The Sparks Brothers

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Waxwork Records, in partnership with Back Lot Music and Focus Features, is proud to present Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. Pressed to 180 gram vinyl on “Black and White Marble” colored vinyl, this deluxe 4xLP includes 42 tracks that take us on a journey through five decades of music with Sparks brothers, Ron and Russell Mael.

The Sparks Brothers is a 2021 documentary directed by Edgar Wright, and produced by Edgar Wright and Nira Park. Wright often uses music as a fundamental part of his film making, drawing especially from popular music. He was inspired to create a film about the brothers after a life-long obsession with the band. Spending much of their personal lives out of the public eye, this riveting documentary finally sheds light on the Sparks brothers in an intimate way. With commentary by stars like Beck, Thurston Moore, Flea, Duran Duran, and Jack Antonoff, we discover how much of an influence the brothers had over the cinematic and musical world. “If you want to look at Ron and Russell, you have to look at them through one prism. And that prism is cinema.” – Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand 

Formed five decades ago, Sparks is a pop rock band comprised of two brothers, Ron and Russell Mael. The ever-evolving band has always stayed at the forefront of modern pop by changing their music styles and visual presentation. With 25 creative and bold albums under their belt, the pop duo has influenced and set the tone for many bands to follow. “Because Sparks went off and did completely different things, they planted the seed and others picked up on it and carried it on, as Sparks went off in another direction. They truly opened musical paths,” says producer George Hencken (Soul Boys of the Western World). 

Waxwork is thrilled to present the vinyl release of The Sparks Brothers as a 4xLP deluxe album package featuring 180 gram “Pink” or “Black and White Marble” colored vinyl, exclusive liner notes by Edgar Wright, and The Sparks Brothers themselves, Ron and Russell Mael, an eight page booklet, and an 11”x17” poster, all housed in a deluxe heavyweight four pocket book-style gatefold jacket with matte satin finish with design and layout by Matt Needle. The soundtrack features classic hits by Sparks, including live recordings and a lyric reading by Neil Gaiman.

The Sparks Brothers Track List:

1. Sparks Documentary Film Fanfare

2. This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us (from 'Plagiarism')

3. Fa La Fa Lee

4. Slowboat

5. Wonder Girl

6. Girl From Germany

7. Talent is an Asset

8. This Town Ain’t Big Enough for Both of Us (from 'Kimono My House')

9. Amateur Hour

10. Never Turn Back on Mother Earth

11. Something for the Girl with Everything

12. Get in the Swing

13. Under the Table with Her

14. Everybody’s Stupid

15. Those Mysteries

16. La Dolce Vita

17. Beat the Clock

18. The Number One Song in Heaven (7”)

19. When I’m with You

20. Tips for Teens

21. Angst in My Pants

22. I Predict

23. Cool Places (With Jane Wiedlin)

24. I Wish I Looked a Little Better

25. Change

26. Music that You Can Dance to

27. The Race for President

28. When do I Get to Sing ‘My Way’?

29. Balls

30. The Rhythm Thief

31. My Baby’s Taking Me Home (Live in London 2018)

32. Dick Around

33. I Can’t Believe that You Would Fall for all the Crap in this Song

34. Johnny Delusional (Performed by FFS)

35. Edith Piaf (Said it Better than Me)

36. All That

37. The Number One Song in Heaven (Live 2012)

38. Computer Girl

39. Hospitality on Parade (Live at Fairfield Halls 1975)

40. What the Hell is it This Time? (Live in London 2018)

41. ‘My Way’ / When do I get to Sing ‘My Way’ (Live in London 2018)

42. Amateur Hour (Lyric Reading by Neil Gaiman)

Edgar Wright’s The Sparks Brothers Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Features:

  • Liner notes by director Edgar Wright
  • Liner notes by Ron and Russell Mael
  • 180 gram “Black and White Marbled” colored vinyl
  • An eight page booklet
  • 11”x17” Poster
  • Deluxe heavyweight four pocket book-style gatefold jacket with matte satin coating
  • Mastered by Bill Inglot & Dave Schultz
  • Lacquers Cut at Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Design and Layout by Matt Needle
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