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EVERCLEAR – SPARKLE AND FADE LP – Nr MINT A1/B1 UK ORIG 1995 ALT ROCK GRUNGE

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Everclear – Sparkle And Fade
(Capitol Records  1995  8309291)
Matrix No’s: A1/B1 – UK Pressing

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition

Gatefold Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Everclear is an American rock band formed in Portland, Oregon, in 1991. The band was formed by Art Alexakis, the band’s lead songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist, and for most of the band’s height of popularity, consisted of Craig Montoya on bass guitar and Greg Eklund on drums. After the limited release of their independently released debut album, World of Noise, the band found success with their first three albums on Capitol Records: Sparkle and Fade, So Much for the Afterglow, and Songs from an American Movie Vol. One: Learning How to Smile, which were all certified platinum in sales. However, the following two albums Songs from an American Movie Vol. Two: Good Time for a Bad Attitude and Slow Motion Daydream, were not as well received, and as sales suffered, Montoya and Eklund left the band shortly after in 2003.

Sparkle and Fade is the second album by Everclear, released in 1995. It was their first album to be released exclusively on Capitol Records; their previous effort, World of Noise, was re-released on Capitol after its introduction through the Portland, Oregon based label, Tim/Kerr Records. The album produced the singles “Heroin Girl,” “Santa Monica,” “Heartspark Dollarsign,” and “You Make Me Feel Like a Whore.” The album’s music follows themes like addiction and romance through a loosely defined narrative similar to Art Alexakis’ own troubled life when he was in his twenties.

Track listing

All songs written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. “Electra Made Me Blind”
  • Alexakis
  • Scott Cuthbert
  • Montoya
3:43
2. “Heroin Girl”
  • Alexakis
  • Cuthbert
  • Montoya
2:23
3. “You Make Me Feel Like a Whore” 2:47
4. “Santa Monica” 3:11
5. “Summerland” 3:42
6. “Strawberry” 2:35
7. “Heartspark Dollarsign” 2:52
8. “The Twistinside”
  • Alexakis
  • Cuthbert
  • Montoya
4:37
9. “Her Brand New Skin” 2:02
10. “Nehalem” 1:53
11. “Queen of the Air”
  • Alexakis
  • Cuthbert
  • Montoya
2:59
12. “Pale Green Stars” 4:17
13. “Chemical Smile” 1:49
14. “My Sexual Life”
  • Alexakis
  • Cuthbert
  • Montoya
3:51

Personnel

Everclear

  • Art Alexakis – guitar, lead vocals
  • Greg Eklund – drums, vocals
  • Craig Montoya – bass guitar, vocals

Production

  • Art Alexakis – production
  • Brian Malouf – co-producer, mixing (at Electric Lady)
  • Michael Douglass – co-producer, recording (at Smart and A&M)
  • Mike Urkell – assistant engineer (at Smart Studios)
  • Brian Sperber – assistant engineer, recording (at Electric Lady)
  • Alex Reed – recording assistant (at A&M)
  • P. Castellano – recording assistant (at Electric Lady)
  • Nick Brophy – recording (at Rondor)
  • Bill Jackson – recording assistant (at Rondor)
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering (at Gateway Mastering), sequencing (8-14)
  • Rich Breen – sequencing (1-7)

Artwork

  • Art Alexakis – cover design concept
  • Steven Birch – graphic design, layout
  • Marc Tunz – band photography
  • Debbie Desantes –live photo
Weight 1.00000000 kg

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