THE KILLING MOON | ONLINE NOW
THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON LP | 5 OCTOBER
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN have released a reimagined version of their timeless classic THE KILLING MOON, streaming everywhere from now and available as an instant grat via iTunes and the band’s official artist store. Hear the new version here:
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”.
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 will be released via BMG 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
THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON can be pre-ordered here: https://bunnymen.tmstor.es/
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:
Fri 12 DUBLIN Olympia
Sun 14 WARRINGTON Parr Hall
Mon 15 CARDIFF St David’s Hall
Tue 16 READING Hexagon
Thu 18 LONDON Palladium
Sat 20 NORTHAMPTON Derngate
Sun 21 WARWICK Arts Centre
Mon 22 YORK Barbican
The last remaining tickets for the UK dates can be bought here: http://www.bunnymen.com/tour-dates/
Following these shows, the band play a short European tour before heading off on an extensive North American tour.