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New Alabama 3 Retrospective album out 21st April
Hits And Exit Wounds: including previously unreleased material, is out on the 21 April 2008.
In celebration of a long, esteemed and wholly unique career... that has seen The Guardian dub them the best live band in Britain, Alabama 3 are to release a retrospective album and tour the UK this April. Featuring material from throughout their years together, these shows will culminate in Rock Against Racisms Hope Not Hate concert at the Carling Academy in Brixton. Hits and Exit Wounds contains previously unreleased material including SKAD For Life from the film SW9 (Vertigo Films), a collaboration between the legendary Orbital and Alabama 3 and Mansion on The Hill re-mixed by Arthur Baker (responsible for New Orders One Monday and Confusion). The album also includes a re-mix of How Can I Protect You from the up and coming film Borstal Productions.
Pre-order Hits and Exit Wounds here >
April Tour Dates
19.04.08 Dublin Button Factory
22.04.08 Glasgow ABC
23.04.08 Dundee Fat Sams
24.04.08 Newcastle Academy
25.04.08 Sheffield The Plug
26.04.08 Manchester Academy
27.04.08 Bristol Academy
28.04.08 Aylesbury Civic
29.04.08 Wolverhampton Wolfrun Hall
30.04.08 London Brixton Academy (Hope Not Hate)
Details of all gigs and booking information is on the Alabama 3 site calendar here >
The festival season is nearly here and Alabama 3 can confirm that they will be appearing at some of the most prestigious festivals this year including T in the Park, Oxygen, and Wickerman. We expect to be able to confirm other festival appearances very soon, so keep watching the website for the latest news.
On the 11th March the acoustic band touch down in the USA to play the South by South West festival in Austin, Texas. There will be at least 3 showcases, one of them being with Was (Not Was) at La Zona Rosa. These gigs by the unplugged band are a taster for the full bands planned tour of the USA, which kicks off on the 2nd July. Full details to follow on the website.
The band has also been involved in a project led by none other than Johnny Cashs son John Carter Cash - an album of re-mixes by Cash aficionados such as Snoop Dog. The band has done a re-mix of the Johnny Cash song Leave that Junk Alone. Larry and the Mountain of Love feature in a documentary film about the making of the album, which will air on MTV soon after the albums release next August. Larry Love said: We have always loved Johnny Cash and it was an honour to be asked to do this remix. Weve done it in the irreverent style Cash would have liked and it tries to update the song to the modern era while keeping the sleazy country side of music intact. As soon as we know the release date for this album and the title we will let you all know.
Brixton prison blues
Once again stepping into the shoes of The Man In Black, Alabama 3 unplugged and acoustic plays HM Brixton prison on the 20th March. This gig is by invitation-only of the Governor, HMP Brixton.
The twelve steps
The twelve-step plan began last month, giving Alabama 3 fans a chance to become involved in the genesis of the forthcoming album, by voting on which 1 of the 3 tracks they would like to appear, and an open competition of remixing each months chosen track. The first month was a great success - dont miss out this unique chance to become involved. To read more and to hear the latest tracks as they appear on line (final day of every month this year) check out the manifesto here >
Web site plans
We continue to work on improving the service we provide via the web site.... A new RSS ATOM feed has been provided on the news/gigs/Spirits blog section, sign up for it now to receive all the latest information direct to your browsers tool bar as soon as it appears online.
We have also re-designed the MySpace profile making it clearer and easier to use and including specific sections for tour dates, music releases, blogs, videos & much much more ! > www.myspace.com/alabama3uk
Keep logging on to the web site and keep giving us your excellent feedback on the new material.
On the 28th March the Alabama 3 will do a benefit gig for MOJO, the Miscarriages of Justice Organisation, which it has championed for a long time. The gig has been organised by legal professionals as appalled as the band at the plight of people wrongly imprisoned.
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