live) (4:33)
4. Bon Voyage (Live) (4:52)
5. In The Future (Live) (2:16)
6. Interview Of Sparks By Steve Jones Of Jonesey's Jukebox (6:44)





Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist DVD1. 1994 - Damals & Heute Rockarchiv:

This Town is ain't big enough for the both of us - 1976
Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil - 1994
Never turn your back on mother earth - 1975
Amateur hour - 1975
When do I get to sing my way - 1994
Frankly, Scarlett, I don't give a damm - 1994
(When I kiss you) Hear Charlie Parker playing -1994
Singing in the shower - 1988
Tsui Hark - 1994
Let's go surfing - 1994
Something For The Girl With Everything 1975
La Dolce Vita

Title: DVD1. 1994 - Damals & Heute Rockarchiv
Size: 2.57 Gb ( 2 692 480,00 KBytes ) - DVD-5
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 00:43:41+00:02:18+00:03:23
Video: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR
Audio:
Not specified (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)


Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist DVD2. 2000 - Beat The Clock:

01 It's A Sparks Show Tonight
02 Aeroflot
03 Something For The Girls With Everything
04 Schekerazade
05 When I Kiss You (I Hear Charlie Parker Playing)
06 More Than A Sex Machine
07 Do-Re-Mi
08 Angst In My Pants
09 Ron Perform "Waiting for Godot" with Rex The Wonderdog
10 How To Get Your Ass Kicked
11 Talent Is An Asset
12 Girls From Germany
13 Balls
14 Ron Levitates Baby Leroy
15 Bullet Train
16 Beat The Clock
17 This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us
18 The Number One Song In Heaven
19 Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
20 Amateur Hour
21 When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"
22 The Spark Discharge

Title: DVD2. 2000 - Beat The Clock
Size: 3.70 Gb ( 3 876 204,00 KBytes ) - DVD-5
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 01:30:37+00:05:48
Video: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR
Audio:
Not specified (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)


Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist DVD3. 2004 - Lil' Beethoven:

1. The Rhythm Thief [6:12]
2. How Do I Get to Carnegie Hall? [4:43]
3. What Are All These Bands So Angry About? [3:53]
4. I Married Myself [5:34]
5. My Baby's Taking Me Home [4:54]
6. Your Call's Very Important to Us, Please Hold [6:06]
7. Ugly Guys With Beautiful Girls [4:39]
8. Suburban Homeboy [7:22]
9. It's a Sparks Show [5:23]
10. National Crime Awareness Week [1:41]
11. Here in Heaven [5:13]
12. Heaven/Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth [3:05]
13. Nothing to Do [8:29]
14. The Calm Before the Storm [4:11]
15. The Ghost of Liberace [5:44]
16. Talent Is an Asset [4:55]
17. Hospitality on Parade [1:38]
18. When I Kiss You (I Hear Charlie Parker Playing) [3:00]
19. This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us [6:33]
20. When Do I Get to Sing 'My Way' [8:33]
21. Amateur Hour [5:46]

Title: DVD3. 2004 - Lil' Beethoven
Size: 7.06 Gb ( 7 400 394,00 KBytes ) - DVD-9
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 01:54:32+00:00:51
Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Audio:
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
English (Dolby AC3, 6 ch)

VTS_02 :
Play Length: 00:01:46+00:06:18+00:03:45+00:11:29+00:03:31
Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed
Audio:
English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles:
English
Francais
Italiano

VTS_03 :
Play Length: 00:00:07+00:00:10
Video: NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR, Auto Letterboxed


Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist DVD4. Video collection:

1. Intro
2. Dick Around (2006)
3. Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil (1994)
4. Cool Places (1983)
5. My Baby's Takin Me Home (2004)
6. When I’m With You (1980)
7. All You Ever Think About Is Sex (1983)
8. The No. 1 Song In Heaven (version 1995)
9. Beat The Clock (1979)
10. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing (Remix version 1994)
11. La Dolce Vita (1979)
12. Frankly, Scarlet, I Dont Give A Damn (1994)
13. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"? (1994)
14. Tryouts For The Human Race (1979)
15. Singing In The Shower (with Rita Mitsouko) (Clip version 1988)
16. With All My Might (1984)
17. Get In The Swing (1975)
18. Now That I Own The BBC (1995)
19. The No. 1 Song In Heaven (version 1979)
20. I Predict (1982)
21. This Town Ain't Big Enough For Both Of Us (1974)
22. Outro

Title: DVD4. Video collection
Size: 3.88 Gb ( 4 067 128,00 KBytes ) - DVD-5
Enabled regions: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

VTS_01 :
Play Length: 01:09:23
Video: PAL 4:3 (720x576) VBR
Audio:
Not specified (MPEG1, 2 ch)


Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Tracklist HDTV. Franz Ferdinand & Sparks in Concert 2015:

Johnny Delusional
The Man Wihout A Tan
Save Me From Myself
Do You Want To
Little Guy From The Suburbs
The Dictator's Son
The Power Couple
Things I Won't Get
So Desu Ne
The Nummber One Song In Heaven
Michael
This Town Ain't Big Enogh For Both Of Us
Police Encounters
Take Me Out
Piss Off
When Do I Get To Sing My Way
Call Girl
Collaborations Don't Work

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Overall bit rate mode : Variable
Overall bit rate : 11.7 Mbps

Video
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Display aspect ratio : 16:9
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Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
Bit depth : 8 bits
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.220
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Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

Sparks: Collection Part 04: Singles & Video (1994-2105) [3CD + 4DVD + HDTV]

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