Hippopotamus is the 23rd studio album by American rock group Sparks. It was released on September 8, 2017, through BMG Records and The End Records, their first record issued on a major label for decades. Following the 2009 radio musical The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman and Sparks' subsequent collaboration with Franz Ferdinand in FFS, the release of Hippopotamus marked a return to the traditional Sparks format of "short, literate, witty pop songs", mixing elements from the band's various stylistic periods.
There's a hippopotamus, there's a hippopotamus, there's a hippopotamus in my pool There's a hippopotamus, there's a hippopotamus, there's a hippopotamus in my pool How did it get there? How did it get there? How did it get there? . Hippopotamus" lyrics provided for educational purposes and personal use only.
Produced by Ron Mael & Russell Mael. There's a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus in my pool There's a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus, a hippopotamus in my pool. How did it get there, how did it get there, how did it get there? I don't know How did it get there, how did it get there, how did it get there? I don't know. There's a book by Anonymous, a book by Anonymous, a book by Anonymous in my pool There's a book by Anonymous, a book by Anonymous, and a hippopotamus in my pool.
Sparks – Hippopotamus. Label: BMG – 538279612. And Hippopotamus continues this, to the extent that I wouldn't have been surprised if the songs were written at the same time. Reply Notify me Helpful.
Album · 2017 · 15 Songs. See All. N. In Heaven. Exotic Creatures of the Deep. Two Hands One Mouth (Live in Europe).
Hippopotamus, their 24th studio album, will be released this coming September with a world tour to follow. But wait, there's more! The first single will come out tonight!
Listening to Sparks is not at all unlike seeing a hippopotamus at the zoo. Each entity is big, kind of weird looking, even weirder sounding, and yet likable, in a way that your conscious mind might not immediately be able to process. From chord one the brothers set their tone.
Sparks - HIPPOPOTAMUS Live 2017 The new Sparks album 'HIPPOPOTAMUS' will be out on 8th September sparks. Sparks - So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play? (Official Audio)SPARKS. Sparks London 2017 Shepherds Bush Empire Sparks - Hippopotamus, Édith Piaf, My Baby - MIX Sparks 27 September 2017 Édith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me). Sparks Hippopotamus live at O2 London 24th May 2018Suburban Fanboy. 8 months ago. A view from the balcony.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|3||Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)||4:32|
|6||What The Hell Is It This Time?||4:03|
|10||I Wish You Were Fun||4:04|
|11||So Tell Me Mrs. Lincoln Aside From That How Was The Play?||4:01|
|12||When You're A French Director
Featuring – Leos Carax*
|13||The Amazing Mr. Repeat||3:00|
|14||A Little Bit Like Fun||3:58|
|15||Life With The Macbeths||4:13|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
- Copyright (c) – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
- Published By – BMG Rights Management (UK) Limited
- Mastered At – D2 Mastering
- Manufactured By – Optimal Media GmbH – AH87155
- Arranged By – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
- Design – Galen Johnson
- Drums – Dean Menta (tracks: 9), Steve Nistor (tracks: 1 to 8, 10 to 15)
- Guitar, Bass – Dean Menta
- Keyboards – Ron Mael
- Management – Republic Media, Sue Harris
- Mastered By – Bill Inglot, Dave Schultz
- Performer [Sparks Are] – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
- Photography By – Elaine Stocki
- Producer – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
- Vocals – Russell Mael
- Vocals [Additional] – Rebecca Sjöwall (tracks: 15)
- Vocals [Additional], Accordion – Leos Carax* (tracks: 12)
- Words By, Music By – Ron Mael, Russell Mael
Notes2017 P&C BMG Rights Management (UK) Ltd. Made in the EU.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 4 050538 279610
- Matrix / Runout: 538279612 AH87155-01 manufactured by optimal media GmbH
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L578
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 9751
- Label Code: LC 19813
|538279760||Sparks||Hippopotamus (2xLP, Album, Gat)||BMG||538279760||Europe||2017|
|538279760||Sparks||Hippopotamus (2xLP + 7", S/Sided)||BMG||538279760||Europe||2017|
|538279612||Sparks||Hippopotamus (CD, Album, Unofficial)||BMG||538279612||Russia||2017|
|538279612||Sparks||Hippopotamus (CD, Album)||BMG||538279612||Europe||2017|
|538287918||Sparks||Hippopotamus (Cass, Album)||BMG||538287918||Europe||2017|