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Sparkle and Fade

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Released  May 23, 1995
Artist  Everclear
Producer  Art Alexakis
Length  42:47
Release date  23 May 1995
Label  Capitol Records
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Recorded  September 1994 at Smart Studios - Madison, WI
Sparkle and Fade (1995)  White Trash Hell (1997)
Genres  Rock music, Alternative rock, Grunge, Post-grunge, Pop punk
Similar  Everclear albums, Grunge albums

Everclear electra made me blind

Sparkle and Fade is the second album by Everclear, released on May 23, 1995. It was their first album to be released exclusively on Capitol Records; their previous effort, World of Noise, was re-released on Capitol after its introduction through the Portland, Oregon based label, Tim/Kerr Records. The album produced the singles "Heroin Girl," "Santa Monica," "Heartspark Dollarsign" and "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore". Ostensibly, the album's music follows themes like addiction and romance through a loosely defined narrative similar to Art Alexakis' own troubled life when he was in his twenties.


The album's cover features childhood pictures of the three members of the band. It is Everclear's third-best-selling album to date. It climbed to the top of the Heatseekers Chart in January 1996 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA in May of 1996.

Track listing

All songs written by Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund, except as noted.


  • Art Alexakis – guitar, vocals
  • Greg Eklund – drums
  • Craig Montoya – bass guitar
  • Songs

    1Electra Made Me Blind3:44
    2Heroin Girl2:24
    3You Make Me Feel Like a Whore2:47


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