Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth
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|"Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth"|
|Single by Sparks|
|from the album Propaganda|
|Genre||Glam rock, art rock, baroque pop|
Tony Visconti (re-recording)
|Sparks singles chronology|
"Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth" is a song by the American rock group Sparks. The song was recorded by the group's mid-1970s 'glam' line-up. It was released in late 1974 as the first single from the group's fourth album, Propaganda.
In 1997, Sparks recorded a new version of the song with the producer Tony Visconti. This introduced strings and a choir. The song concludes their Plagiarism album where it segues from out of the previous track, "The Number One Song In Heaven".
Karen J. Walsha recorded a version for the Dutch tribute album Amateur Hour (A Global Tribute To Sparks) released in 1999. 
Geezerbird have recorded a version for their 2006 album One In The Hand. 
Louis Guidone made a version in 2011 on the self released album Meet Your Maker.
Satie's Faction recorded an instrumental version in 2012 for his album Déjà Vu.
- "Never Turn Your Back on Mother Earth" — 2:28
- "Alabamy Right" — 2:11
- Ron Mael - keyboards
- Russell Mael - vocals
- Trevor White - guitar
- Ian Hampton - bass guitar
- Norman "Dinky" Diamond - drums
- Adrian Fisher - guitar
|U.K. Singles chart||13|
|German Singles chart||40|
- Original Sparks version on YouTube
- Depeche Mode demo version on YouTube
- The Martin Gore version on YouTube
- The Billy Mackenzie version on YouTube
- The Mary Hopkin version on YouTube
- The Neko Case version on YouTube
- Full lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
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