11th album “Your Wilderness” out now on Kscope
LONDON, U.K. – The Pineapple Thief has launched a clip of frontman Bruce Soord performing an acoustic version of “Tear You Up,” taken from the band’s recently released new album on Kscope, Your Wilderness.
Soord states, “People always ask me how I write songs and I always say the same thing – with my acoustic guitar. I thought taking one of the heavier tracks on the album and giving it the ‘singer songwriter’ treatment would be a nice way of showing this. It was also a lot of fun to do, although the sigh at the end, as I played it live in the studio, is a result of it taking quite a few takes to get right!”
Stream the new clip on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-1awi26pBs&feature=youtu.be and Vimeo at: https://vimeo.com/181043820.
Your Wilderness showcases the group performing without any inhibitions, providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. Bruce Soord adds: “Since our last album ‘Magnolia,’ the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison contribute drums throughout the album. This has not only redefined our sound, but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band. Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant, but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game. I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement. Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely four piece choir and, to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one! I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.”
Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced and engineered at his own studio. The string quartet was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Kitch. There is a special lossless 5.1 surround mix available with the special edition mixed by Soord.
Your Wilderness is available on the following formats:
Deluxe 12″ hardback book featuring:
180g heavy weight LP featuring:
Digital download featuring:
1. In Exile (05:40)
2. No Man’s Land (04:20)
3. Tear You Up (4:53)
4. That Shore (04:36)
5. Take Your Shot (04:34)
6. Fend For Yourself (03:49)
7. The Final Thing on My Mind (09:52)
8. Where We Stood (03:46)
Amplifier busting riffage – Prog Magazine
Prepare to fall in love – Kerrang!
The Pineapple Thief is a band to watch out for – PopMatters
If prog is music for smartass musicians, then Your Wilderness is prog for the smart masses – Outburn Magazine
Seen as one of the most vital rock bands the U.K. has produced over the last two decades, The Pineapple Thief was formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord. The band has steadily evolved and refined its sound with the bass playing of Jon Sykes and the production and keyboards of Steve Kitch now so integral to the sound. “After so many years, The Pineapple Thief has become way bigger than the sum of its parts,” says Soord.
The Pineapple Thief is currently booking a European tour for late 2016 and planning live shows in the U.S. and Canada.
Stay tuned for more information on The Pineapple Thief and Your Wilderness, out now on Kscope.
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