Release Date: 12/07/10
Three bassists, from New Order / Joy Division, The Smiths & The Stone Roses team with Haven vocalist for their debut LP.
Featuring three Manchester bassists Peter Hook (Joy Division / New Order), Mani Mounfield (The Stone Roses / Primal Scream), Andy Rourke (The Smiths) and singer Gary Briggs (Haven / The Strays), 'It's A Beautiful Life' brings together the seminal Mancunian bands of the last 30 years. The expansive sound of Freebass melds & slyly re-interprets the members' individual styles and influences; an inventive cocktail of Northern Soul, Dub, Krautrock and other diverse genres. 'It's A Beautiful Life' pays homage to the past without moving backward, adapting their illustrious individual styles & decades of experience into an innovative album that varies the mood by mixing melodic songs with anthemic darker edged tunes. This CD features three tracks not on the digital release, as well as an EXCLUSIVE Bonus Disc with remixes from highly influential producer Arthur Baker & The Beatles 'HATE' producer Fritz von Runte plus an instrumental version of the band's 'Two Worlds Collide' EP.
|Label: HACIENDA RECORDS/24|
|Run Time: 132:50 mins|
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