A Flock Of Seagulls
Grammy Award winning, A Flock of Seagulls return with a second installment of their Orchestral Hits Opus.
Following up on their 2018 their "Ascension" album, the band return with a second installment of their Orchestral Hits opus. 'String Theory' includes 11 new recordings of some of their classic hits and fan favorites. The album features the Prague Philharmonic and other orchestras and adds an extra orchestral backing to hits such as 'Messages', 'Say You Love Me' and 'The More You Live, The More You Love', 'Remember David' and 'The Story of A Young Heart'. The album features appearances from all 4 original members Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds.
A Flock Of Seagulls may well be known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as much as their hit single "I Ran". A Flock Of Seagulls were one of prime movers in the 80's new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement. Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock Of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later.. "Telecommunication" became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs. The band signed a major-label contract with Jive by the end of the year, and their eponymous debut album appeared in the spring of 1982. "I Ran (So Far Away)" was released as the first single from the album, and MTV quickly picked up on its icily attractive video, which featured long shots of Mike Score and his distinctive, cascading hair. The single climbed into the American Top Ten, taking the album along with it. In the UK, "I Ran" didn't make the Top 40, but "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" reached number ten later that year; in America, that single became a Top 40 hit in 1983, after "Space Age Love Song" peaked at number 30. "Wishing" was taken from the group's second album "Listen" in 1983. The band released 1984's "The Story of A Young Heart" which fielded the hit "The More You Live, The More You Love".
A Flock Of Seagulls are famous for their music but also famous for their references in popular culture from TV (Ross's Haircut in Friends), Computer Games ("I Ran" was the standout track on Grand Theft Auto Radio), Film (The band and haircut are referenced in Pulp Fiction, X-Men and The Wedding Singer) . This cemented the bands reputation and brought the band to a whole new legion of fans.
In 2003, the original line-up of Mike, Ali, Frank and Paul reunited for a one-off performance on the VH1 series Bands Reunited. In September 2004, they reformed again and did a brief tour in the United States. From 2004 to 2021 Mike was as busy as ever touring the band around the world. In 2018 the band appeared on record together for their "Ascension" album. The original members all make an appearance on record together for 'String Theory'.
All tracks Written by Francis Maudsley, Paul Reynolds, Alister James Score & Michael Score.
Except 01, 02 & 06 by Michael Score.
All Tracks Published by Concord Music Publishing. Except 01, 02, 06 & 11 by Copyright Control.
Produced by John Bryan And Sare Havlicek.
Vocals by Mike Score.
Keyboards by Mike Score.
Guitars by Mike Score, Paul Reynolds and Slava Voroshnin.
Bass by Frank Maudsley, Slava Voroshnin and Denis Susin.
Drums by Ali Score and Charlie Pine.
Orchestral parts performed by the Slovenian Symphonic Film Orchestra.
Programming by Slava Voroshnin & Sare Havlicek.
Synthesizers by Mike Score & Sare Havlicek
Orchestral Arrangements by Pete Whitfield, John Bryan & Sare Havlicek.
Recorded at Loop Studio and Tokyorama Studio.
Mixed by Sare Havlicek in Tokyorama Studio.
Mastered by Eugene @ Cromon Tor.
Artwork By William P @ YamGraphics & Rich Elson.
(P) & (C) 2021 August Day Recordings
Mike Score would like to thank Ceena Score, Olivia Collier, Armando, Pete Whitfield, Rich Elson, John Bryan and Sare Havlicek.
|1.||Loves Overture||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|2.||Say You Love Me [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|3.||Messages [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|4.||Never Again (The Dancer) [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|5.||Remember David [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|6.||Hearts On Fire [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|7.||The Story Of A Young Heart [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|8.||What You Said, What You Meant [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|9.||Living In Heaven [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|10.||What Am I Supposed To Do [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
|11.||Rainfall [Orchestral Version]||Buy Track ( 0.94)|
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