- Release Date 2014-12-15
- Label August Day Recordings
- Catalog ADAY021
Following a long hiatus, ended last year by their first album in almost 30 years, Visage are back once again with a new album this winter. A spin on the traditional â€˜Greatest Hitsâ€™ album, the new LP â€˜Orchestralâ€™ sees the band performing new versions of their most loved songs backed by the likes of the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, the Czech Synthosynphonica Orchestra and others.
The incredible new arrangements, adding in layers of strings, woodwind, brass and percussion to give these great tracks a fresh spin, include a 7 minute orchestral version of breakthrough hit â€˜Fade To Greyâ€™ set to be the lead single.
The idea for the album was inspired by an invitation to play alongside Czech Synthosynphonica Orchestra to close the World Ski Jumping Championships in March 2014. The success of that show and the new sound they created led Steve Strange and the rest of the band to pursue it further. The result is the album â€˜Orchestralâ€™ â€" set for release this winter.
â€˜Orchestral follows the success of the 4th Visage album, â€˜Hearts & Knivesâ€™, released in 2013. Following five singles from the album, the band has soared back into the public consciousness with gigs around the world, taking their sound out of the studio and onto the stage for the first time. Reaction to their live show has been phenomenal, and the band have no plans to stop what theyâ€™ve started.
And with work now beginning on a follow up album of original songs, â€˜Orchestralâ€™ is a chance to first look back on some of Visageâ€™s greatest tracks as youâ€™ve never heard them before.