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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigation Jump to search Browse history interactively Revision as of 15:47, 14 June 2018 (edit) Bahiagrass (talk | contribs) (Misc. edits.) Tag: Visual edit ← Previous edit Revision as of 08:16, 19 June 2018 (edit) (undo) Hiddenstranger (talk | contribs) Next edit → Line 9: Line 9: | venue = | venue = | studio = | studio = − | genre = [[New wave music|New wave]], [[synthpop]], [[Classical music|classical]] + | genre = [[New wave music|New wave]], [[synthpop]], [[orchestral]] | length = | length = | label = August Day | label = August Day Line 19: Line 19: }} }} − '''''Ascension''''' is the sixth studio album by the band [[A Flock of Seagulls]], and will be released on 29 June 2018.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.popmatters.com/flock-of-seagulls-interview-video-2577482876.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1|title=Legendary Synthpoppers A Flock of Seagulls Tell Their History in New Video Interview (premiere)|last=Zupko|first=Sarah|date=13 June 2018|website=PopMatters|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=14 June 2018}}</ref> It is the first album since 1984's [[The Story of a Young Heart]] that features all four original members. It contains twelve songs (eleven from the first three albums and one new song) rerecorded with the [[Prague Philharmonic Orchestra]]. + '''''Ascension''''' is the sixth studio album by the band [[A Flock of Seagulls]], and will be released on 29 June 2018.<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.popmatters.com/flock-of-seagulls-interview-video-2577482876.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1|title=Legendary Synthpoppers A Flock of Seagulls Tell Their History in New Video Interview (premiere)|last=Zupko|first=Sarah|date=13 June 2018|website=PopMatters|language=en|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=14 June 2018}}</ref> It is the first album since 1984's ''[[The Story of a Young Heart]]'' that features all four original members. It contains twelve songs (eleven from the first three albums and one new song) rerecorded with the [[Prague Philharmonic Orchestra]]. == History == == History == − In 2017, [[Mike Score]] was approached by John Bryan of August Day Records regarding the creation of an orchestral album. Intrigued, Mike agreed to the possibility. Upon hearing the offer, the rest of the original band–consisting of Frank Maudsley, [[Paul Reynolds (musician)|Paul Reynolds]], and Ali Score–jumped on board as well. <ref name=":0">{{Cite web|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8457384/a-flock-of-seagulls-reunion-new-album-interview|title=A Flock of Seagulls Talk Reunion, Orchestral Album & the Day They Wrote 'I Ran'|last=Lynch|first=Joe|date=23 May 2018|website=Billboard|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=8 June 2018}}</ref> On 3 May 2018, ''Ascension'' was officially announced.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8453567/a-flock-of-seagulls-announces-new-album-reunion|title=A Flock of Seagulls Announces New Album 'Ascension'|last=Cummings-Grady|first=Mackenzie|date=3 May 2018|work=Billboard|access-date=9 June 2018}}</ref> + In 2017, [[Mike Score]] was approached by John Bryan of August Day Records regarding the creation of an orchestral album. Intrigued, Mike agreed to the possibility. Upon hearing the offer, the rest of the original band–consisting of Frank Maudsley, [[Paul Reynolds (musician)|Paul Reynolds]], and Ali Score–jumped on board as well.<ref name=":0">{{Cite web|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8457384/a-flock-of-seagulls-reunion-new-album-interview|title=A Flock of Seagulls Talk Reunion, Orchestral Album & the Day They Wrote 'I Ran'|last=Lynch|first=Joe|date=23 May 2018|website=Billboard|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=8 June 2018}}</ref> On 3 May 2018, ''Ascension'' was officially announced.<ref>{{Cite news|url=https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8453567/a-flock-of-seagulls-announces-new-album-reunion|title=A Flock of Seagulls Announces New Album 'Ascension'|last=Cummings-Grady|first=Mackenzie|date=3 May 2018|work=Billboard|access-date=9 June 2018}}</ref> − Although the album was recorded in separate studios, Mike, Frank, and Paul reunited in Liverpool for a day to record the music video for the orchestral version of "Space Age Love Song". <ref name=":0" /> Video involving Ali was added into the finished version, which premiered on [[YouTube]] 6 June.<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://magnetmagazine.com/2018/06/06/magnet-exclusive-premiere-flock-seagulls-space-age-love-song-video/|title=MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of A Flock Of Seagulls' "Space Age Love Song" Video - Magnet Magazine|last=|first=|date=6 June 2018|work=Magnet Magazine|access-date=9 June 2018|language=en-US}}</ref> + Although the album was recorded in separate studios, Mike, Frank, and Paul reunited in Liverpool for a day to record the music video for the orchestral version of "Space Age Love Song".<ref name=":0" /> Video involving Ali was added into the finished version, which premiered on [[YouTube]] 6 June.<ref>{{Cite news|url=http://magnetmagazine.com/2018/06/06/magnet-exclusive-premiere-flock-seagulls-space-age-love-song-video/|title=MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of A Flock Of Seagulls' "Space Age Love Song" Video - Magnet Magazine|last=|first=|date=6 June 2018|work=Magnet Magazine|access-date=9 June 2018|language=en-US}}</ref> A 5-track EP was digitally released 8 June 2018, that features five versions of "Space Age Love Song".<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.stereogum.com/2000470/a-flock-of-seagulls-original-lineup-remade-their-best-song-for-first-recording-in-34-years/video/|title=A Flock Of Seagulls’ Original Lineup Remade Their Best Song For First Recording In 34 Years|last=Gray|first=Julia|date=7 June 2018|website=Stereogum|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=8 June 2018}}</ref> A 5-track EP was digitally released 8 June 2018, that features five versions of "Space Age Love Song".<ref>{{Cite web|url=https://www.stereogum.com/2000470/a-flock-of-seagulls-original-lineup-remade-their-best-song-for-first-recording-in-34-years/video/|title=A Flock Of Seagulls’ Original Lineup Remade Their Best Song For First Recording In 34 Years|last=Gray|first=Julia|date=7 June 2018|website=Stereogum|archive-url=|archive-date=|dead-url=|access-date=8 June 2018}}</ref>

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Ascension Studio album by A Flock of Seagulls Released29 June 2018 Recorded2017-2018 GenreNew wave, synthpop, orchestral LabelAugust Day ProducerJohn Bryan, Sare Havlicek A Flock of Seagulls chronology The Light at the End of the World
(1995) Ascension
(2018)

Ascension is the sixth studio album by the band A Flock of Seagulls, and will be released on 29 June 2018.[1] It is the first album since 1984's The Story of a Young Heart that features all four original members. It contains twelve songs (eleven from the first three albums and one new song) rerecorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.

History

In 2017, Mike Score was approached by John Bryan of August Day Records regarding the creation of an orchestral album. Intrigued, Mike agreed to the possibility. Upon hearing the offer, the rest of the original band–consisting of Frank Maudsley, Paul Reynolds, and Ali Score–jumped on board as well.[2] On 3 May 2018, Ascension was officially announced.[3]

Although the album was recorded in separate studios, Mike, Frank, and Paul reunited in Liverpool for a day to record the music video for the orchestral version of "Space Age Love Song".[2] Video involving Ali was added into the finished version, which premiered on YouTube 6 June.[4]

A 5-track EP was digitally released 8 June 2018, that features five versions of "Space Age Love Song".[5]

Track listing

  1. "I Ran (Orchestral Version)" – 6:22
  2. "Modern Love Is Automatic (Orchestral Version)" – 3:49
  3. "Telecommunication (Orchestral Version)" – 2:31
  4. "Space Age Love Song (Orchestral Version)" – 5:09
  5. "Ascension" – 1:12
  6. "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You) (Orchestral Version)" – 5:32
  7. "Nightmares (Orchestral Version)" – 4:38
  8. "DNA (Orchestral Version)" – 2:39
  9. "Electrics (Orchestral Version)" – 4:22
  10. "Transfer Affection (Orchestral Version)" – 5:42
  11. "The More You Live, The More You Love (Orchestral Version)" – 4:28
  12. "Man Made (Orchestral Version)" – 5:35

References

  1. ^ Zupko, Sarah (13 June 2018). "Legendary Synthpoppers A Flock of Seagulls Tell Their History in New Video Interview (premiere)". PopMatters. Retrieved 14 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Lynch, Joe (23 May 2018). "A Flock of Seagulls Talk Reunion, Orchestral Album & the Day They Wrote 'I Ran'". Billboard. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
  3. ^ Cummings-Grady, Mackenzie (3 May 2018). "A Flock of Seagulls Announces New Album 'Ascension'". Billboard. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  4. ^ "MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of A Flock Of Seagulls' "Space Age Love Song" Video - Magnet Magazine". Magnet Magazine. 6 June 2018. Retrieved 9 June 2018.
  5. ^ Gray, Julia (7 June 2018). "A Flock Of Seagulls' Original Lineup Remade Their Best Song For First Recording In 34 Years". Stereogum. Retrieved 8 June 2018.
A Flock of Seagulls
  • Frank Maudsley
  • Ali Score
  • Willie Woo
  • Mark Edmondson
  • Paul Reynolds
  • Chris Chryssaphis
  • Gary Steadnin
  • Ed Berner
  • Dave Maerz
  • Kaya Pryor
  • Mike Radcliffe
  • Mike Railton
  • Jonte Wilkins
  • Mike Marquart
  • A.J. Mazzetti
  • Dean Pichette
  • Joe Rodriguez
  • Darryl Sons
  • Rob Wright
  • Michael Brahm
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