Echo & The Bunnymen – Evergreen (25th Anniversary)

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This item will be released November 18, 2022.

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Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Echo & The Bunnymen’s second coming, London Records revisit the band’s triumphant album Evergreen, set for release on the 18th November. Evergreen receives a vinyl pressing for the very first time, with an initial run of white vinyl available to pre-order. The anniversary release also features an expanded double CD version with an extensive array of studio b-sides, radio sessions, and unreleased live versions across 33 tracks.

When Echo & The Bunnymen imploded at the end of the 1980s, the decade lost one of its greatest bands in the messiest of circumstances. The die was cast in 1988 when Ian McCulloch quit after a tour of Japan, and unthinkable tragedy struck in 1989 when drummer Pete de Freitas was killed in a motorbike accident.

The finality – as it then seemed – of the Bunnymen was all the worse for the nagging sense that they hadn’t so much faded away as burned out before their time.

After a half-decade of side projects and solo outings, in January 1997 Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Ian McCulloch decided to come back together in a recording studio for the first time in ten years. The reborn Bunnymen entered Doghouse studios in Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, as fate would have it at the same time as Oasis, then gliding on a post-Knebworth high as the biggest band in Britain. In a pivotal generational passing of the baton, the two legends of their eras merged on the killer ace nestling up McCulloch’s sleeve, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, featuring a 24-year-old Liam Gallagher on backing “yeah, yeah, yeah!”s and tambourine shakes.

 

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2 CD, Limited Edition LP