To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the band’s successful debut album Rise (2006), The Answer are celebrating with a special re-issue to be released on June 17, 2016. Fully re-mastered, you can pre-order the album now via their PledgeMusic campaign.
The re-mastered version of Rise will be available in a couple of formats. A 2 CD gatefold hardback book, with a second CD of never before heard demos from 2004, plus a brand new mix of Under The Sky and more. The hardback book also contains a 28-page new art booklet compiled by the original designer, Paul Chessell, and will include old photos, new liner notes and period memories from each member of the band.
For the first time, Rise will be available on 180-gram vinyl. A special bundle version includes a signed unique 32-page bound 12″ hardback book with extended artwork and 2 CDs with five additional and exclusive acoustic versions of Rise tracks. The vinyl only version also includes a download card.
Pre-order and check out all of the exclusives including a poster and T-shirt here.
Lead singer and front man Cormac Neeson said, “This album will forever hold a special place in our hearts. As with most of the music we release, we approached the 10th Anniversary of Rise from a music fans perspective. We spent weeks sifting through our old demos and photos from that period in our lives and found some stuff I’d forgotten even existed! We also went back into the studio to freshen up a new version of Under The Sky and of course there’s a never before released vinyl format of this record which I’m personally looking forward to annoying the neighbours with when I get back home to Belfast!”
Rise gave the band, who hail from Northern Ireland, a hit not only in the UK but in other key international territories, notably Japan. The 2006 album set them on their way to not only performing shows with the likes of AC/DC, Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Rolling Stones and Paul Rodgers but also headlining shows across the world. Classic Rock magazine named The Answer ‘Best New Band’ in 2005 and in the same year Jimmy Page, who has attended several concerts, also gave them his seal of approval.
If that’s not enough, sign up for their newsletter here and you will receive an MP3 of their cover of Pink Floyd’s Money, recorded in November 2015 at Abbey Road Studios.
If you are wondering about new music, The Answer are also in the process or recording a new album, expected to be released at the end of 2016.