The Fiery Furnaces Announce Live AlbumApril 30, 2008
Matthew and Eleanor Friedberger, the sibling duo that makes up the core of the Fiery Furnaces, one of the most prolific bands in music, have announced an upcoming live album to coincide with their Spring Tour. Hot off the heels of their critically acclaimed Thrill Jockey release "Widow City", "Remember" is a double live record (triple LP) to be released in late August. As a special treat, "Remember" will be made available in advance to fans at the upcoming shows.
The Fiery Furnaces are one of the most unique experiences in live music. "Remember" captures the high energy, intricate complexity, amazing vocal acrobatics of Eleanor and the technical musicianship that defines a Fiery Furnaces performance. Collecting songs from their entire catalogue and performances across the globe starting in 2005, "Remember" is a unique document. The Fiery Furnaces reconstruct and re-arrange their songs for each tour. They go to great lengths to create versions that vary greatly from the recorded versions in tempo, instrumentation and arrangements. The band go through this process for each tour, never repeating themselves, and often combining songs in a musical collage that creates a new song made up of several - or even of bits of an entire album! These are not your mother's medleys. We know of no other band that goes to such great lengths to reinvent and re-imagine for every tour. As a result, "Remember" is unique as a live record. More than two hours of music appears on "Remember" as it appears no place else. Featuring 51 tracks, "Remember" will be issued in deluxe packaging as a limited edition double CD with coupon for bonus tracks and deluxe triple LP gatefold with coupon for downloads plus bonus material.