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Echo & The Bunnymen front man Ian McCulloch has announced the release of the stunning ‘Holy Ghosts’, featuring two discs representing different eras in Mac’s work. The first is a collection of orchestral re-workings of classic Echo & The Bunnymen and solo tracks, originally recorded during McCulloch’s show at the Union Chapel last year. It will be released on Edsel Records on 22nd April 2013. Our review copy is on its way – be sure to come back to check out our full album review soon.
This hugely moving album is produced by Youth (Primal Scream/Depeche Mode/The Verve) and sounds simultaneously intimate and majestic with McCulloch’s voice full of raw emotion and all the more powerful for it. It also marks the beginning of an exciting new musical direction for the iconic singer.
The second disc is a new studio album ‘Pro Patria Mori’ that showcases ten new songs and completes a fantastic package.
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McCulloch will be going out on tour in April when Echo & The Bunnymen begin a UK co-headline tour with James. Tour dates are as follows.
Echo & The Bunnymen & James Tour
13th – Glasgow
15th – Newcastle Academy
16th – Sheffield Academy
17th – Bristol
19th – London Brixton Academy
20th – London Brixton Academy
22nd – Bournemouth O2 Academy
23rd – Leeds Academy
25th – Birmingham Academy
26th – Manchester Academy