Right then, as sad as it is to have had to say goodbye to Ian - and believe us, we've tried our best to persuade him, and Steve, to stay - life moves on. We have a number of gigs coming up that we'll now reveal to you, two of them with Manning, at The Robin 2 (June 9th, with Jump opening the show) and The Met, Bury (July 6th) and Si and Rich, who will henceforth be using the moniker "Neo Deals" for any duo gigs, will be opening up for Crimson Sky and Red Jasper at The Fleece in Bristol on June 20th. Full details over on the Live Dates page.
We're finishing the writing of [REDACTED] at the moment too - we've played four of the eight track already, plus released a fifth, Endless Silence as a free download and maybe you'll hear some more at these gigs!
We'll also have some more exciting Also Eden news for you later in the week!
Our forthcoming album, entitled [REDACTED], is due out in May - more details soon. Original artwork has been commissioned from our friend Neil McChrystal and the first piece, "Shock", was used to create the "virtual" cover for our free download of Endless Silence. The Art Director for the project overall is Graeme Bell, who created the excellent artwork for Differences As Light. If there's enough demand, we'll also be creating a lovely vinyl package, which will really showcase Neil's great work.
The album page for [REDACTED] now has photos of the five pieces Neil has created, entitled, Shock, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.
As you'll have noticed, we decided not to put the whole of the lyrics in the booklet, 'cos that just makes them nigh on impossible to read. You can find all of the lyrics on the Think Of The Children! page, and there's a complete text file of them here.
Huge thanks go out to Karla-Louise Davidson and Rianne Kolenbrander for the original sketches used in the album artwork, and to Marcel Kolenbrander of H and S for putting it all together with Rich.
Thanks to everyone who turned out at The Fleece in Bristol. If, for some strange reason, you couldn't make it, you can hear some of what you missed here (22min MP3 Sampler).
While we very much prefer you to buy directly from us on our website, we also recognise that many fans like to download their music onto certain "i"-based devices, and now, as well as our first album, "About Time" and the 2009 follow-up "It's Kind of You to Ask", the 2010 EP Differences As Light, released to feature vocalist Rich Harding who'd just joined the band, is also available on iTunes for you to download and enjoy. Please see Also Eden on iTunes for more information!