Johnny Marr is following up his 2014 album Playland with Adrenalin Baby, a double live set featuring music from both his solo albums as well as a handful of songs from that other band he was in with a guy named Morrissey. Always more low-key and less front and center than his larger than life former bandmate, Marr provided the sonic foundation for what is recognized as one of alt-music’s most revered post-punk bands. Marr’s goal with Adrenalin Baby was to capture the energy of his live shows, and he’s done a pretty good job – the Smiths songs sound particularly clean and tight, with Marr handling the vocals surprisingly well. Check it out below –
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Limited edition and numbered pink coloured double-vinyl (with a poster).
Johnny Marr will release his debut live solo album âAdrenalin Babyâ on November 13th through Warners. âAdrenalin Babyâ documents his energetic live performances over the past three years across a double album.
âAdrenalin Babyâ was recorded primarily at his Brixton Academy and Manchester Apollo shows during Johnnyâs âPlaylandâ tour in support of his Top 10 solo albums âThe Messengerâ and âPlaylandâ. In addition to material from his solo albums, âAdrenalin Babyâ also features takes on The Smithsâ classics âThe Headmaster Ritualâ, âBigmouth Strikes Againâ, âThere Is A Light That Never Goes Outâ and âHow Soon Is Now?â.
The collection is completed by Electronicâs âGetting Away With Itâ and Johnnyâs interpretation of âI Fought The Lawâ.
âI wanted to capture the atmosphere and feeling of the last couple of tours,â says Johnny. âItâs been a special time and the album is a document for fans who were there, and for people who havenÂšt seen me and might want to check out what the shows are about. I like live records when they're a good listen, ItÂšs turned out really well.â
1. Playland (Live)
2. The Right Thing Right
3. Easy Money (Live)
4. 25 Hours (Live)
5. New Town Velocity (Live)
6. The Headmaster Ritual (Live)
7. The Messenger (Live)
8. Back In The Box (Live)
9. Generate! Generate! (Live)
10. Bigmouth Strikes Again (Live)
11. Boys Get Straight (Live)
12. Candidate (Live)
13. Getting Away With It (Live)
14. There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (Live)
15. Dynamo (Live)
16. I Fought The Law (Live)
17. How Soon Is Now? (Live)
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