Label: Silver Lining Music – SLM099P01
Format: CD Slipcase
Released: 29 November 2019
Style: Rock/hard rock
R3LOADED, the new album by GUN, is a real declaration of intent. GUN are looking to the road ahead. To new challenges. Unfulfilled ambitions. While the album is a celebration of the band’s illustrious past, it also forcibly underlines that their focus is fixed firmly on the future. There’s a real feeling of optimism and creativity … of so much more to be achieved. The two-record set celebrates the 30th anniversary of Taking On The World, the 1989 debut album by the band from Glasgow, Scotland. R3LOADED features singles taken from all seven GUN albums: Taking On The World (1989), Gallus (1992), Swagger (1994), 0141 632 6326 (1997), Break The Silence (2012), Frantic (2015) and Favourite Pleasures (2017). Set for release on November 29th on Silver Lining Music, R3LOADED will be available as a Double CD. Disc 1 is a collection of 10 singles spanning a 28-year period from their first chart hit Better Days in 1989 to Favourite Pleasures in 2017. It includes key GUN tracks such as Steal Your Fire (1992) and Don’t Say It’s Over (1994). Disc 2 is a collection of cover songs, which includes Word Up (1986), for which the band won the prestigious MTV Europe Music Award for Best Cover. The band have recorded new versions of Every 1’s A Winner by Hot Chocolate (1978), (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) by The Beastie Boys (1986), Union City Blue by Blondie (1979), Rock The Casbah by The Clash (1982) and Word Up by Cameo (1986). Firm proof GUN can also pull some real musical aces from the pack are the inclusion of the classic Superstition by Stevie Wonder (1972) and Success by Iggy Pop (1977). GUN will tour to promote R3LOADED, and the album will drive the next period of musical creativity for the band.