Echo & The Bunnymen delay release — but reveal tracklist — of new orchestral album

Echo & The Bunnymen today announced that the release of the band’s new album — a collection of “some of their greatest songs” re-recorded “with strings and things attached” — will be pushed back from May to October as the group puts the final touches on the record.

The Bunnymen first announced plans for The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon back in November, saying the new record, co-produced with Andy Wright, would be released May 18. In an update posted to the band’s Facebook page today, the Bunnymen say the record now will be released Oct. 5.

The band also revealed the tracklist for the album, which will feature new re-recordings of 13 Bunnymen classics, plus two new songs (“The Sonambulist” and “How Far?”). The album — which is now available for pre-order in a variety of formats — will be the Bunnymen’s first since 2014’s Meteorites.

Last summer, Echo & The Bunnymen revealed the band had signed to BMG, marking the group’s return to a major label for the first time since the 1990s. On top of that, the band said, in a Facebook post, that it’s “looking forward to sharing future releases very soon.”

See the full tracklist and cover art for the new album below.

 

Tracklist: Echo & The Bunnymen, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon

1. “Bring on the Dancing Horses”
2. “The Somnambulist”
3. “Nothing Lasts Forever”
4. “Lips Like Sugar”
5. “Rescue”
6. “Rust”
7. “Angels & Devils”
8. “Bedbugs & Ballyhoo”
9. “Zimbo”
10. “Stars Are Stars”
11. “Seven Seas”
12. “Ocean Rain”
13. “The Cutter”
14. “How Far?”
15. “The Killing Moon”

 

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4 Comments

  • The bunny is getting flogged again.

    I thought their proposition of releasing new EPS instead of albums was a great one. Put them on 12 inch vinyl at 45 rpm for great fidelity.
    Hopefully on BMG, but probably not because they will want a full length album of ho hum content.

     
    • Unfortunately, I basically agree with your assessment. I was excited when I heard they signed to a “major” and thought something great was coming. Like another come back LP after the last release being a disappointment. First release from them I didn’t purchase the day it came out. Hopefully, the 2 new tracks on the new release are good and I’m also planning on seeing them again when they tour the states.

       
  • Andrew Boe

    I think that Evergreen, What are you Going to do with your Life? and Flowers all had some great songs. Flowers is probably my favorite post-reformation record. After that, it kind of went downhill. Siberia was pretty good, too, but The Fountain was unlistenable, a real low point. Meteorites didn’t do much for me either.

     
  • So, thanks for the information. I pledged and paid PledgeMusic for this album last November and have not been able to obtain any information from that outlet. Now that I see the album is delayed until October, frankly, I am greatly displeased.

     
 

 

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