ARTHUR BROWN is now premiering the animated video single of the balladesque title track taken from his forthcoming new full-length “Long Long Road”, which has been slated for release on the very day of Arthur’s 80th birthday, June 24. The album details of “Long Long Road” can be viewed below.
|ARTHUR BROWN comments: “This album as well as this song were written in collaboration with Rik Patten, a good friend and a superb musician”, explains the beloved singer. “While we were working on ‘Long Long Road’, many disturbing things were going on around the globe – just as they are happening now. 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 travelling on what appears to be a long road but that is in truth a never-ending path. It seems that we all carry our darkness and light, and that at crucial moments some deep neural pathways of darkness arise to block out the light. ‘Long Long Road’ is a song of hope, a song of love, an anthem to remind us that we actually do have choices. We determine how we behave, the stories that we listen to and what we tell ourselves, and ultimately how we act and what kind of person we are. The question is, if we as humans can be, in the eternal moment, viewing all that is, as if for the first time, an independent living whole and joined together by love?|
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)
“Long Long Road” is available as a box set including a 48-page hardcover 2CD artbook, a gatefold 180g orange marble vinyl-LP, a bonus 7″ vinyl single, a wall flag, 4 30×30 cm art prints, and a certificate of authenticity personally signed and hand-numbered by Arthur Brown. The 2CD artbook is also available separately and includes liner-notes by Arthur Brown, enhanced artwork and photography, and two exclusive studio recordings. “Long Long Road” is furthermore available on black 180g vinyl LP, on transparent red 180g vinyl LP, and as a Digipak CD.