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Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (deluxe 2019 reissue)

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3cd

Released: 15th Nov 2019

£16.99


lp

Released: 15th Nov 2019

£22.99


limited yellow lp + 2cd

Released: 15th Nov 2019

£36.99


revisit one of the band’s many career highs with this majestic record, tenderly remastered for its 25th birthday.

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’ 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. ***the Expanded edition includes 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.***

Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins (deluxe 2019 reissue)

Tracklist

CD / LP

original album remastered

Gratuitous Sax

When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"

(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing

Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give A Damn

I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car

Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil

Now That I Own The BBC

Tsui Hark

The Ghost Of Liberace

Let's Go Surfing

Senseless Violins
 

CD 2

Remixes/b-sides/official releases

National Crime Awareness Week

(Complete Psycho) produced by Finiflex

 

When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"

(The Grid Radio Edit) Remixed by The Grid

 

(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing

[Bernard Butler's Fashionable World Of Fashion Mix] remixed by Bernard Butler

 

Now That I Own The BBC (Live BBC Acoustic Version)

 

When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Vince Clarke Remix)

 

She's An Anchorman

 

Little Drummer Boy (unreleased studio version)

 

Beat The Clock (Live in Concert) Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, London. 17 November 1994

 

National Crime Awareness Week (13 Minutes In Heaven) produced by Finiflex

 

When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"  (Sticks & Stones Remix)

remixed by Keith Marantz & David Longoria at The Steamroom

 

(When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing

[The Beatmasters' Full-Blown Dub] Remixed by The Beatmasters

 

Now That I Own The BBC

(Motiv 8 Extended Vocal Mix) remixed by Motiv 8

 

When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Pro-Gress Mix)

Remix & additional production by Pro-Gress for D.E.F.

 

National Crime Awareness Week (The Janet Leigh Mix) remixed by Steve Bates

 

CD 3

Unreleased demos

Where Did I Leave My Halo?

She's Beautiful (So What)

Mid-Atlantic

The Farmer's Daughter

This Angry Young Man Ain't Angry No More

Bob Hope

She's An Anchorman (Demo)

Love Can Conquer All

That's What I Call Paradise

This Angry Young Man Ain't Angry No More (Ron Vocal Version)

Mid-Atlantic (Ron Vocal Version)

That's Entertainment (feat. Les Bohem)

 

Unreleased tracks from Christi Haydon EP

(with vocals by Christi Haydon)

Katharine Hepburn

Titanic

Othello

Holiday

Boris The Spider