Saturday, 9 November 2013

REWIND: Sparks - 'Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth'

Legendary American duo Sparks are returning to the UK in a few weeks time for a set of very special shows. In October of 2012 the Mael brothers took their 'Two Hands, One Mouth' tour to Europe, receiving an ecstatic reaction from audiences and critics as Russell and Ron played favourites from their epic back catalogue without the aid of computers or a live band. 

Visiting London, Glasgow and Bristol for five shows, the tour coincides nicely with the release of their new 2CD compilation 'New Music For Amnesiacs: The Essential Collection', out on December 2. Made up of 40 tracks spanning four decades, it's a condensed version of the recent box set 'New Music For Amnesiacs: The Ultimate Collection', showcasing the evolution of the group's music over the years, from glam to power pop, through electro to chamber sounds. Dominic Valvona has recently reviewed the boxset on the excellent Monolith Cocktail site, a write-up which you can read HERE. 'Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth' was recorded by the group's mid-1970s 'glam' line-up. It was released in late 1974 as the first single from the group's superb fourth album, 'Propaganda'.

24 London - Union Chapel
25 Glasgow - Arches
27 Bristol - Academy

01/02 London - Union Chapel

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