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British Sea Power Announce New Album of Brass Band Versions of Their Songs, Share “Heavenly Waters”

Sea of Brass Due Out October 30 via Golden Chariot

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England's British Sea Power have announced a new album, but instead of being a collection of brand new songs it consists of re-arranged apanied versions of some of their back catalogue. The appropriately titled Sea of Brass is due out October 30 via the band's own label, Golden Chariot. Below you can hear the album's opening track, a new version of "Heavenly Waters," which was originally released as an early B-side and as a bonus track on the American and Japanese versions of their 2003-released debut album, The Decline of British Sea Power (which the band reissued earlier this year, by the way). This track may be an instrumental, but the album does also include vocals on most songs.

British Sea Power toured England backed by full competition-standard brass orchestras (including a sold-out show in the main hall of the Barbican Centre in London). This has led to the album and recording studio versions of those arrangements. The studio versions were recorded with Foden's Band, a British brass ensemble that was established way back in 1900 (it's safe to say it's not the original Foden's lineup then, oh well) and have won a bunch of prizes. The album will be released on CD and as a heavyweight vinyl double album. Check out "Heavenly Waters" below, followed by the album's tracklist.

Sea of Brass Tracklist:

1.  Heavenly Waters
2.  Once More Now
3.  Albert's Eyes
4.  Atom
5.  A Light Above Ascending
6.  Machineries of Joy
7.  When a Warm Wind Blows Through the Gates
8.  The Great Suka

LP Only:

9. Waving Flags
10. No Need to Cry
11. The Smallest Church In Sussex
12. Lights Out For Darker Skies
13. Wooden Horse


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