Squeezing Out Sparks [Squeezing out Sparks + Live Sparks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arista remastered Graham Parker's masterpiece, Squeezing Out Sparks, for CD reissue, adding the previously promotional-only live album Live Sparks as an added bonus. Though it is somewhat disconcerting to hear the same songs in the same order in a row, it's an excellent addition for hardcore collectors, especially since the sound on the original album is considerably improved. And, Live Sparks is a nervy, energetic live recording, especially with the addition of "I Want You Back Alive" and "Mercury Poisoning."
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Arista remastered Graham Parker's masterpiece, Squeezing Out Sparks, for CD reissue, adding the previously promotional-only live album Live Sparks as an added bonus. Though it is somewhat disconcerting to hear the same songs in the same order in a row, it's an excellent addition for hardcore collectors, especially since the sound on the original album is considerably improved. And, Live Sparks is a nervy, energetic live recording, especially with the addition of "I Want You Back Alive" and "Mercury Poisoning."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/4/2009
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886974874522
  • Catalog Number: 748745
  • Sales rank: 22,176

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Discovering Japan - The Rumor (3:32)
  2. 2 local Girls - The Rumor (3:44)
  3. 3 Nobody Hurts You - The Rumor (3:42)
  4. 4 You Can't Be Too Strong - The Rumor (3:21)
  5. 5 Passion Is No Ordinary Word - The Rumor (4:26)
  6. 6 Saturday Nite Is Dead - The Rumor (3:18)
  7. 7 Love Gets You Twisted - The Rumor (3:02)
  8. 8 Protection - The Rumor (3:54)
  9. 9 Waiting for the UFOs - The Rumor (3:08)
  10. 10 Don't Get Excited - The Rumor (3:04)
  11. 11 Discovering Japan - The Rumor (3:36)
  12. 12 Local Girls - The Rumor (3:41)
  13. 13 Nobody Hurts You - The Rumor (3:51)
  14. 14 You Can't Be Too Strong - The Rumor (3:45)
  15. 15 Passion Is No Ordinary Word - The Rumor (4:27)
  16. 16 Saturday Nite Is Dead - The Rumor (3:27)
  17. 17 Love Gets You Twisted - The Rumor (3:08)
  18. 18 Protection - The Rumor (4:14)
  19. 19 Waiting for the UFOs - The Rumor (3:17)
  20. 20 Don't Get Excited - The Rumor (3:40)
  21. 21 I Want You Back (Alive) - The Rumor (3:16)
  22. 22 Mercury Poisoning - The Rumor (3:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Graham Parker & the Rumour Primary Artist
Graham Parker Rhythm Guitar, Vocals, Indexed Contributor
Bob Andrews Keyboards, Background Vocals
Martin Belmont Rhythm Guitar, Background Vocals
Andrew Bodnar Bass
Steve Goulding Drums, Background Vocals
The Rumor Track Performer
Andrew Bodmar Bass
Brinsley Schwarz Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Graham Parker Liner Notes
Jack Nitzsche Producer
Greg Calbi Mastering
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Mark Howlett Engineer
Alphonso Mizell Composer
Fonce Mizell Composer
Freddie Perren Composer
Deke Richards Composer
Gary Pacheco Reissue Producer, Reissue Production Coordination
Ira Robbins Liner Notes
Anthony Harrison Jr. Reissue Design
Chris Gabrinowski Cover Photo
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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    One Shining Moment

    Graham Parker is ok - a great voice but generally a middling songwriter, not as good as his contemporaries Costello (not even in the ballpark) and early Joe Jackson. But "Squeezing Out Sparks" is special. It is not only as good as their stuff at the time, it's one of the 20 or 25 best rock albums -- ever.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    YES YES YES YES YES!

    I have had the old LP of "Live Sparks" for decades and it is even better than the original masterpiece "Squeezing Out Sparks". To finally have them both together in one CD in a dream come true! Squeezing Out Sparks ROCKS and rocks Hard, Live Sparks rocks even Harder! This is it, there is NO excuse for not having this CD, if you call yourself a fan of Rock music, you have to get this CD. Highly Highly Recommended!

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