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Monday, February 01, 2010

Oh, 'Brother.' It's The New Boyzone Album Cover

Boyzone revealed the album cover art for their fourth studio album, Brother, the other day. It's their first full LP since member Stephen Gately tragically died at age 33 in October. For that matter, it's their first full album since 19—effing—98.

Stephen's vocals will appear on the album, though. Says the group's official site:
"In December 2009 Keith, Mikey, Ronan and Shane were still grieving and making some very tough decisions about what the future should be for them as a band, not least whether this album should ever see the light of day. They agreed that the best thing that they could do to pay tribute to Stephen was to pick themselves up and get the show back on the road. So they headed back to the studio and finished the album, knowing in their hearts that it was the right thing to do.

"They treasured the vocals that Stephen had recorded, making the experience in the studio a hard and troubling time, but one which only served to bring the group even closer together."
And in case anyone missed the ultra-:*( video for Boyzone's Mika-penned new single "Gave It All Away," here 'tis:

Brother is out March 8 in Europe, with "Gave It All Away" being released a week prior.

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  • At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    Never really cared for Boyzone in their heyday although they were HUGE in the country I grew up in. I have to admit that "Gave it all away" really is a nice song though.

  • At 9:55 PM, Blogger D'luv said…

    Pranav, yeah, they were never my cuppa. I think "Gave It All Away" might be their first song I dig. Our musical compatibility is eerie!

  • At 4:43 PM, Anonymous Pranav said…

    @D'luv: very eerie indeed! But then again, I would not be an ardent reader of this blog if my musical tastes were completely different. Eeriness takes a whole new level when you do those "flashback" posts on european bands/artists I was convinced that only I remembered (most of my friends don't!).

  • At 9:46 AM, Blogger Music Lover said…

    me like :P


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