Arthur Brown - Long Long Road

 (Limited Edition Red Vinyl)




 

Limited edition 180-gram red vinyl

"Without Arthur Brown there would be no Alice Cooper." — Alice Cooper

"Arthur Brown was a big influence of mine ... Arthur Brown has the voice of death." — Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden

Pretty much everyone into rock music knows Arthur Brown — and not just because of his iconic, career-defining transatlantic hit single "Fire" from the 1968 album The Crazy World of Arthur Brown but also through his many collaborations with other outstanding artists, such as a cameo in the cult film Tommy, in which his dramatic vocals were backed by Eric Clapton and The Who, as well as working with The Alan Parsons Project, David Gilmore, The Prodigy, Bruce Dickinson, The Stranglers, Kula Shaker, Die Krupps, and many others.

Brown's nine-song album was written when "many disturbing things were going on around the globe — just as they are happening now," as Brown said in a statement. "Long Long Road" is a song of hope and courage to remind listeners of the choices they can make to become better people in a world with uncertain and unprecedented circumstances. Moreover, while this may seem like a long road, it is not limitless.

"While we were working on Long Long Road, many disturbing things were going on around the globe - just as they are happening now," Brown said. "Rik and I felt like asking humankind to look back along the history of our planet and to notice, how dangerous and yet at the same time full of promise human life is. We are all traveling on what appears to be a long road but that is in truth a never-ending path."

Scheduled for release on Arthur's 80th birthday on June 24, 2022, Long Long Road effortlessly shifts from progressive rock and soul to pristine blues rock, with the much-loved singer summoning his full vocal range with a mature mastery that comes only with the experience of a lifetime. Wild, vibrant, and crammed with rich musical textures, his album is quintessentially Arthur Brown, and can easily be construed as the apex and summary of a fascinating career that has spanned several decades. With each note on Long Long Road, Arthur Brown makes the impressive statement that he remains as authentic, challenging, creative and compelling as he was at his career's fiery beginning.

 

 



1. Gas Tanks
2. Coffin Confession
3. Going Down
4. Once I Had Illusions (Part 1)
5. I Like Games
6. Shining Brightness
7. The Blues and Messing Round
8. Long Long Road
9. Once I Had Illusions (Part 2)

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