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Our Back Pages

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Pre-Release
Release Date:
18-06-2021
Genres:
Barcode:
816651019854
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
OVCD419
Our Back Pages
Our Back Pages

Description

. First physical release of previous digital only collection. dB's classics reimagined by the band's Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey. 11-track vinyl (Record Store Day First Release) and 13-track CD/DigitalOriginally released in 2020, Our Back Pages was previously a digital-only release of dB's music re-imagined by the band's Peter Holsapple and Chris Stamey, was issued to benefit the Recording Academy's MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Now, in 2021, Our Back Pages returns as an 11-track LP (as a Record Store Day First Release) and an expanded 13-track CD and Digital release.Stamey explains, "Over the years, Peter and I have evolved acoustic versions of a number of our songs from our days together in The dB's. While working on a duo project in my studio a decade ago, we took some time to lay down some of these arrangements, which are often quite different from the normal electric presentations. We are both always more concerned with making new music than with looking back, so it stayed in the archives. But it seemed like the time was right, so we finally completed and mixed it all over the last two weeks, just for this. We'd like to offer it now as a small contribution, a little bit of light in these dark days."Signature dB's songs, including "Black and White," "Big Brown Eyes," and "Happenstance," are ably propelled here by lyric and guitar energy alone, and the hooks remain - it's easy to find one's self singing along. Tunes such as "Dynamite" and "From a Window to a Screen" are revealed as precursors to the music the two made together later, as they feature "dual lead," close-harmony vocals as essential elements. Others, such as Peter's "Today Could Be the Day" and "Molly Says," were originally recorded by the band after Stamey's departure, so this marks the first time he's gone on record with them. When going through the material in preparation for mastering, they even discovered a forgotten track, "Depth of Field," and completed it for this release; although a version had appeared o

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Today Could Be The Day
  3. From A Window To A Screen
  4. Black And White
  5. Dynamite
  6. Molly Says
  7. Happenstance
  8. Big Brown Eyes
  9. Sheâ€s Not Worried
  10. Picture Sleeve
  11. Depth Of Field
  12. Nothing Is Wrong
  13. Darby Hall
  14. In Spain
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