TWO HANDS, ONE VOICE : SPARKS 1974/2015
Our 60th release will be available from June 6th 2022.
The collection features the incomparable Mael Brothers as captured by Andre Csillag over a period of 40 years. The first edition of “Two Hands, One Voice - Sparks 1974/2015” - limited to 250 copies - is available to pre-order now.
Only 250 copies of this first edition, so please pre-order early to secure your copy and avoid disappointment. Pre-orders will be mailed out on the day of release or as soon as they arrive back from our printers and an email confirmation will be sent when your order is on the way.
As Andre writes in his introduction to his collection:
"This is a small collection of photographs of Sparks spanning some 40 years of their visits to the UK. I first caught up with the enigmatic duo at the Top Rank Suite in Birmingham in June 1974 where they played to an adoring crowd after the release of their third album “Kimono My House” and their first hit single “This Town Ain’t Big Enough For Both Of Us”. The front of the stage was swamped by adoring teenagers making picture-taking almost impossible.
A year later, still riding high, Sparks performed “Looks Looks Looks” from their fifth album “Indiscreet” on London Weekend Television’s “Supersonic” show and afterwards allowed a few photos to be taken with their band outside the studios by the River Thames."
In 1981, I was invited to the launch of the album “Whomp That Sucker”. The brothers’ record company had set up a boxing ring at London’s Hilton hotel and the brothers went head to head in a very entertaining press stunt.
Fast forward some three and a half decades and I had the opportunity to shoot the Mael brothers again. Franz Ferdinand and Sparks had started collaborating in 2004 but didn’t record an album together until late 2014. That album “FFS” was recorded at RAK Studios in London and was released in April 2015. I was lucky enough to photograph them all on one soundstage at Maidstone Studios in May of that year when they appeared on the BBC’s “Later… with Jools Holland”. The brothers started performing together in the late 60s and are still going strong after more than 50 years. I’m delighted to have captured some special moments with them along the way."
(HA060) - An edition of 250 copies. Photography by Andre Csillag
© 2022 Andre Csillag & Hanging Around Books
A5 digitally printed paperback photozine. 36 pages.
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