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Steve Perry – Traces (Alternative Versions & Sketches) – Pre-Order

Release Date: Dec. 4, 2020

In the fall of 2018, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Steve Perry ade his long-awaited return with the release of TRACES, the legendary musician’s first new album in 25 years. The album’s personal expression of love, inspiration and renewal resonated with both critics and fans around the world, thrilled to have their ‘voice of a generation’ making new music once again.  

Now on TRACES (Alternative Versions & Sketches), Perry revisits several of his favorite tracks, stripping away the grand production touches, taking the songs down to their essence. Presented acoustic and raw, (including some in sketch form) tracks like “Sun Shines Gray,” “No Erasin’,” “No More Cryin’,” and “Most Of All” take on new and richer meaning. In this setting, Perry’s iconic soulful voice glides out-front vibrant, clear and warm while the lyrics take on greater significance as well, even more intimate than before.

Produced by Perry and his longtime collaborator and friend, Thom Flowers, TRACES (Alternative Versions & Sketches) offers a fascinating glimpse into Steve’s creative process and a deeper understanding into an already treasured album.

“When writing these songs, the original inspiration is always my first compass – where the songs should go,” stated Perry. “Alternate Versions & Sketches is exactly that, and I’m very excited to have you hear the original seeds of these songs.”

  • Watch the “Most Of All” (Stripped) visualizer HERE.
  • Watch the previously unreleased “Most Of All” performance video” HERE
  • Order TRACES (Alternative Versions & SketchesHERE
  • Brand-new, special edition merchandise is now available exclusively on Steve’s online store.

With purchase of the album, instantly download Most Of All (Radio Mix) & Most Of All (Stripped). Downloads will be available each week leading up to the official album release on December 4, 2020. Remember to check the link in your email. Dates additional tracks will be released digitally: November 20 & December 2, 2020.

TRACES (Alternative Versions & Sketches) TRACK LIST:

  1. Most Of All (Radio Mix)
  2. No Erasin’ (Acoustic)
  3. I Need You (Acoustic)
  4. No More Cryin’ (Acoustic)
  5. Most Of All (Stripped) 
  6. We’re Still Here (Acoustic)
  7. You Belong To Me (Stripped)
  8. Sun Shines Gray (Acoustic)

Please Note: Estimated shipping date for Traces Alternate Versions merchandise ONLY is Dec. 18. CDs and Standard Vinyl will ship separately the first week of Dec. **ORDERS CONTAINING THE DELUXE VINYL + PICTURE DISC WILL SHIP BY JAN. 25**

Eddie Van Halen has died.

As if 2020 couldn’t get any worse Eddie Van Halen’s son Wolfgang just broke the news on twitter this afternoon that the legendary guitarist has passed away at age 65 after a long fight with cancer.

Regarded as one of the most innovative guitarists of the 20th century Eddie Van Halen changed the landscape of rock through a style uniquely his own, popularizing the two handed tapping technique in the late 1970s.

The band that bore his name went on to become kings of stadium rock launching hits the likes of Jump, Panama, Dreams, Why Can’t This Be Love, Love Walks In, When It’s Love (among countless others) into the stratosphere. Eddie further cemented his status as an icon by crossing over into the pop realm lending his skills on the guitar solo for Michael Jackson’s Beat It.

Our thoughts go out to Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s brother Alex and Eddie’s wife Janie. Eddie Van Halen was a one in a million talent who to this very day continues to inspire kids to pick up the guitar.

Sheryl Crow delivers powerful message with In The End

After re-releasing her 2012 track “Woman in the World,” (the 2020 remake has been aptly titled Woman In The White House) Sheryl Crow debuted a new politically-charged track called “In The End” earlier today. Co-written with Crow’s longtime collaborator Jeff Trott, the song examines an embattled president and a country facing their biggest moral dilemma.

In The End is available on all digital streaming platforms via https://sherylcrow.lnk.to/InTheEndTP

Candlebox offer glimpse of upcoming album with Let Me Down Easy

A staple of mid-90s alternative rock radio Candlebox entered the studio last year to start work on their seventh studio album and were lining it up for release in 2020 (as well as hitting the road in support of it) however due to the corona-virus pandemic those plans unfortunately had to be altered to 2021. Thankfully while all of us are isolating/social distancing Kevin and the guys have decided to give fans a taste of what’s to come with the first single – Let Me Down Easy.

No word yet when the single will be available for digital purchase but as soon as those links go live we’ll be sure to update this post. Until then you can stream Let Me Down Easy below via Candlebox’s official Youtube channel.

Seaway aiming to make ‘Big Vibe’ in October with new album.

The popular Canadian pop/punk act has just debuted the music video for the title track off of their upcoming 4th studio album – Big Vibe, which will be arriving on October 16th, 2020 via Pure Noise Records.

Along with the music video premiere also comes the album artwork and track listing which is featured below.

Big Vibe track listing:

  1. Brain In a Jar
  2. Big Vibe
  3. Mrs. David
  4. Still Blue
  5. Wild Things
  6. Pathetic
  7. Sweet Sugar
  8. Peach
  9. If You Let Me
  10. Wicked
  11. Sick Puppy

Big Vibe is available for pre-order in a wide variety of formats (LP, CD, Digital) & bundles (shirts, hoodies, covid masks, water bottles etc.) via Seaway’s official merch store – smarturl.it/SeawayBand