Mike Peters & The Alarm – Poppies Falling From The Sky
The official release date for the highly anticipated Mike Peters and The Alarm motion picture film and soundtrack – ‘Poppies Falling From The Sky’ has been set for 10.10.16 and the Limited Edition Boxet that is exclusive to the alarm.com is available to order now.
NB: Order your copy before 31st December 2016 and receive a ‘free’ Mike Peters In Session 2016 CD. (see details below).
Released online first as a special collectors limited edition box set (that is only available via www.thealarm.com) ‘Poppies Falling From The Sky’ features a concert film DVD, 2 x audio soundtrack CD’s plus a 36 page booklet containing an 11,000 word essay by Mike Peters entitled ‘The Alarm – An Orchestral History’, which presents ‘in his own words’, an alternative view of accepted Alarm history as shaped by the Alarm’s use of outside and orchestral instrumentation and its affect on the musical destiny of the band from the origins to the present day.
Filmed at Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on one incredible October night in 2015, ‘Poppies Falling From The Sky’ captures every inspirational second of the concert that was described in a Classic Rock Magazine 5 star review as ‘A Triumphant homecoming and career high for The Alarm man – Mike Peters’.
On the night, Mike Peters and The Alarm’s music was taken into a new realm by master arranger John Quirk with the band accompanied throughout by the Welsh Pops Symphony Orchestra, Morriston Orpheus Male Voice Choir from South Wales and the community voices of Acquire from North Wales to create an event unprecedented in Alarm history. The DVD concert film ‘Poppies Falling From The Sky’ captures all of this, and brings it to life in glorious wide screen colour to be watched time and time again.
The audio soundtrack CD’s offer a more refined listening experience mixed to create a more intimate recording studio experience that allows the listener to explore and appreciate the collage of sound created between the acoustic band and the symphonic sweep of the orchestral arrangements.
The 2 hour plus concert film: ‘Poppies Falling From The Sky’ captures all the Alarm classics notably Sixty Eight Guns, Strength, Spirit of ’76 and Rain In The Summertime alongside an emotionally charged A New South Wales plus concert highlight In The Poppy Fields which featured thousands of poppies falling from the sky to give name to this latest release by Mike Peters and The Alarm.
Rain In The Summertime
In The Poppy Fields
Where Were You Hiding?
Spirit Of 76
Blaze Of Glory
A New South Wales
Bells Of Rhymney
One Guitar [CD / DVD Only]
Love Hope & Strength [CD / DVD Only]
Mike Peters In Session 2016 includes a brand new interview with Mike Peters plus unreleased recordings of ‘Can’t Take My Eyes Off You’, The Cross’ along with live versions of ‘Superchannel’ and ‘A Breed Apart’ recorded at Brixton Academy on the Black & White Tour 2016.
Shipping: All orders will ship from October 4th.