CROCODILES | HEAVEN UP HERE | PORCUPINE | OCEAN RAIN
RELEASED ON 22 OCTOBER 2021
AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER HERE
Now that vinyl has at long last returned in droves, Echo and his Bunnymen have joined in with some remasters of classic albums that strengthen the argument for all albums to be in this form, because quite obviously it was and always will be the most amazing and tactile way to listen to music, although from past experiences, keep your younger brother away from your collection if you want to see it again intact!
Four incredible albums that offer a perfect insight into the bands art and history, blending the old, with alternative versions and live performances, these reissues grab our hand and walk us through the gardens that were Echo and the Bunnymen, beautifully and without apology.
Crocodiles, Heaven Up Here, Porcupine, and Ocean Rain are reimagined in all of their glory, filled with sweeping guitars that dance where orchestral undertones abound and melody appears wantonly where drama is deliberately and perfectly placed, leaving me with an almost indelible feeling that I lived through brilliance, but am only now noticing it. Maybe my ears and senses have matured I don’t know, but all of those missed opportunities to indulge myself in these songs were obviously waiting for the right moment to arrive and that time is very definitely now.
Do yourself a favour and join me in either revisiting these amazing musical journeys or open your senses to a band who deserve their opportunity to shine again, because they were so perfectly British, wearing all that was brilliant in our musical world, with their great song writing and incredible individuality that favoured the brave and gave rise to tracks that you can wrap your arms and your heart around in equal measure.
REVIEW BY LLOYD WAKELING
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN will tour the UK and Ireland in the Spring of 2022, celebrating 40 years of magical songs. Tickets available here:
Tue 01 SHEFFIELD City Hall
Wed 02 LEEDS O2 Academy
Fri 04 BOURNEMOUTH O2 Academy
Sat 05 CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Mon 07 LONDON Roundhouse
Wed 09 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
Fri 11 NORWCH UEA
Sat 12 GATESHEAD Sage
Mon 14 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall
Wed 16 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Thu 17 NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat 19 CAMBRIDGE Corn Exchange
Sun 20 BRISTOL O2 Academy
Tue 22 LONDON O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Wed 23 NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Fri 25 MANCHESTER Albert Hall
Sat 26 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
Mon 28 GLASGOW Barrowland
Tue 01 GLASGOW Barrowland
Wed 06 BEXHILL De La Warr Pavilion
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.