Attention 90s kids! The Flaming Lips are back with their first official live album ‘The Soft Bulletin’ recorded live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra!
The groundbreaking highly acclaimed 1999 album was performed with a live orchestra and choir, conducted by Andre De Ridder.
The recording made May 26th 2016 was said to be extremely moving and emotional for those in attendance.
Those who were there will be able to purchase a recording and relive the memory and for those that couldn’t go can sit back press play and close their eyes and imagine how amazing it must have been to their heart’s content!
The recording was created including all 12 original songs in track order with new arrangements. Showcasing the talent of the band and the beautiful combination of the orchestra and choir used to their full potential.
You can pre-order the album now by going here. Alternatively, it’s set for release on November 15th!
The reviews alone have us hyped and I for one cannot wait to hear this.
“This is one of those albums people are going to obsess over for many years to come.” – Pitchfork
“A joyous, celestial celebration of sound.” – NME (UK)
“Once you’ve labored in cult obscurity, fielded rumors that John Tesh wanted to cover once of your songs, appeared on Beverly Hills 90210, composed an orchestra for forty automobile tape decks and enjoyed a Top Forty blip, what do you do for a follow-up? The eccentric Oklahoma outfit The Flaming Lips serenely release another winning neo-psychedelic recording. Densely textured but melodic…No one else has posited a parallel universe in which the Sixties and the Nineties exist simultaneously.” – Rolling Stone
“The Soft Bulletin echoes the oft-mimicked Smiley Smile by The Beach Boys, with its psychedelic wobbliness, songs-within-songs and airy temperament.” – Q Magazine (UK)
“A vertiginous rainbow swirl that crams so many ideas into so many tight spaces that each track is like a perfectly rendered Joseph Cornell box.” – Entertainment Weekly
Can you remember ‘The Flaming Lips’? Were your parents fans of the band? Maybe this could make the perfect Christmas gift! Let us know in the comments below or by tweeting us @TheHoneyPOP
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