30th ANNIVERSARY ALBUM / FILM EDITION & CD SINGLE
The Sound And The Fury is the brand new album and film from Mike Peters & The Alarm and is available to order now from the 21st Century Shop.
Released simultaneously with brand new single ‘Unbreak The Promise’ (featuring the sound of Alarm fans from all over the world – The Alarm Choir), The Sound And The Fury can be seen and heard on the accompanying video exclusively at www.thealarm.com.
The album (and accompanying film), is centered around 12 brand new recordings of songs that have been written at various stages throughout Mike Peters’ 30 year songwriting history.
From ‘Unbreak The Promise’ (which was originally written in 1982), to ‘Peace Agreement’, which was first conceived as part of the Poppy Fields Collection in 2003. Other stand out tracks include ‘Fade In Fade Out Fade Away’, and ‘Shelter’ which were both performed during the recent 30th Anniversary UK tour. There is also a ‘new’ song called ‘Strength To Strength’ which was originally an unfinished Mike Peters / Eddie Macdonald song that began life during the 1987 ‘Eye Of The Hurricane’ sessions.
Other reworked songs include a stunning version of ‘The Rock’ and an explosive ‘Who’s Gonna Make The Peace? along with a ‘first ever’ studio version of ‘For Freedom’.
Mike Peters says, ‘I felt it was important that we should adopt a forward-facing approach to the landmark date of the Alarm / Mike Peters’ 30th Anniversary. I had the idea to bring together songs from all the eras that I have been a published recording artist, and approach them as brand new songs, starting with the way I performed them during last year’s Direct Acoustic tour”.
The new CD single ‘Unbreak The Promise’ will also go down in the band’s history as the longest running Alarm single ever, with the five tracks collectively clocking in a running time around the 40 minute mark. The CD single features the title track plus 3 acoustic medleys each containing verses and choruses of ten songs from each of the three decades of Mike Peters’ songwriting career so far, followed by the ‘live’ version of ‘Unbreak’ from The Gathering 2011 that also features the voices of The Alarm Choir.
The 30th anniversary edition of the album is released with an accompanying 90 minute ‘fly-on-the-wall’ documentary by film maker Andy Labrow that shows Mike and the band putting the album together from concept to completion. “I was actually amazed at how revealing this film is”, says Mike Peters, “I’d forgotten the cameras were there and it really does show the inner workings of both mine and the band’s creativity and how each and every track came together in what was one of the best ever recording sessions I have ever experienced”.
The CD cover features the iconic Alarm guitar 30th anniversary logo (that was designed by Mike Peters himself), a superb booklet created by Karl Parsons with exclusive photographs and the names of each and every member of The Alarm choir that sang with the band at The Gathering 2011.
Sound And The Fury CD/DVD £19.99 + postage (click here for webshop)
Unbreak the Promise CD £4.99 + postage (click here for webshop)
Special Offer – Purchase both the album and the CD now and qualify for ‘free delivery’. (click here for webshop)