ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN have released a reimagined version of BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES, streaming everywhere from now and available immediately as an instant grat via iTunes and the band’s official artist store.
Originally released as a stand-alone single in 1985, this soaring new version of BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES is the opening track on the forthcoming ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN album, THE STARS, THE OCEANS & THE MOON. As previously announced, the album sees the band revisit 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”.
Hear the new version – BELOW:
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
And 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.