RadioandMusic
| 26 Sep 2020
Times Music releases Above & Beyond's new album Acoustic II

MUMBAI: Grammy-nominated songwriters 'Above & Beyond' have released a new album 'Acoustic II' with Times Music. Above & Beyond is an English progressive trance group comprising Jono Grant, Tony McGuinness, and Paavo Siljamäki. Formed in 2000, they are the owners of London-based electronic dance music labels ‘Anjunabeats’ and ‘Anjunadeep’, and also host a weekly radio show titled ‘Group Therapy Radio’.

The group had released a critically acclaimed electronic album, 'We Are All We Need' last year.  'Acoustic II' revisits several of the best-loved songs from that album and as well as classics from Above & Beyond’s wide back catalogue. Under the supervision of musical director Bob Bradley, the trio has reworked a total of 13 tracks into rich, string-laden band arrangements that reference Portishead, Angelo Badalamenti and movie soundtracks with a uniquely Above & Beyond idiosyncrasy.

Above & Beyond are the only British dance act to sell out Madison Square Garden as DJs, and yet are about to take an 18-piece band set up on a sold out tour of the world's most iconic concert halls: including London's Royal Albert Hall, Sydney Opera House.

The secret is in the songs. Sung back at them by thousands at their celebratory DJ sets, Above & Beyond's tales of life, love and loss have soundtracked weddings, proposals, hikes up Everest, marathons and funerals - stories which are tweeted and emailed into the band each week. The lyrics have been plastered on festival signs, provided solace for fans in hard times and have been tattooed with pride by thousands of fans.

Above & Beyond Acoustic II revisits several of the best loved songs from that album and as well as classics from Above & Beyond’s wide back catalogue and reworks them for concert halls rather than clubs; breathing new life and context into them. Under the supervision of musical director Bob Bradley, the legendary trio have reworked a total of 13 tracks into rich, string-laden band arrangements that reference Portishead, Angelo Badalamenti movie soundtracks with a uniquely Above & Beyond idiosyncrasy. 

 

Tracklist:

1. Hello

2. We’re All We Need

3. On My Way To Heaven

4. Save Me

5. All Over The World

6. No One On Earth

7. Black Room Boy

8. Peace Of Mind

9. Sticky Fingers

10. Alchemy

11. Counting Down The Days / Liquid Love

12. Blue Sky Action

13. Another Chance

Check out the whole album here: bit.ly/1stUSqn