Balls was not a success in terms of chart performance and failed to match the performance of Gratuitous Sax and Senseless Violins. It did not chart in Germany, UK or US. The album was packaged in a translucent jewel case that came in 4 colours (red, yellow, green, and blue) with a reflective die-cut silver slipcase.
"More Than A Sex Machine", "The Calm Before The Storm" and "The Angels" were released as singles but did not pick up any significant sales or radio play.
In 2008, Sparks' own record label Lil' Beethoven Records reissued the album in a digipak sleeve, featuring different sleeve-art and with two bonus tracks; "The Calm Before the Opera" and "The Calm Before the Storm (Full Length Instrumental)".
One of Litwin's students has been Gerald Marzorati, formerly the editor of the New York TimesSunday magazine, now a tennis writer for NewYorker.com, and author of "Late to the Ball," a memoir of exploring whether he could become a nationally competitive tennis player after 60....