Porcelain (Sparta album)

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Porcelain
Studio album by Sparta
Released July 13, 2004
Recorded October – December 2003 at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles, December 2003 – January 2004 at Rosewood Studios in El Paso
Genre Alternative rock, indie rock, post-hardcore
Length 57:28
Label Geffen
Producer Mike Major
Sparta chronology
Wiretap Scars
(2002)
Porcelain
(2004)
Live at La Zona Rosa 3/19/2004
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (7.6/10)[2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[3]

Porcelain is the second album by the band Sparta. It was released on July 13, 2004 on Geffen Records and peaked at #60 on the Billboard 200. The first single released from the album was "Breaking the Broken".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Guns of Memorial Park" – 3:49
  2. "Hiss the Villain" – 3:27
  3. "While Oceana Sleeps" – 4:24
  4. "La Cerca" – 3:43
  5. "Breaking the Broken" – 3:47
  6. "Lines in Sand" – 6:02
  7. "End Moraine" – 4:26
  8. "Death in the Family" – 3:37
  9. "Syncope" – 1:19
  10. "Tensioning" – 5:59
  11. "Travel by Bloodline" – 3:06
  12. "P.O.M.E." (drum solo by Tony Hajjar) – 0:47 (According to an interview with Jim Ward, "P.O.M.E" stands for 'Paris Of the Middle East', referring to Beirut[4] - which is Hajjar's birthplace.)
  13. "From Now to Never" – 8:39
  14. "Splinters" – 4:23

Bonus tracks[edit]

  • "Farewell Ruins" (Japan/UK/iTunes bonus track) – 3:17
  • "Bombs & Us" (Japan bonus track) – 3:33

Personnel[edit]

  • Jim Ward – guitar, vocals
  • Paul Hinojos – guitar
  • Matt Miller – bass
  • Tony Hajjar – drums
  • Charlie Bisharat – violin
  • Mario de Leon – violin
  • Joel Derouin - violin
  • Sara Parkins- violin
  • Matt Funes – viola
  • Dan Smith – cello
  • Larry Corbett – cello
  • Suzie Takayama – orchestration, string conductor

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