Spiritual Front – The Queen Is Not Dead
Label: Auerbach Tonträger (2023)
“The Queen Is Not Dead” is not your average Spiritual Front album, but then again, nothing about the Italian suicidal pop outfit has ever been lukewarm or middle of the road anyway.
Out 21-07-2023 Please note that the Vinyl is include a 7Inch Vinyl, that´s why the price is high.
“The Queen Is Not Dead” is not your average Spiritual Front album, but then again, nothing about the Italian suicidal pop outfit has ever been lukewarm or middle of the road anyway. In fact the eighth studio full-length from the Romans is “a homage to Morrissey’s and Johnny Marr’s legendary hymns of unquestionable beauty”, according to Simone Salvatori.
The band’s founder and frontman claims THE SMITHS as a major musical inspiration for every member of SPIRITUAL FRONT. The Italians recorded the album with the explicit aim to pay a respectful homage yet at the same time to stay away from cloning. Across fifteen cover tracks, which many consider sacred, the Italians stayed true to the original recordings, while pulling those songs closer to the sonic world of SPIRITUAL FRONT for example by adding strings and horn parts. Salvatori and his fellow band members, guitarist Francesco Conte and Andrea Freda on drums, are joined by bass player Daniele Raggi, a string sextet and a horn player as well as a plethora of contributions by friends, among others including vocalist Durga McBroom (PINK FLOYD, BLUE PEARL), Riccardo Galati, Filippo Marcheggiani (BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO), Michal Stepien (MGŁA), Jairo Zavala (CALEXICO), King Dude, Traci Danielle (MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT), Riccardo Spilli (IL BALLETTO DI BRONZO) and Sasha Boole (ME AND THAT MAN).
01 Still Ill
03 There is a Light that never goes out
04 How soon is now?
05 This charming Man
06 Girl afraid
08 Bigmouth strikes again
09 Girlfriend in a Coma
10 The Boy with the Thorn in his Side
11 Barbarism Begins at Home .
12 What Difference does it make?
13 Please, Please, Please let Me get what I want
14 Shoplifters of the World unite
15 The Queen is Dead
Black Vinyl, CD Digipack, Green Vinyl