NME Festival blog: Stream Echo and the Bunnymen’s new album ‘The Stars, The Oceans and The Moon’


Includes two new songs ‘The Somnanbulist’ and ‘How Far?’

Echo & The Bunnymen have returned with their new album ‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon’, the record includes reimagined versions of classic tracks and two new songs.

Frontman Ian McCulloch explained the need to rework their back catalogue with “strings and things attached”. Writing in a press release, he 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 album includes a new piano-led version of their iconic 1984 song ‘The Killing Moon’, that was discovered by a new generation of fans after appearing on the Donnie Darko film soundtrack. McCulloch once described ‘The Killing Moon’ as “the greatest song ever written”.

Stream the full album below. The new tracks are ‘The Somnanbulist’ and ‘How Far?’.

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, an album by Echo & the Bunnymen on Spotify

‘The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon’ tracklist:
Bring on the Dancing Horses
The Somnambulist
Nothing Lasts Forever
Lips Like Sugar
Rescue
Rust
Angels & Devils
Bedbugs & Ballyhoo
Zimbo
Stars Are Stars
Seven Seas
Ocean Rain
The Cutter
How Far?
The Killing Moon

The album was initially expected to come out in May. The veteran Liverpool-formed band last released a full-length studio record with 2014’s ‘Meteorites’, which was their twelfth album.

The Bunneymen are currently on tour. Earlier this year, they angered fans by trying to reschedule a gig so they could watch the Champions League final.

Tickets for Echo & The Bunnymen’s tour are available here.

October
12 – DUBLIN Olympia
14 – WARRINGTON Parr Hall
15 – CARDIFF St Davids Hall
16 – READING Hexagon
18 – LONDON Palladium
20 – NORTHAMPTON Derngate
21 – WARWICK Arts Centre
22 – YORK Barbican



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