I went to see Sparks perform in Manchester last Friday night to promote their new album. Whilst the album hasn't grabbed me as much as I'd have liked the show was fantastic. This is the third time I've seen them live and frankly the best. Russell still has the energy of a man half his age and Ron is just incredibly funny. The songs, as performed live, sounded even better than their original album versions. I was totally blown away by "When Do I Get To Sing My Way".....which was the first Sparks song I ever heard back in 94 on Mtv. "Number One Song In Heaven", "Johnny Delusional", "Sherlock Holmes" and "This Town Aint Big Enough For The Both Of Us" where all fantastic. There was a nice mix of old and new stuff. Hearing the tracks performed live off the new album has made me appreciate them a lot more. My only grumble was that there wasn't any sort of souvenir book or program for sale. I bought one when I saw them tour with "Lil Beethoven" and "Hello Young Lovers" so was disappointed there wasn't one for this show. I was also gutted that the only signing event they did was at 7.30pm in London. I'd love to have met them. Has anybody else been to see the show? If so what did you think? Also what did you think of the new album too?