Release Date: 24 September 2007
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|Foo Fighters Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace Limited Double LP Set.
Foo Fighters have announced their forthcoming new album 'Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace', which will be released in late September. The album is the band's sixth studio release and marks the first time the band has worked with producer Gil Norton since 1997's double platinum 'The Colour And The Shape', which has been reissued a remastered 10th anniversary deluxe edition featuring six bonus tracks.
The 12-song set 'Echoes, Silence, Patience And Grace' may throw some fans for a loop, as tracks like 'Let It Die' and 'Erase Replace' make drastic stylistic shifts in a matter of seconds. "There's four-piece rock band sh*t, but then there are songs where the middle sections turn into this mass orchestrated swarm and ridiculous time signatures," Grohl says of the new material.
Among the rockers sure to sizzle in arenas this fall are opener 'The Pretender' ("It's a stomping Foo Fighters uptempo song, with a little bit of Chuck Berry in it") and 'Cheer Up Boys, Your Makeup Is Running' ("That will make festival grounds stomp really hard").
At the other end of the spectrum, 'The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners' finds Grohl and guest guitarist Kaki King flexing their fingerpicking. "This song is almost banjo-picking style with hammer-ons and pull-offs," Grohl says. "I showed it to her once and she shredded it 10 times better than I've ever played it." That song was inspired by two Tasmanian miners who were tapped underground for two weeks and, while awaiting rescue, requested an iPod with Foo Fighters music on it to help lift their spirits. Grohl was alerted of the situation by a staffer at the band's Australian record company and wrote a note to the two men.
1. The Pretender
2. Let It Die
4. Long Road to Ruin
5. Come Alive
6. Stranger Things Have Happened
7. Cheer Up, Boys (Your Make-Up Is Running)
8. Summer's End
9. The Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners
11. But, Honestly