Breaking the silence
Warner Music release ‘Walk on Fire’ and ‘Deep’ on all streaming platforms for the first time
Belfast live show announced to showcase forthcoming new album
Classic albums by Irish band Silent Running are now available digitally for the first time.
Lead singer Peter Gamble explained “when we got back together in 2019 the question I was most asked was ‘why aren’t the original albums available on Spotify?’ Our social media platforms were jammed with comments from people wanting to be able to get their hands on the older songs. At the beginning of this year, I got in touch with Warner Music which now owns the rights to the albums that were originally released on EMI and Atlantic Records. To my surprise and delight they were only too willing to help based on the renewed interest in the band and have made ‘Walk on Fire’ and ‘Deep’ available officially for the first time. It’s very exciting that a whole new generation will be able to hear songs that were written and recorded 30 years ago. Some ‘old school fans’ are clamouring for CD and vinyl re-issues and we’re hoping that if the digital release gets enough attention that will happen. Our first album ‘Shades of Liberty’ is currently being remastered and will be released later this year.”
‘Walk on Fire’ was released in 1987 and featured the US rock hit ‘Sanctuary’ was largely produced by Terry Brown, famed for his work with Rush. Two tracks were produced by renowned keyboard player Andy Richards who has worked with Frankie Goes to Hollywood, George Michael, Propaganda, Grace Jones, Rush, Annie Lennox, Gary Moore, Pet Shop Boys and many more.
The initial sessions for ‘Deep’ were produced by John Eden (Status Quo, Nazareth) and the album was completed in New York by the band and the legendary Frankie LaRocka (Brian Adams, Bon Jovi, Spin Doctors). ‘Deep’ was released in 1989 and yielded two American radio hits, ‘Deep in the Heart of Nowhere’ and ‘Local Hero’.
Silent Running are currently working on their fourth studio album scheduled for release in early 2022 and have announced a gig at Voodoo, Belfast on April 29th, 2022.
“Like every other band we’ve been dying to play live again. That’s what we enjoy most”, said Gamble. “On our day I think we’re one of the best live bands around and it’s been a nightmare not being able to perform. The good thing is that the break has allowed us to record what I firmly believe is our best album and I can’t wait until the fans hear it and we get to play the songs live.”
Tickets for the gig at Voodoo Belfast are available now and this will be followed by further gigs across the UK and Ireland in summer 2022.
Available now on Eventbrite
Sample Track Listing
Walk on Fire