Acoustic video launched
The Pineapple Thief has launched a clip of front man Bruce Soord performing an acoustic version of “Tear You Up” taken from their recently released new album Your Wilderness.
“People always ask me how I write songs and I always say the same thing – with my acoustic guitar. I thought taking one of the heavier tracks on the album and giving it the ‘singer songwriter’ treatment would be a nice way of showing this. It was also a lot of fun to do, although the sigh at the end, as I played it live in the studio, is a result of it taking quite a few takes to get right!” Bruce Soord
Your Wilderness, their 11th studio album, showcases the band performing without any inhibitions providing a springboard for the ongoing creative growth of The Pineapple Thief.
For the first time, The Pineapple Thief brought in several special guest performers – “Since our last album Magnolia, the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) contribute drums throughout the album” explains Bruce Soord. “This has not only redefined our sound but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band. Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game. I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement. Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts andGeoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely 4 piece choir and to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing”
Your Wilderness was recorded entirely by the band with the exception of the drums, which Gavin Harrison produced & engineered at his own studio. The string quartet was recorded at Geoffrey’s own studio in Canterbury. The album was mixed and produced by Bruce Soord and Steve Kitch with mastering duties also carried out by Steve, with be a special lossless 5.1 surround mix by Bruce.
The Pineapple Thief online: