Title - Between The Cracks
Artist - Crack The Sky
For those unaware, every band has a cache of favorite songs in their catalog they wish had gotten more attention and/or more airplay, and Crack The Sky are no exception.
The 12 deep cuts culled for Between The Cracks, due out May 7th, 2021 via Carry On! Music, were personally selected by all current band members as their top choices for the ones that got away from the albums they released between 1983-2015.
1. All Fly Away [from World In Motion 1, 1983]
2. Monkey Time [from The End, 1984]
3. Coconuts [from Ghost, 2001]
4. Zoom [from Ghost, 2001]
5. A Letter Home [from The Sale, 2007]
6. Immigration [from The Sale, 2007]
7. Here it Comes Again [from Machine, 2010]
8. We’re All Dead [from Machine, 2020]
9. The Box [from Ostrich, 2012]
10. Your House Is On Fire [from Ostrich, 2012]
11. King Of The Rodeo [from Ostrich, 2012]
12. Lemonade [from The Beauty of Nothing, 2015]
Opening on the melodica prog pop hipsway of All Fly Away and my own personal favorite on this collection, the uber funky Monkey Time, they back those up seamlessly with the concentrated prog rock of Coconuts, the sweepingly ambient dreaminess of Zoom, the atmospherically-charged ballad A Letter Home, and then we get the mid-tempo prog rocker Immigration.
Next up is the rockier, guitar-laden beauty Here It Comes Again which is itself backed by the translucent prog opus that resonates the starkness within of We’re All Dead, the trippy, psych-imbued, angular societal detachment from within The Box, the gently frenetic rocker Your House Is On Fire, with the album rounding out on the low growl of King Of The Rodeo, closing on the rhythmically upbeat Lemonade.
Crack The Sky bandleader/chief songwriter John Palumbo (the man who approved the digital transfers and/or remasters of every one of these reclaimed tracks) and guitarist Rick Witkowski (the man who initially transferred and/or remastered each track digitally for inclusion in the band’s 15-album digital reissue series in 2020) complied the songs for Between The Cracks.
We hope this collection will turn people onto some of the older stuff of ours they maybe haven’t heard before, singer John Palumbo explains. And then, once they get into all of these songs, they can switch over to listening to our new stuff, and pick up with what’s going on with us now.
Crack The Sky - The Box [Official Music Video]
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