Living Colour

Shade Shade Shade Shade

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Reviews Aquarian Weekly (album review) - September 2017 Magnet Magazine (album review) - October 2017 The Big Takeover (album review) - Winter 2017 Vinyl District (album review) - September 2017 Will Not Fade (album review) - September 2017

Bio

‘Shade,’ their first album since the critically acclaimed ‘The Chair in the Doorway’ in 2009, is Living Colour at the height of their creative powers, still experimenting as though they were upstarts instead of seasoned veterans. While the blues served as the foundation for the collection, one shouldn’t expect to hear the “down-home” style that was once the soundtrack of sharecroppers and southern juke joints before the music rode the rails north during the Great Migration. Living Colour’s blues incorporate a myriad of influences, while speaking to the politically-charged climate of the times.

“What better way to talk to the world than through the blues?” vocalist Corey Glover asks. “We recorded ‘Preachin’ Blues’ several times to jump start the project and that got everybody fired up. After that, we were ready. ‘Shade,’ in its final outcome, is more of a deconstruction of the blues than an interpretation. It was the idiom that gave us our voice.”

Produced by Andre Betts—who first worked with Living Colour on their album ‘Stain’ in 1993—he would spend five years in the studio with the band perfecting the project. Initially introduced to Living Colour by their bassist Doug Wimbish, Betts was more than ready to face the challenge of working with such perfectionists.

“Making records is an art and a process, and sometimes it can be easier to herd cats,” Wimbish laughs. “But, when it connects and we come together, it’s a beautiful thing. ‘Shade’ is a testimony to who Living Colour is, to our chameleon quality.”

Without a doubt, that quality comes across clearly on the 13-track effort. ‘Shade’ is a sonic journey that careens from the furor of “Blak Out,” an old school thrasher that struts with a gangster boogie to “Program,” a searing, socially-spiked cocktail that nods to the band’s iconic hit “Cult of Personality.” Stand-out tracks such as the acid funk balladry of “Two Sides” (complete with a guest appearance by George Clinton) and the afro-punk fireworks of “Glass Teeth,” prove Corey Glover’s vocals to be stronger than ever, while Vernon Reid, long acknowledged as one of the most creative guitarists in modern rock, lives up to his reputation on album opener “Freedom Of Expression (F.O.X.)” and the soul blues of “Who’s That?” Drummer Will Calhoun points to “Invisible,” which pays homage the late Buddy Miles, among his favorites on the album.

Tracklist

1. Freedom Of Expression
2. Preachin’ Blues
3. Come On
4. Program
5. Who Shot Ya
6. Always Wrong
7. Blak out
8. Pattern In Time (Skin in the Game)
9. Who’s That
10. Glass Teeth
11. Invisible
12. Inner City Blues
13. Two Sides

Album Details

Artist

Living Colour

Album Title

Shade

Street Date

09/08/2017

Order Due Date

08/11/2017

Discount

7% (ends 09/14/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

MRI

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD15

UPC

020286223436

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

LC03

Album Details

Artist

Living Colour

Album Title

Shade

Street Date

09/08/2017

Order Due Date

08/11/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

MRI

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

020286223849

Box Lot

35

Catalog #

LC03LP

Album Details

Artist

Living Colour

Album Title

Shade

Street Date

09/08/2017

Order Due Date

08/11/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

MRI

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

020286224457

Catalog #

LC03P

Album Details

Artist

Living Colour

Album Title

Shade

Preorder Date

06/09/2017

Street Date

09/08/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

MRI

Parent Label

MRI Entertainment

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446533735