THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON 

LP - BMG -5 October 2018 

THE KILLING MOON & BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES

 

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN have released a reimagined version of their timeless classics THE KILLING MOON and  BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES both streaming everywhere from now and available as an instant grat via iTunes and the band’s official artist store. 

 

In 2015 Ian McCulloch told The Guardian: “I’ve always said that The Killing Moon is the greatest song ever written”. A track that partly appeared in a dream, with a lyric half-credited by the author to God, it is one of the most perfect pieces of pop music ever written. This new version is an unprecedented showcase for Ian McCulloch’s voice; a raw and exposed instrument set against a sparse backdrop of piano and strings to create a truly incredible companion piece to the peerless 1984 original.

 

THE KILLING MOON is taken from the forthcoming ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN album THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON, released by BMG on 5 October. As previously revealed, the album sees the band return to their peerless back catalogue to reinterpret thirteen of their most beloved songs with ‘strings and things’, alongside the new tracks HOW FAR and THE SOMNAMBULIST. Recorded at The Dog House Studios with co-producer Andy Wright, ECHO & 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”.

 

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN have released a new track from their forthcoming album, THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON, to be released by BMG on 5 October. THE SOMNAMBULIST is a new Bunnymen track that stands proudly amongst those from the band’s undisputed imperial period; three and a half minutes of perfect, soaring melody and poetic lyrical melancholy. The track is available on all streaming and download platforms now.

 

THE SOMNAMBULIST is one of two new ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN songs recorded for their forthcoming album. As previously revealed, the album sees the band return to their peerless back catalogue to reinterpret thirteen of their most beloved songs with ‘strings and things’, alongside the new tracks HOW FAR and THE SOMNAMBULIST. Recorded at The Dog House Studios with co-producer Andy Wright, ECHO & 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 new album to be released on the following formats:

 

Double picture disc; available from the band’s online store only

Luminous double vinyl; available from HMV and independent shops only

Standard double heavyweight vinyl; cassette; CD; and all digital platforms

Pre-order from the band’s online store 

 

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN follow up May’s sold out tour of the UK with a further series of UK dates this autumn to coincide with the album release, as follows:

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN follow up May’s sold out tour of the UK with a further series of UK dates this autumn to coincide with the album release, as follows:

Echo & the Bunnymen Tour Dates & Tickets
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