Having just released new best-of compilation Past Tense, the one and only Sparks are back with a brand new single that feels very of the moment. While "Please Don't Fuck Up My World" doesn't name names, lyrics like "All that you are pursuing / please don't fuck up my world / can't you see what you're doing" are clearly aimed at the head of state of your choice. Russell and Ron Mael using a children's choir in the chorus underlines things nicely. Listen to that below.

As for Past Tense, it's a double-CD / three-LP set that runs their whole career from their early art-glam days, through their new wave '90s, the FFS record they made with Franz Ferdinand and beyond. (There's also a deluxe three-CD set with even more.) They also just released a 25th anniversary edition of Gratuitous Sax & Senseless Violins that includes B sides, remixes, live recordings and demos. You can watch a trailers and check out the artwork and tracklists for both of those, below, too.

In other news, the Maels are working on a new Sparks album and filmmaker Edgar Wright has been working for nearly two years on a Sparks documentary. Stay tuned.

SPARKS: PAST TENSE tracklist:
LP 1 – Side A
Wonder Girl
Girl from Germany
This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us
Amateur Hour
Never Turn Your Back On Mother Earth
Something for the Girl With Everything

LP 1 – Side B
Get in the Swing
Big Boy
Forever Young
The Number One Song in Heaven

LP 2 – Side A
Tryouts for the Human Race - Single Version
When I'm With You
Funny Face
I Predict
Cool Places (with Jane Wiedlin)

LP 2 – Side B
With All My Might
Change
Music That You Can Dance To
So Important

LP 3 – Side A
When Do I Get to Sing 'My Way'
Pulling Rabbits Out Of A Hat
The Calm Before The Storm
The Rhythm Thief

LP 3 – Side B
Dick Around
Good Morning
Johnny Delusional (FFS)
Edith Piaf (Said It Better Than Me)

SPARKS - GRATUITOUS SAX AND SENSELESS VIOLINS TRACKLIST:
CD Tracklisting:
Disc One
1. Gratuitous Sax
2. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"
3. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing
4. Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give A Damn
5. I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car
6. Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
7. Now That I Own The BBC
8. Tsui Hark
9. The Ghost Of Liberace
10. Let's Go Surfing
11. Senseless Violins

Disc Two
Mixes and versions
1. National Crime Awareness Week (Complete Psycho) produced by Finiflex
2. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (The Grid Radio Edit) Remixed by The Grid
3. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing [Bernard Butler's Fashionable World Of Fashion Mix]remixed by Bernard Butler
4. Now That I Own The BBC (Live BBC Acoustic Version)
5. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Vince Clarke Remix)
6. She's An Anchorman
7. Little Drummer Boy Unreleased studio version
8. Beat The Clock (Live in Concert)Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, London. 17 November 1994
9. National Crime Awareness Week (13 Minutes In Heaven) produced by Finiflex
10. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Sticks & Stones Remix) remixed by Keith Marantz & DavidLongoria at The Steamroom
11. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing [The Beatmasters' Full-Blown Dub] Remixed by The Beatmasters
12. Now That I Own The BBC (Motiv 8 Extended Vocal Mix) remixed by Motiv 8
13. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way" (Pro-Gress Mix) Remix & additional production by Pro-Gress for D.E.F.
14. National Crime Awareness Week (The Janet Leigh Mix) remixed by Steve Bates

Disc Three
Unreleased demos
1. Where Did I Leave My Halo?
2. She's Beautiful (So What)
3. Mid-Atlantic
4. The Farmer's Daugher
5. This Angry Young Man Ain't Angry No More
6. Bob Hope
7. She's An Anchorman (Demo)
8. Love Can Conquer All
9. That's What I Call Paradise
10. This Angry Young Man Ain't Angry No More (Ron Vocal Version)
11. Mid-Atlantic (Ron Vocal Version)
12. That's Entertainment (feat. Les Bohem)
Unreleased tracks from Christi Haydon EP
(with vocals by Christi Haydon)
13. Katharine Hepburn
14. Titanic
15. Othello
16. Holiday
17. Boris The Spider

Red/Black Vinyl Tracklisting:
1. Gratuitous Sax
2. When Do I Get To Sing "My Way"
3. (When I Kiss You) I Hear Charlie Parker Playing
4. Frankly, Scarlett, I Don't Give A Damn
5. I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car
6. Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil
7. Now That I Own The BBC
8. Tsui Hark
9. The Ghost Of Liberace
10. Let's Go Surfing
11. Senseless Violins

7-Inch Tracklisting:
Let's Go Surfing
She's Beautiful (So What)