ECHO & The BUNNYMEN – ” Siberia “

Posted: October 10, 2021 in MUSIC
Echo & The Bunnymen "Siberia"

Recorded in 2005 as the follow up to “Flowers”, “Siberia” is the tenth studio album by Liverpudlian post-punk legends Echo and the Bunnymen. • “Siberia” was produced by Hugh Jones (who had previously produced the band’s 1981 classic “Heaven Up Here”) and was written by founding Bunnymen members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant. 25 years on from their debut album “Crocodiles”, “Siberia” still retains the classic Bunnymen sound whilst breaking new ground.  Their sound is so distinctly their own with Sergeant’s silvery, tight guitar work and McCulloch’s fashionable, sweet-and-sour kind of vocal charm. Siberia, Echo’s tenth studio album (including the sans-McCulloch disaster, Reverberation), is the album the two school friends have been trying to make since getting back together to record Evergreen. This 11-song set has every crass beat of Crocodiles and every sparkling thread of Heaven Up Here while the edgy pop moments of the underrated Porcupine are sprinkled throughout. And of course, Ocean Rain will not be forgotten. If anything, “Siberia” mirrors the passion of that 1984 classic most of all. Will Sergeant’s playing has never sounded better, 

Highlights include stand-out guitar playing by Sergeant on tracks such as “Parthenon Drive” and “Of a Life” and the timeless vocal charms of McCulloch on “Stormy Weather” and “What If We Are?”. Long out of print, Demon Records is proud to present the first vinyl reissue of ‘Siberia’, pressed on two 180g translucent vinyl and house in a gatefold sleeve.

SIDE [a] 1. Stormy Weather 2. All Because Of You Days 3. Parthenon Drive SIDE [b] 4. In The Margins 5. Of A Life 6. Make Us Blind SIDE [c] 7. Everything Kills You 8. Siberia 9. Sideways Eight SIDE [d] 10. Scissors In The Sand 11. What If we Are?  Format available Clear 2LP Vinyl Release Date: 1st October 2021

 Really, “Siberia” is a beautiful album. All those years ago, Echo & the Bunnymen gave the world some “songs to learn and sing.” With “Siberia”, they do it again.

Echo and The Bunnymen – the album “Siberia” Out now on Cooking Vinyl Records,

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