[ Rhino Records / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 27 January 2004
Widely considered their masterpiece, the 1984 tour de force, 'Ocean Rain' introduced the immortal single "The Killing Moon". This expanded, re-mastered edition features eight bonus tracks.
Widely considered their masterpiece, the 1984 tour de force, 'Ocean Rain' introduced the immortal single "The Killing Moon". This expanded, re-mastered edition features eight bonus tracks, including three previously unreleased recordings.
Founded in 1978 and comprised of Ian McCulloch (vocals), Will Sergeant (guitars), Les Pattinson (bass), and Pete de Freitas (drums), Echo & The Bunnymen created a swirling fusion of gloomy postpunk and Doors-inspired psychedelia. They were key figures in the thriving club scene that put Liverpool on the pop map again for the first time since The Beatles. The Bunnymen rank among the most influential groups of the last two decades, their sound reverberating through acts as diverse as Pavement, The Flaming Lips, and Oasis.
"Channeling the lessons of the experimental 'Porcupine' into more conventional and simple structural parameters, 'Ocean Rain' emerges as Echo & the Bunnymen's most beautiful and memorable effort. Ornamenting Ian McCulloch's most consistently strong collection of songs to date with subdued guitar textures, sweeping string arrangements, and hauntingly evocative production, the album is dramatic and majestic; "The Killing Moon," 'Ocean Rain's emotional centerpiece, remains the group's unrivalled pinnacle."
2. Nocturnal Me
3. Crystal Days
4. The Yo-Yo Man
5. Thorn Of Crowns
6. The Killing Moon
7. Seven Seas
8. My Kingdom
9. Ocean Rain
10. Angels And Devils
11. All You Need Is Love (Alt. Vers)
12. The Killing Moon (Alt. Vers)
13. Stars Are Stars (Alt. Vers)
14. Villiers Terrace (Alt. Vers)
15. Silver (Alt. Vers)
16. My Kingdom (Live)
17. Ocean Rain (Live)