THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON has ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN return to their peerless back catalogue to reinterpret thirteen of their most beloved songs with ‘strings and things’. The album also features two future classics – THE SOMNAMBULIST and HOW FAR. The release was recorded at The Dog House Studios with co-producer Andy Wright. THE BUNNYMEN handpicked the selection of tracks for the album from their majestic, four-decade spanning archive. Of the new versions, Ian McCulloch said, “I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it”.
The first track released from the album – SEVEN SEAS – is available to stream, to download and as an instant grat with all album pre-orders via the artist store or iTunes. Originally a Top Twenty hit in 1984, SEVEN SEAS was the third single from their classic fourth studio album, OCEAN RAIN. Across the course of this recording there are umpteen stellar songs and these terrific tunes rightly place these fine Merseyside merchants at the top of the pop tree.
The lads come to Cardiff for a date at St David’s Hall on Monday, October 15, 7.30pm.
THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON | TRACK LISTING
- BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES
- THE SOMNAMBULIST
- NOTHING LASTS FOREVER
- LIPS LIKE SUGAR
- ANGELS & DEVILS
- BEDBUGS & BALLYHOO
- STARS ARE STARS
- SEVEN SEAS
- OCEAN RAIN
- THE CUTTER
- HOW FAR?
- THE KILLING MOON
The album is released via BMG on 5 October 2018 in the following formats:
Limited double picture disc; available from the band’s online store only
Limited luminous double vinyl; available from HMV and independent shops only
Standard double heavyweight vinyl; cassette; CD; and all digital platforms. For ticket
details and more band date go to: www.bunnymen.com