Today marks the highly anticipated release of Above & Beyond's Acoustic album. The full length album is hot off the trail of the international tour, which began in 2013. A&B has been one of the most influential EDM culture duos to grace the charts since their inception.
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From the Press Release:
Above & Beyond, one of the UK's biggest dance acts, today release their critically acclaimed 'Above & Beyond Acoustic' album, the studio album behind one of the most unique and interesting projects to emerge from the dance music space in recent memory.¬†
Collecting the trio's best loved songs and re-imagining them as rich orchestral acoustic arrangements, 'Above & Beyond Acoustic' contains the studio recordings behind their already legendary acoustic shows at London's Porchester Hall and LA's Greek Theatre - described by Billboard as "one of the finest shows in dance music history."¬†Upon its release today, the album went straight in at number one in the iTunes US Dance Album Chart.
For their acoustic project, Above & Beyond are putting aside their CDJs and lighting rigs to showcase their deeply-rooted musicianship and classical training - inviting comparisons with London Grammar, Zero 7 and Portishead. Working with three singers, a string quartet, harpist, drummer and bassist, Above & Beyond Acoustic saw each of the three band members take a central part in both recording and performance - Tony McGuinness sings and plays guitar, mandolin and ukulele, Paavo Siljam√§ki plays the grand piano and cello, and Jono Grant plays the Rhodes piano, guitar and vibraphone.¬†."
Purchase the album on iTunes HERE