news directly received from Yves Altana: New Retrospective album
"Neither Love Nor Money" from his band The Chrysalids, to be released on
August the 6th 2012.
This retrospective also contains the re-recording of 5 songs. On the following link you can listen to Shrine, one of the tracks which ash been re-recorded
This is the Track List and Press release, Yves has forwarded to us:
******************************** ALBUM NAME :Neither Love Nor Money TRACK LIST : 1. When There Are No Stars In The Sky 2. My Heart Is Where My Home Is 3. Home Grown Garden Boy 4. Shrine 5. Too Lucky To Listen 6. Half The Distance 7. Canute’s Last Wave 8. Days Like These 9. Tell My Story 10. Just Like Stingray 11. I Am My Mirror 12. Mad Professor 13. Don’t Wait At The Gates For Me 14. Spoil The Child 15. Before I Stop, Let Me Start
In South Manchester throughout 1989 two groups routinely rehearsed in
adjacent rehearsal rooms, exchanging nods of acknowledgement like polite
neighbours with nothing much to say to each other. One of these groups
would soon become known to the world, whilst the other was to soon
retire from it - Manchester, and the world, was about to go Mad.
The Chrysalids were brought to the cusp of being by indie pop crooner,
John Wood, (late of C86's One Thousand Violins) and Corsican maverick
musician, Yves Altana, who had taken refuge in the city where many of
their strongest musical affinities had originated. However, in 1989
expressive singing was soon to become drowned out by a chemicalized
Madchester monotone, and songwriters who felt that they could pull
anything out from pop's lustrous historical bag were to be largely
overlooked in favour of the merely 'baggy'. The Chrysalids had
accumulated a repertoire of pop mastery and emotional intensity, but
they were 'down' just as the rest of the world around them was 'up'.
Their songs were a testimony to those who felt apart from the world, not
a part of it.
The final mastering of The Chrysalids'
retrospective album 'Neither Love Nor Money' one week prior to the
announcement of The Stone Roses reunion sees The Chrysalids finally come
fully into the world - not so much as the "resurrection" but as the
life. Now, more than 20 years since the songs on this album took their
first breath (and featuring four entirely new recordings) 'Neither Love
Nor Money' is no fossilised pop pupa but, rather, brings The Chrysalids
to us as the unbroken butterfly of 2012. *************************
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