Velveteen Cover by Carnival Star

Hey Rose fans, check out this new cover of Velveteen by Carnival Star. ProducerMark is behind the project, and he’s a huge supporter of the Rose, regularly playing them on his Indie Show - I recommend you check it out.

Taken from the “Era Sessions EP” – Velveteen is one of five covers featuring 5 bands and 5 albums from the late 70′s and early 80′s.

The EP features vocalists and musicians from various countries. Released as a tribute to those bands and musicians who remain a strong influence in the music of others around the world.

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“Just heard Carnival Star’s cover of one of my old songs. At first I thought it was the fucking original…”

“Carnival Star’s version of Velveteen evoked an epoch of good memories that I had almost forgotten… The song was born from one of my simple chord sequence that was meant to go round and round and hypnotise the listener. Live it grew to become a real corker!
Cheers Carnival Star for the trip!”

Paul James Berry 2014
Founder & Guitarist – The Rose of Avalanche

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The “Era Sessions EP” was recorded in various countries around the world with various musicians taking part during a five month period.

Scotland, England, Italy, Norway & USA to be exact.

The original concept behind recording these covers was simply for entertainment and to take a break from the recording and writing of the original album material for future release.

However, it soon became clear that the fun was producing some interesting results and that these tracks should go out for free as a tribute to the bands that many of us in Carnival Star regard as influences and inspirations to all of our music.

Staying true to the arrangements of the originals, our aim was to simply take the tracks and produce an EP that we enjoyed making and performing.
Credits
Released 11 May 2014
Recorded in Scotland, England, Italy, Norway & USA

  • Union City Blue (Blondie Cover) – Vocals Allegra Lusini – Written by Nigel Harrison / Debbie Harry
  • Velveteen (Rose of Avalanche Cover) – Vocals ProducerMark – Written by Paul J. Berry / Glenn Schultz / Philip Morris
  • Walk Away (Sisters of Mercy Cover) – Vocals Liquid Grey – Written by Andrew Eldritch / Wayne Hussey
  • The Drowning Man (The Cure Cover) – Vocals Zach Wiser (The Secret Post) – Written by Laurence Tolhurst / Robert Smith / Simon Gallup
  • What Difference Does It Make (The Smiths Cover) – Vocals Captain T (The Sovran) – Written by Johnny Marr / Morrissey
  • Bonus Track – UCB Cruel Brit Mix – Vocals Allegra Lusini – Written by Nigel Harrison / Debbie Harry – Re-mixed by Cruel Britannia

Music recorded and performed by ProducerMark
Co-produced by Liquid Grey
Remote Engineered by Cruel Britannia
Vocals recorded on location by the performers

Full show recording of the ROA’s last ever gig!

A lovely fellow called Derek Edward Price has uploaded the full video recording of the last ever Rose gig from the Dutchess of York on 29th May 1993. You will see from the set list that there are a number of new tracks in the set (titles unknown) giving us a tantalising glimpse into what the 4th official studio album may have sounded like.

I have to say the new songs sounded pretty promising, but sadly it was never to be.

Setlist

01 Intro
02 Something More Than Sex (?)
03 All Is Liberty (?)
04 I Don’t Wanna Sing This Song Again
05 I’m In Heaven
06 String A’ Beads
07 Lights On
08 If You Only Knew
09 Follow Me (?)
10 Why?
11 I Just Don’t Mind
12 Love Keeps Me Hanging On
13 Rules (?)
14 Somebody To Love (Jefferson Airplane cover)
15 Ride The Storm
16 Always There
(encore)
17 Too Many Castles In The Sky
18 Step It Up (Stereo MC’s cover)

Alt-Fest

Just a little post to bring to you an awesome alternative music festival happening in the UK in 2014. This one is a ground breaker, being initially funded with a Kickstarter campaign, it really can claim to be for the fans, by the fans.

There is a Goth stage at the festival and I suspect many fans of the Rose will also like many of the bands already confirmed: Fields of The Nephilim, Eden House, Skeletal Family, March Violets and many more.

Click here for more info and tickets.

Paul James Berry German Live Dates

Rose fans, make sure you get along to see PJB playing in Germany during April 2013.

 

 

ROA Content from The Story Of The Alternative 80′s

Last year Future published “The Cure and the story of the alternative 80′s” magazine which you can still pick up from here.

Here is the Rose of Avalanche content from the magazine.