The set was newly mixed and mastered at Storybook Sound from the original multi-track tapes. Liner notes contain interviews and rare photos, with introduction by Gilmour. Vinyl version contains Digital download card with full CD program.
The band known as Unicorn released three exquisite albums in the mid-'70s, with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd in the producer's chair. But a wide audience was elusive, even though Unicorn opened for many heavyweights in the day (including Linda Ronstadt, Fleetwood Mac, The Doobie Brothers, Billy Joel, and Dr. Hook), played with Kate Bush on her first proper demo recordings (which landed her a deal with EMI), and were even covered by Gilmour on his first self-titled solo album, released in 1978.
With Laughing Up Your Sleeve, out October 5, 2018, Omnivore Recordings attempts to correct what may have been a matter of wrong time, wrong place for a band whose music overflows with beautiful melodies, lush arrangements and perfect harmonies. The CD/LP/Digital set compiles 20 previously unreleased demos recorded in Gilmour's home studio in 1973-74, with Gilmour adding pedal steel guitar to "Sleep Song." Read more
"Holy Arp" shows the legendary EDM act at their very best with a foot-stomping break beat anthem, laced with organic keys and a pumping harmonica line.
With it, TCM's Scott Kirkland gives the first flashes of the cohesive sound that will shape the new studio album, the first helmed by Kirkland alone since co-founding member Ken Jordan retired from the music business.
"As soon as I got that track going, I knew I had found the direction for the new album," Kirkland says of the song. "It reverberates with the sound of Crystal Method classics like 'Name of the Game' and has some of the gnarliness of 'Vapor Trail.' It's an angry, ballsy, bombastic trip down the inner workings of the vintage ARP 2600 synth." Listen to the new songhere.
Spanning the band's storied and wildly successful 15-years-and-counting recording career, the comprehensive collection contains all of Fall Out Boy's best-selling studio albums, starting with the band's 2003 pop-punk debut, Take This To Your Grave, including 2005's career-defining double-platinum hit platter, From Under The Cork Tree, and capping off with their most recent album M A N I A which earned the band their fourth No. 1 record upon release this past January. This must-have on-wax collection also includes 2013's combo Save Rock And Roll (PAX•AM Edition) for the first time ever on 12-inch vinyl. The Complete Studio Albums will be made available in two versions - a standard edition on 180-gram black vinyl, and as a limited-edition, 180-gram clear vinyl collection.
This extensive vinyl box celebrates the first decade and a half of the Chicago-bred band's incredible career, showcasing all of Fall Out Boy's iconic hits like the hard-knock manifesto "This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race," the muscular lament of "Sugar, We're Goin Down," the hard-stomping, fist-pumping singalong "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)," the wistful shorthand lament of "Thnx fr th Mmrs," and the immortalized directive of "Centuries," among them. Read morehere.
Produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, Paramore, Linkin Park) and Andrew Goldstein (Robert DeLong, Blackbear, Lauv), When asked what inspired the song, vocalist/guitarist Rome Ramirez said:
"My girl and I were talking one night... then boom! Things got heated, and all of the sudden this nice, fancy dinner turned into the Cold War. What started as something so nice and beautiful took such a wicked twist." Watch the videohere.
"'Sinners and Saints' is a song for people to listen to and reflect on their relationship with God," Carothers says. "It's a good 'close to home' type story that's got it all: jail, church, adultery, gossip, and redemption.
"To me, this fits perfectly into this whole George Jones tribute because the music and songs are about people with a clear definition of right and wrong and the moral conflict surrounding decisions that we make. Afterall, we're all sinners and saints, depending on the moment!" Listen to ithere.
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