SPARKS LIVE! 21 ALBUMS IN 21 NIGHTS AND ONE YAMAHA MOTIF
When faced with the challenge of what to do next, pop innovators and musical legends Ron and Russell Mael aka Sparks have, in the past, not just risen to the challenge but surpassed any expectations.
So when asked what plans they had for their 21st album (yes you read it right…“21st” album) their answer was typically audacious:
“How do we best unveil our new album? How about playing in concert every single song off of every album that preceded it, all 20 albums on 20 consecutive nights, culminating in the premiere of our latest? That’s approximately 250 songs, or for you musicians, 4 million, 825 thousand, 273 notes. Come celebrate each and every one of those notes with us!” - Sparks, Los Angeles
Not many artists can claim to have 21 albums in their repertoire. Very few of those could say that their 21st album is as groundbreaking as their previous work. Only Sparks would dare to take on this challenge, this mammoth undertaking, this melodious epic, this groundbreaking concept, this celebration of musical greatness past and present.
With such a rigorous tour, what synthesizer workstation would Ron Mael choose? It had to be something with the sonic versatility, flexibility and power to re-create the timbres of 21 different albums and something physically robust enough to survive life on the road.
There was only one natural choice – simply the YAMAHA Motif.
21 albums – just one Motif and Ron was very happy.
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