FRANK TURNER & THE SLEEPING SOULS SHARE NEW ALBUM, LIVE IN NEW-CASTLE, OUT NOW
24 APRIL 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls today release their new album, Live In Newcastle, out now via Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor Records/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company. Captured at O2 City Hall Newcastle last November, the 20 track live recording was made during Turner’s 2019 headline tour in support of his latest studio album release, No Man’s Land, his fourth consecutive UK Top 3 album to date. Live In Newcastle is available now on all platforms.
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The digital release of Live In Newcastle snapshots a shake-up of Turner’s live set up, featuring un-plugged versions from his extensive back catalogue performed with The Sleeping Souls, uncharacteristically for Frank, to seated audiences. Speaking about this alternate approach to his 2019 shows (across which the full-band sets followed up a solo acoustic opener from Turner), Frank notes: “The story-telling set that I put together with the Sleeping Souls last year was a new venture, an experiment, a risk, and in the end a huge success - I couldn't be more proud of the way we found a new angle on my songs and my live show. I'm excited that we managed to capture the magic and get it out there for everyone to enjoy.” The album recording also takes in introspective and deeply personal discussions of the material, shedding new light on old favourites.
Live In Newcastle arrives close on the tail of the latest installment in Turner’s current #IndependentVenueLove series of virtual fundraisers gigs, created to provide support to the UK's independent music venues during the current coronavirus crisis. The series has already helped to raise enough funds for five venues, including saving Southampton’s Joiners Arms from closure, and providing over £10,000 in donations for London’s beloved Nambucca venue. Having been forced to cancel his own recent 2020 tour dates due to coronavirus, Frank marked what would have been the Nottingham gig by hosting a viewing party for his ‘Show 2000 - Nottingham Rock City - 15/12/2016’ DVD release, filmed at his 2000th solo show four years ago. Over 6,000 fans tuned into his Youtube channel for the screening and live Q&A with Frank.
Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls - Live In Newcastle - Track Listing:
- The Ballad of Me & My Friends
- I Knew Prufrock Before He Got Famous
- Journey of the Magi
- Reasons Not To Be An Idiot
- I Am Disappeared
- Tell Tale Signs
- One Foot Before the Other
- The Way I Tend To Be
- The Opening Act Of Spring
- Love Forty Down
- There She Is
- Don’t Worry
- Balthazar Impresario
- I Still Believe
- Be More Kind
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