SparksTerminal Jive

Label:Virgin – V2137
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Electronic, Pop
Style:Synth-pop, Disco


A1When I'm With You
Written-ByRon Mael, Russell Mael
A2Just Because You Love Me
Written-ByRon Mael, Russell Mael
A3Rock 'n' Roll People In A Disco World
Written-ByRon Mael, Russell Mael
A4When I'm With You (Instrumental)
Written-ByRon Mael, Russell Mael
B1Young Girls
Written-ByRon Mael, Russell Mael
B2Noisy Boys3:55
B4The Greatest Show On Earth4:17

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Originally released in 1980, it is the only Sparks album not to be released in their home country.

Month of release from Record Collector Magazine Nov 1994 p.99

Thanks to Keith, Harold, Snuffy, Richie, Frank, Dennis, Brian, Laurie and Giorgio.
Sparks International Fan Club, (Secretary: Mary Martin),PO Box 24419, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. (Send S.A.E. for information).
℗ 1980 Virgin Records Limited, 2-4 Vernon Yard, Portobello Road, London W11.
Sparks Personal Management, PO Box 24280, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA. Telephone (213) 273 2280.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched [Var. 1]): V-2137-A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched [Var. 1]): V-2137-B2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched exc. [HARP SYMBOL], 7, V stamped [Var. 2]): V-2137-A2 [HARP SYMBOL] 7 V
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched exc. 2,V, [HARP SYMBOL] stamped [Var. 2]): V-2137-B1 2 V [HARP SYMBOL]

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Terminal Jive (LP, Album)Ariola, Oasis, Ariola201 289, 201 289-320Germany1980
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Terminal Jive (LP, Album, Gatefold)DuriumDAI 30346Italy1980
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Terminal Jive (LP, Album)Underdog (5)67.597France1980
Terminal Jive (LP, Album)Polydor2424 213Canada1980
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Terminal Jive (LP, Album)Ariola, Ariola, Oasis201 289, 201 289-320Netherlands1980



  • Numanoid's avatar
    Edited one year ago
    Overall the album has a more "new wave" feel than the purer disco of "No 1 in Heaven" but both albums with Giorgio Moroder are winners in my book. "Noisy Boys" is a stand out song on Terminal Jive, too bad they didn't release as a single.
    • picdisc65's avatar
      I think this is actually a much better LP than the revered previous album, "No: 1 In Heaven". The issue was that aside from the hit single, "When I'm With You" (monster huge in France, oddly) and the complete chart 'miss' of "Young Girls", there were no other hit singles to promote sales. "When I'm With You" didn't have an extended 12" version to further push sales and public exposure, and other great album tracks such as "Just Because You Love Me" and "Rock and Roll People In A Disco World" that could have made for sizeable hit singles were completely ignored by the band/record company. Thus, the album sank without apparent trace. It's almost as if those involved simply put this out and quickly made their exits to go on to projects that they felt better deserved their attention. That's a shame because it deserves to be heard.

      If you liked Sparks work with Giorgio's crew on "No: 1..." then I doubt you'll be disappointed here.
      • Madison-chan's avatar
        For me the best Sparks album. Every song dances on the line between disco & post-disco sweetness. Young Girls is a gem of a tune.
        • bugglesman1993's avatar
          Get the 1995 CD release if you wan't a decent sounding copy of this album, avoid Repertoire Records' stuff at all costs. Muddy, compressed and most of the time, sourced from vinyl.


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