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My Baby’s Taking Me Home

Sparks

14th October 2002

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Few acts have gone through as many musical re-inventions as Sparks. This is from one of those changes of direction, 2002’s Lil’ Beethoven LP.

Lil’ Beethoven, their 2002 LP release, stood out as much as No. 1 in Heaven did in 1979, and as Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins did in 1994.

The electronic pop of its predecessor Balls was swiped away and replaced with a sound that was based mainly around the piano and heavily multi-tracked vocals.

The record didn’t really get them back into the big-time sales-wise, but it certainly hit home with music critics, and with the band’s large worldwide fanbase.

A live performance of the record was filmed in March 2004 at the Södra Teatern in Stockholm, Sweden, and the embedded video in this article is from that performance. The studio recording is linked below.