Halfnelson / Sparks ‎– Halfnelson (1971)

Halfnelson is the debut album by the namesake American art-pop band that would eventually rename itself Sparks. The album was released in 1971 on Bearsville and re-released the following year as Sparks in ode to the name change.

A1. “Wonder Girl” (2:20)
A2. “Fa La Fa Lee” (2:53)
A3. “Roger” (2:37)
A4. “High C” (3:12)
A5. “Fletcher Honorama” (4:15)
A6. “Simple Ballet” (3:52)
B1. “Slowboat” (3:54)
B2. “Biology 2” (3:09)
B3. “Saccharin and the War” (4:02)
B4. “Big Bands” (4:15)
B5. “(No More) Mr. Nice Guys” (5:47)

Russell Mael — vocals
Ron Mael — keyboards
Earle Mankey — guitar
Jim Mankey — guitar, bass
Harley Feinstein — drums

Todd Rundgren — producer
Thaddeus James Lowe — engineer

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