ECHO and the BUNNYMEN – ” Ocean Rain ” released 30 years ago today 4th May 1984

Posted: May 5, 2014 in CLASSIC ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Released this day 30 years ago and a classic album of the 1980’s, this was the Echo and the Bunnymen’s Fourth album release and featured some of the bands most enduring songs, The Killing Moon, Silver and Seven Seas. Beautiful, Dark, gorgeous warm and poetic heartbreaking dramatic and majestic. Most of the album was recorded in Paris using a 35 piece orchestra with other sessions in Bath and Liverpool. When released the album was received with mixed reviews.Two songs were recorded for the “Play at Home” TV series “Killing Moon” and “Silver”, Also a Peel session in September 1982 featured four of the songs to be released on the album. A live TV special from Channel 4 the Tube named “A CRYSTAL DAY” the band played “Killing Moon”,”Nocturnal Me”, “Ocean Rain”, “Thorn of Crowns” (then called Cucumber)

In 2008 the band performed the album in full with shows at the Royal Albert Hall with a backing orchestra.

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