Sparkle and Fade

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Sparkle and Fade
Studio album by Everclear
Released May 23, 1995
Recorded September 1994 at Smart Studios - Madison, WI
Genre Alternative rock, grunge[1]
Length 42:47
Label Capitol
Producer Art Alexakis
Everclear chronology
World of Noise
(1993)
Sparkle and Fade
(1995)
White Trash Hell
(1997)
Singles from Sparkle and Fade
  1. "Heroin Girl"
    Released: 1995
  2. "Santa Monica"
    Released: December 5, 1995 (airplay)
  3. "Heartspark Dollarsign"
    Released: 1996
  4. "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore"
    Released: 1996
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Robert Christgau A−[3]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 4/5 stars[4]

Sparkle and Fade is the second album by Everclear, released on May 23, 1995. It was their first album to be released exclusively on Capitol Records; their previous effort, World of Noise, was re-released on Capitol after its introduction through the Portland, Oregon based label, Tim/Kerr Records. The album produced the singles "Heroin Girl," "Santa Monica," "Heartspark Dollarsign" and "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore".

The album's cover features childhood pictures of the three members of the band. It is Everclear's third best selling album to date.[5] It climbed to the top of the Heatseekers Chart in January 1996.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund, except as noted.

  1. "Electra Made Me Blind" (Alexakis, Cuthbert, Montoya) – 3:43
  2. "Heroin Girl" (Alexakis, Cuthbert, Montoya) – 2:23
  3. "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore" – 2:47
  4. "Santa Monica" – 3:11
  5. "Summerland" – 3:42
  6. "Strawberry" – 2:35
  7. "Heartspark Dollarsign" – 2:52
  8. "The Twistinside" (Alexakis, Cuthbert, Montoya) – 4:37
  9. "Her Brand New Skin" – 2:02
  10. "Nehalem" – 1:53
  11. "Queen of the Air" (Alexakis, Cuthbert, Montoya) – 2:59
  12. "Pale Green Stars" – 4:17
  13. "Chemical Smile" – 1:49
  14. "My Sexual Life" (Alexakis, Cuthbert, Montoya) – 3:51
Japan release
  1. "Heroin Girl" (Acoustic version) – 2:53
  2. "Happy Hour" (Demo) – 2:16
  3. "Sin City" – 4:34

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sparkle and Fade - Everclear". AllMusic. 
  2. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Sparkle and Fade - Everclear". AllMusic. 
  3. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: Everclear". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  4. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 285. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  5. ^ Phalen, Tom (1 December 1997). "Everclear, Electric And Acoustic, Shows Sparkle, No Fade". Seattle Times. Retrieved 13 August 2014. 
  6. ^ Borzillo, Carrie (3 February 1996). "Everclear Won't "Sparkle and Fade"". Billboard. Retrieved 13 August 2014.