R. BIG has just released the video for the title track, “Defying Gravity,” from their forthcoming ninth studio album which is set for release this Friday, July 21 on Frontiers Music Srl as a CD, deluxe CD/DVD, and on digital retail outlets. The LP / deluxe Collector’s Edition box set is due out August 18.
DEFYING GRAVITY will be available on CD, LP, deluxe CD/DVD, digitally and a deluxe Collector’s Edition box set that includes: deluxe CD/DVD, LP, poster, numbered lithograph, T-Shirt (Large size only), sticker. The box set is strictly limited to 500 copies worldwide.
The CD and LP contain the following track listing:
Open Your Eyes / Defying Gravity / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble / Damn I’m In Love Again / Mean To Me / Nothing Bad (About Feeling Good) / Forever And Back / She’s All Coming Back To Me Now / 1992 / Nothing At All / Be Kind
The DVD contents are:
Defying Gravity [music video] / Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [music video] / Making of
Defying Gravity [video] / Making of Everybody Needs A Little Trouble [video] / Track by track interview. Total length is approximately 65 minutes.
Original members Eric Martin (lead vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitars), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums) reunited with producer Kevin Elson (who was behind the boards for the band’s 1989 self-titled debut, 1991’s LEAN INTO IT and 1993’s BUMP AHEAD) for an intensive six-day recording session in Los Angeles. While Torpey was unable to perform some of the songs on DEFYING GRAVITY due to a recent diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, Matt Starr has been filling in for him on a majority of the album. Starr also been touring with the band for the past couple of years, with Torpey able to play a couple of songs at each stop.
DEFYING GRAVITY is the follow-up to 2014’s THE STORIES WE COULD TELL (Frontiers Music Srl), which Ultimate-Guitar.com described as “An exceptional offering of accelerated hard rock from one of the more dominant ‘supergroups’ of the late 1980s, MR. BIG return with a vengeance on THE STORIES WE COULD TELL.”
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