PictureHouse have today announced details of a compilation of some of the band’s favorite tracks spanning the period around their first two albums.
Having freed themselves from one record label in 1995 and eventually signing with a major label for their first two albums, the band became live favorites around Europe supporting the likes of Meatloaf, The Corrs, Mel C, Runrig, Bon Jovi, The Saw Doctors, countless festivals and their own legendary tours saw the band collect hordes of followers. Their policy of playing anywhere to anyone meant they played in front of a million people in 1998 whilst both Shine Box and Karmarama went top 10 in Ireland with Sunburst being the most played song on Irish radio as well as being used on a national TV advertising campaign.
Entitled “How Can I Explain How This Came To Be?” – the first line from their first single, which was also the first track of their first album, Shine Box, the album will be available on vinyl (with accompanying CD) and on digital platforms.
“It would have been easy to only include the big singles as some sort of best of compilation, but we wanted to focus purely on the time around our first two albums and some of the songs that today people still come up to us and tell us were the soundtracks to their lives at that time” said PictureHouse front man Dave Browne.
Featuring the smash hit “Sunburst” which has been remastered and re-released to coincide with the album, the record also features live favourites “Fear of Flying”, “You and I”, “Raining Stones”,” Jade”, “Somebody Somewhere” as well as previously unheard tracks “Not Built To Last”, “Roll Over” and next single “Cup of Life”.
The band are celebrating the 21 years since Shine Box this year with celebrations culminating with a show in Dublin’s National Concert Hall on September 13th.
See celebratory video at www.picturehouse.ie/video