Genre: Pop Rock
Label: BMG
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Sparks The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman 180g 2LP


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22nd Studio Album on 180g Double LP!
Newly Remastered for Vinyl!
Includes Special 12-Page Booklet + Exclusive Liner Notes by Ron Mael!

The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman is the 22nd studio album by Sparks and was originally released in August 2009. The album's concept is focused on an imaginary trip to Hollywood by Ingmar Bergman. The album is the duo's first foray into the radio musical/rock opera genre.The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman has been newly remastered for this LP reissue, which is released on heavyweight vinyl.

Only Sparks could do this....Obscure, of course - delightfully warm, naturally; it underlines Sparks' greatness and importance.
-Daryl Easlea, Record Collector, 5/5 stars
A lyrical opera commissioned by Swedish National Radio that musically imagines a young Ingmar Bergman trying to make his way in the Hollywood system. It plays right to the Maels' strengths for playful storytelling, pop culture allusions and unforgettable melodies. In the liner notes, Ronald expresses a hope to bring Bergman to the silver screen. Make it so, Hollywood.
-Robert Ham, Paste Magazine
-Wire Magazine


  • 180g Vinyl
  • Double LP
  • Newly Remastered
  • Gatefold Jacket
  • Special 12-Page Booklet
  • Exclusive Liner Notes by Ron Mael
  • Made in Czech Republic


Side One:

  1. 1956 Cannes Film Festival
  2. "I Am Ingmar Bergman"
  3. Limo Driver (Welcome to Hollywood)
  4. "Here He Is Now"
  5. "Mr. Bergman, How Are You?"
  6. "He'll Come 'Round"

Side Two:

  1. En Route to the Beverly Hills Hotel
  2. Hollywood Welcoming Committee
  3. "I've Got to Contact Sweden"
  4. The Studio Commissary
  5. "I Must Not Be Hasty"
  6. "Quiet On the Set"
  7. "Why Do You Take That Tone With Me?"

Side Three:

  1. Pleasant Hotel Staff
  2. Hollywood Tour Bus
  3. Autograph Hounds
  4. Bergman Ponders Escape
  5. "We've Got to Turn Him 'Round"

Side Four:

  1. Escape (Part 1)
  2. Escape (Part 2)
  3. "Oh My God"
  4. Garbo Sings
  5. Almost a Hollywood Ending
  6. "He's Home"

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