Man of Aran (Limited Yellow and Blue Vinyl 2LP)

Limited Yellow and Blue Vinyl 2LP

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These days British band Sea Power have dropped the British to avoid being confused with the rise of "a certain kind of nationalism", but today we're harking back to simpler times... 2009 to be exact. This unexpectedly exquisite, and largely instrumental, follow-up to the previous year's Do You Like Rock Music? is the studio version of a live soundtrack the band were commissioned to create for the 1934 film Man Of Aran. Cinematic, surly, and sublime. - Flying Out

Rough Trade Records are pleased to announce the reissue of Sea Power’s Man Of Aran score, which will see the album released on vinyl for the first time.In 2009 the band, then known as British Sea Power, were commissioned by the Edinburgh Film Festival to create their own soundtrack for the 1934 quasi-documentary, which they premiered by playing along live during a screening at the event.A studio version of the album followed in May the same year, while more screening/performances took place at the BFI in London and at cinemas in Brighton and Sheffield, while events were also staged on a series of islands, including Jersey, the Hebrides and a Norwegian islet in the Arctic Circle.The mainly instrumental score proved to be a true artistic collaboration that stretched across the decades, earning the group widespread acclaim upon its release, both for the music’s simpatico relationship with the original film and as a stand alone work in its own right.Declared by The Quietus on release as a “perfect symbiosis that should rightly be regarded as something of an understated classic,” Ireland’s Hot Press called it “Stunning... breath-taking” while NME encouraged listeners to “let it all gloriously wash over you.”Fans will finally be able to experience that artistic and emotional depth on vinyl with this reissue.


1. Man Of Aran
2. The South Sound
3. Come Wander With Me
4. Tiger King
5. The Currach
6. Boy Vertiginous
7. Spearing The Sunfish
8. Conneely Of The West
9. The North Sound
10. Woman Of Aran 
11. It Comes Back Again 
12. No Man Is An Archipelago

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