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Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins Limited Deluxe Coloured LP/2CD Set

by Sparks

Release Date: 15 November 2019

Format: LP Vinyl

Label: BMG Rights Management

£29.99

Sparks Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins Limited Deluxe Gatefold Coloured Vinyl LP/2CD Set

Overview:

Originally released in November 1994 following an unprecedented 6 year hiatus, Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins marked a return to the commercial success that had alluded the band for much of the 80s. Delivering some of their highest chart positions in 15 years and the now fan favourite single, When Do I Get To Sing “My Way”.

Their matchless flair for the avant garde and contemporary experimental ever present, Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins presented another reinvention in sound and style so typical of Sparks’s uniquely extra-ordinary career.

A 1994 NME review called the record one of ‘their finest moments’. Q declared the album a ‘triumph’. ‘a precious box of jewels’ said Melody Maker. Surprise and delight for the new unashamedly European dancefloor sound full of ‘style and wit’ was evident.

Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins is now reissued, for the first time, as a deluxe edition to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the original release.

Compiled, curated and designed by Ron & Russell Mael.

All formats feature the original album remastered.

Expanded editions include b-sides, live tracks and remixes from the likes of Bernard Butler and Vince Clarke.
The release also features a further 12 unreleased demos and 5 unheard tracks from the never released Christi Haydon EP.
Plus special sleeve notes by Ron and Russell Mael.

Featured Tracks:

Disc: 1

1. Gratuitous Sax (2019 - Remaster)
2. When Do I Get to Sing "My Way" (2019 - Remaster)
3. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing (2019 - Remaster)
4. Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give a Damn (2019 - Remaster)
5. I Thought I Told You to Wait in the Car (2019 - Remaster)
6. Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil (2019 - Remaster)

Disc: 2

1. Now That I Own the BBC (2019 - Remaster)
2. Tsui Hark (2019 - Remaster)
3. The Ghost of Liberace (2019 - Remaster)
4. Sensless Violins (2019 - Remaster)
5. Let's Go Surfing (2019 - Remaster)

Disc: 3

1. National Crime Awareness Week (Complete Psycho)
2. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (The Grid Radio Edit)
3. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing (Bernard Butler's Fashionable World of Fashion Mix)
4. Now That I Own the BBC (Live Acoustic Version, Simon Mayo Show)
5. When Do I Get to Sing "My Way" (Vince Clarke Remix)
6. She's an Achorman
7. Little Drummer Boy
8. Beat the Clock (Live in Concert)
9. National Crime Awareness Week (13 Minutes in Heaven)
10. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Sticks & Stones Remix)
11. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing (The Beatmasters' Full-Blown Dub)
12. Now That I Own the BBC (Motiv 8 Extended Vocal Mix)
13. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Pro-Gress Mix)
14. National Crime Awareness Week (The Janet Leigh Mix)

Disc: 4

1. Where Did I Leave My Halo?
2. She's Beautiful (So What)
3. Mid-Atlantic
4. The Farmer's Daughter
5. This Angry Young Man (Ain't Angry No More)
6. Bob Hope
7. She's an Anchorman (Demo)
8. Love Can Conquer All
9. That's What I Call Paradise
10. This Angry Young Man (Ain't Angry No More) (Ron Vocal Version)
11. Mid-Atlantic (Ron Vocal Version)
12. That's Entertainment (feat. Les Bohem)
13. Katherine Hepburn (feat. Christi Haydon)
14. Titanic (feat. Christi Haydon)
15. Othello (feat. Christi Haydon)
16. Holiday (feat. Christi Haydon)
17. Boris the Spider (feat. Christi Haydon)

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