Echo & The Bunnymen / The Stars, The Oceans & the Moon / new studio album

Loads of signed editions & bundles on the official store.

Echo & The Bunnymen will release a new album, The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon, next year which will feature Bunnymen classics transformed and new songs “with strings & things attached”.

Lead by the Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, and co-produced by Andy Wright, there is no final track listing for The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon as yet, but we are promised that they will revisit “some of their greatest songs” and that we can expect a couple of brand new tracks. McCulloch’s take on this project is as follows: “I’m not doing this for anyone else. I’m doing it as it’s important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it.”

There isn’t even finalised artwork at this stage, but the official store is offering a great range of editions and bundles and, refreshingly, you don’t have to spent a fortune to get a signed item – you can pick up a signed CD for just £12 and a signed 2LP black vinyl for £25.

Exclusive formats include a 2LP picture disc edition (signed) and there’s a plethora of bundles – including a 4LP+CD+Cassette offering – all of which are well priced given the content. If you pre-order anything on the official store before 9am on Wed 29 November you get unique access to the ticket pre-sale for the band’s 2018 UK tour.

The album will be issued on 18 May 2018. Standard editions are available via normal channels, such as Amazon (see below). More on this release when we have it.

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Echo And The Bunnymen

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon - CD edition

Shop Price gbp Stock
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 10.99
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.99
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 14.98
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 17.99
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 21.78
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 15.99
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 10.99

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Echo And The Bunnymen

The Stars, The Oceans & The Moon - 2LP black vinyl

Shop Price gbp Stock
Amazon uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.99
Amazon de 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.99
Amazon usa 6LP coloured vinyl box 26.98
Amazon it 6LP coloured vinyl box 26.09
Amazon es 6LP coloured vinyl box 32.58
Amazon ca 6LP coloured vinyl box 45.69
JPC de 6LP coloured vinyl box 24.99
HMV uk 6LP coloured vinyl box 23.99

25 responses to Echo & The Bunnymen / The Stars, The Oceans & the Moon / new studio album

  1. Boaz Halachmi says:

    New release date: 5.10.18


    1. Bring On The Dancing Horses
    2. The Somnambulist
    3. Nothing Lasts Forever
    4. Lips Like Sugar
    5. Rescue
    6. Rust
    7. Angels & Devils
    8. Bedbugs & Ballyhoo
    9. Zimbo
    10. Stars Are Stars
    11. Seven Seas
    12. Ocean Rain
    13. The Cutter
    14. How Far?
    15. The Killing Moon

  2. Geoff D says:

    Yes, very annoying considering that they’re touring next month. Not a big fan of the cover either – I actually preferred the temporary one.

  3. Paul E. says:

    For those still following this release, I was just notified that it is now delayed until October 5th 2018.

    • Ryk says:

      Got that email also. A tad disappointing. Having it shipped to NZ (where I currently am), but I am out of the country for 15 months come July, so I will only get to play this a year after (new) release. Unless of course there are further delays.

  4. ken says:

    I just purchased the double vinyl signed. Thanks Paul for the heads-up on this very interesting sounding Echo and the Bunneymen release.
    I saw them in Toronto on the last tour and thought they were great. Not sure that you can improve on some of the classic songs, perhaps reinterpret them. The original versions had such an urgency and distinct production that even in slower songs felt they were were exploding underneath it all. Who else could have stuttered cauliflower and sounded cool?
    Looking forward to it but again I can’t see the songs being improved upon. I do hope it’s 80 min of trying to however.

    • Peter Vasky says:

      I have all ways the bunny men they have very cool music ! and 2 find out they have a new album coming out that is great guess i will just have 2 wait c what its like i have all old stuff and i have all ways like them ! well b looking for the new album glad the bunny men r back !

  5. Peas and L says:

    Mac sounded in fine voice last year when I saw the Bunnymen live last year although I believe he’s had his ups and downs with it over the years. Personally I’m not keen on revamping old songs, orchestral versions, unplugged sets etc and don’t agree with McCulloch when he says they need to “make the songs better”. They’re already perfect as they are. You can’t make The Killing Moon any better than it already is.. but as Mac the mouth says he’s doing it for himself not for us.
    I wonder if this is one of those things like the Spot The Difference album Squeeze made where they re-recorded their songs to get around some issues with royalties.

  6. KeithC says:

    Looking forward to this but would like some new songs as well; the last two releases I actually liked and they do get better on repeated plays.

    As for Mac’s voice, I saw them in Calgary in early August this year and he sounded fantastic. Same pose and voice strength as I recall from the 80’s.

  7. Andrew says:

    I like the idea of revisiting the back catalogue. I hope that they don’t just rely on the early albums and include songs from Evergreen, Siberia, Flowers etc?

  8. Geoff D says:

    No problem at all, Paul – I know you’re busy! Worth noting as well that those prices don’t include postage as, for example, the double picture disc incurs £5:50 p&p on top of the listed price.

  9. Geoff D says:

    As I mentioned in my email to Paul, there was a 1CD+2LP+2Picture Disc LP (all signed) option for £50 on Sunday night which I thought was too good to be true – and it was, as the CD has disappeared from that bundle now that ordering has gone live. Still not a bad price for 2 signed double LP’s and it’s worth noting that download codes are included. Other artists should take note.

  10. martin farnworth says:

    a bit sceptical of this release. it’ll be getting on for four years since the last album- have they not got enough new songs? such projects tend to give a whiff of low creativity anyway mac’s voice is shot-surely we don’t need new versions. having said that i await with interest. maybe some songs like ones off the self titled album could actually be improved.

    • David Bricknell says:

      If you haven’t done so already, I’d recommend having a listen to the two live orchestral albums Ian MacCulloch put out not so long ago (mentioned above). The reworkings with strings added immeasurably to the Bunnymen’s songbook, which he played extensively.

      I’m genuinely surprised to read your comment that Mac’s voice is “shot”. I honestly couldn’t disagree more – despite the ciggies, his voice is still as brilliant as ever, unlike some of his contempories from the 80’s.

      • Daran says:

        Don’t think his voice stands up very well on his Aha Summer Solstice duet. And he’s singing one of his own songs! Morten has him for breakfast in vocal quality.

  11. Michael G says:

    Thankyou I have bought the signed CD looking forward to hearing this when released.

  12. Musicneil66 says:

    Thanks Paul can’t wait to hear what they have done to some classics

  13. Ryk says:

    Awesome! Easiest purchase in a while.

  14. Alan Wilson says:

    Just one thing to bear in mind if you would like to get pre-sale ticket access but don’t want to purchase from that particular webstore you can use the “No Purchase Necassary” link located just under the details of the pre sale (it’s in a smaller font, so you may miss it)

  15. negative1 says:

    very cool, i always like these kind of artistic projects.

    echo and orchestral are a good match. hopefully it will
    include some of my favorite songs.


  16. James says:

    ordered the big bundle. $147 CDN for two signed double LPs, CD, cassette and shipping. Thanks for the heads up

  17. Paul E. says:

    Having purchased Ian McCulloch’s 2012 “Live at Liverpool Anglican Cathedral” + 2013’s “Orchestral Reworks from The Union Chapel”…this is a must buy for me. Bunnymen songs were certainly included in those two releases but did not include Will Sergeant so I’m excited to see if they can top the original album versions (ok, they won’t – but this should be great all the same).

  18. Daniel says:

    Nice options! Even with shipping to the US, the prices are not unreasonable! Thanks for the heads up!!

  19. Stevie B says:

    Sounds FAB. Just Ordered. Saw them back in the day (1984) look forward to catching them again in 2018.

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