colour vinyl double LP
on sale late July
With a history that traces back to the classic Italian band, Standarte, London Underground formed in December 1998 in Florence; they began by recreating the UK keyboard sounds of the likes of Brian Auger and George Fame, moving onto a more progressive rock feel by the time they released their second album.
After a period of inactivity, in 2008 Gianluca Gerlini reformed the band and recorded their third album 'Honey Drops'; The London Underground today have a sound that is still inspired by the Hammond - now purely instrumental, they also draw influences from soundtracks of films from the 60s and 70s.
The website Progressive Rock Fanatics summed things up rather neatly...'If you like keyboards and more keyboards layered over keyboards, with an astonishingly tight rhythm section laying down tight grooves- you’ll love LONDON UNDERGROUND. Add in spacey, jazzy jams that sometimes sound lifted from classic progressive albums of yore (think Atomic Rooster, Pink Floyd, Argent, heck, even vintage Santana - you’ll get the flavor, fall under the spell of the music, and emerge on the other side with a grin.
FdM and London Underground started dating when I heard their version of 'Queen St. Gang'. That led me to their latest album, 'Four', which is bloody marvelous from start-to-finish; it's up there with the Tor Peders album, in my humble opinion, the only thing that stopped FdM from pouncing on it being that the band have already self-released it on vinyl.
What to do? the LP is a natural for FdM but what could be done to enhance/extend/expand it...how about a special colour vinyl edition? Good start, but it needed more and it's the only album by the band that's found its way onto vinyl so far...so how about making it a double LP including a bonus LP comprising some of the best tracks from their first three albums?
So, here comes London Undergound's 'Space Edition' - a double LP reproducing their 'Four' LP on purple vinyl plus a bonus LP, also on purple vinyl, of a selection of tracks from their previous releases.
There'll only be 300 copies for sale, so FdM club members will get priority
we'll begin taking pre-orders at the end of May - join our mailing list to more details as and when we get them...go to - http://eepurl.com/YTZfj and sign up now
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