Threes [Japan Bonus Tracks]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
A new label Hollywood Records and a new guitar player Keeley Davis seem to have invigorated the mighty Sparta, resulting in an exchange of shadows with the often mightier At the Drive-In. While Sparta's previous releases have shown a knack for the brooding, bloody-fingered antics championed by bands like ."..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead" and British Sea Power, the memorable moments have been few and far between, something that has changed considerably with Threes. It only take 30 seconds into "Untreatable Disease" to see the spark returned to the once meaningful term emo, as vocalist/guitarist Jim Ward finds the middle ground between Jeremy Enigk's...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
A new label Hollywood Records and a new guitar player Keeley Davis seem to have invigorated the mighty Sparta, resulting in an exchange of shadows with the often mightier At the Drive-In. While Sparta's previous releases have shown a knack for the brooding, bloody-fingered antics championed by bands like ."..And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead" and British Sea Power, the memorable moments have been few and far between, something that has changed considerably with Threes. It only take 30 seconds into "Untreatable Disease" to see the spark returned to the once meaningful term emo, as vocalist/guitarist Jim Ward finds the middle ground between Jeremy Enigk's "Jack-in-the-box" howl and Brandon Flowers cocky but ruined self-assurance. "Taking Back Control" may pilfer liberally from U2's "New Years Day," "Atlas" may steal a page or two from Coldplay, and "False Start" could launch a thousand stadium lighters, but Sparta, especially on this record, sounds like a beast that's broken its chains and is fighting between the road ahead and going back from whence it came, and it's that indecision that makes Threes so electrifying, even when it's not sure of what it wants to be. [Cutting Edge's 2007 Japanese edition includes bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/19/2007
  • Label: Cutting Edge Japan
  • EAN: 4945817530943
  • Catalog Number: 53094

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Sparta Primary Artist
Merry Clayton Background Vocals
Chris Henrich Pedal Steel Guitar
Keeley Davis Guitar, Vocals
Jim Ward Guitar, Vocals
Tony Hajjar Drums
Matt Miller Bass
Technical Credits
Liz Smith Guitar Techician
Joe Chiccarelli Engineer
Alan Yoshida Mastering
Dave Bassett Producer, Engineer
Greg Keplinger Drum Technician
Ray Wallace Paintings
George Gumbs Engineer
Erik Ron Digital Editing
Geert Teuwen Cover Photo
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