I was thrilled to learn today that Cheap Trick has announced details about the band's forthcoming album, "The Latest." The CD cover is pretty cool too, huh?
Multi-platinum rock band Cheap Trick announce the pre-order of the new album "The Latest," currently available exclusively through the band’s official website- www.cheaptrick.com- and on Amazon.com. "The Latest," produced by Julian Raymond & Howard Willing, continues Cheap Trick’s reign as power-pop progenitors as they celebrate their 35th anniversary together. Julian Raymond says, “Cheap Trick are fun to record because they are each a master of their craft, and there are so many great new songs on this record. But we also included an old one called ‘When The Lights Are Out.’ I couldn’t believe it wasn’t released in ‘76 when the band did it. I insisted they put it on the record just as it was.” See the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikLBEJtK6PM.Those who take advantage of this unique offer will receive the album on June 23rd just as the band kicks off their summer tour with Def Leppard (tour dates below).
Additional limited edition merchandise including the LP and 8-Track will also be available on www.cheaptrick.com. Amazon is the exclusive digital retailer of The Latest for one month with the album hitting national retail in mid-July. Cheap Trick formed in the city of Rockford, IL in 1974. The band has since released six platinum albums and had numerous hits including “Surrender,” “I Want You to Want Me" and “Dream Police." Cheap Trick features the original line-up of Robin Zander - vocals and guitar, Rick Nielsen - guitar and backing vocals, Bun E. Carlos - drums and backing vocals & Tom Petersson - bass and backing vocals.
"The Latest" track listing:
When The Lights Are Out
Sick Man of Europe
Everyday You Make Me Crazy
Times of Our Lives
Closer, The Ballad of Burt and Linda
Cheap Trick hits the road this summer for a 40-city tour with Def Leppard, including an
August 30, 2009 date at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine.