The complete gig, thanks to Dawnrazor67.
Thanks to super fan Richard Head, the video for Never Another Sunset has finally reappeared on YouTube.
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.
“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
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.
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
The complete First Avalanche album has been uploaded to YouTube. Enjoy.
After the nostalgia of the recent Alan Davis interview it felt right that I should showcase the song that started it all – LA Rain.
One of the rarer Rose tracks, “I Believe” was a double A side included on the 1990 I Believe EP. The EP was only released in mainland Europe so was hard to get in the UK.
A rare treat Rose fans!
A long lost bootleg video of the bands performance at Rome Piper 80 on the 22nd May 1989 has re-surfaced, thanks to Richard Head for sending it over, and to MacSandy for the original posting. Here is “What’s Going Down” for you to enjoy. The quality is not great, but considering the video’s rarity, age, and various transfers, it is more than watchable, especially for the hardcore fan.
I will post further clips from the show over the coming weeks.