Sparks - The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte (Picture Disc)LABEL: Island Records
The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte marks Sparks’ first release on the venerable Island Records label in close to five decades, following such classics as 1974’s landmark Kimono My House, highlighted of course by the indelible hit single ‘This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us’. The new album is described by Ron and Russell Mael as a record that is “as bold and uncompromising as anything we did back then or, for that matter, anytime throughout our career.”
The album includes such instantly intriguing new musical vignettes as ‘Mona Lisa’s Packing, Leaving Late Tonight’ and ‘Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is’, songs which once again display Sparks’ seemingly ceaseless ability to craft complete, intricately detailed stories within perfect three-and-a- half minute pop masterpieces. Both characteristically timeless and unequivocally modern, The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte once again affirms that, after more than a half century making such masterpieces, Sparks remain inimitable, ingenious and, as ever, utterly one of a kind.
1. The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte 2. Veronica Lake 3. Nothing Is As Good As They Say It Is 4. Escalator 5. The Mona Lisa’s Packing, Leaving Late Tonight 6. You Were Meant For Me 7. Not That Well-Defined
1. We Go Dancing 2. When You Leave 3. Take Me For A Ride 4. It’s Sunny Today 5. A Love Story 6. It Doesn’t Have To Be This Way 7. Gee, That Was Fun