Tracklisting:quote:Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the fourth studio album by Franz Ferdinand, will be released by Domino on 26th August 2013.
This exuberant, unencumbered record is the first from the Glasgow band since 2009’s Tonight. They seem to have rediscovered the imagination, vitality and fun found on their classic, era-encapsulating debut Franz Ferdinand.
Recorded over the last year at Kapranos’s Scottish studio and McCarthy’s Sausage Studios in London, the LP cements their status as a unique and adventurous British band: emboldened by a decade’s undreamt-of worldwide success, but still daring and defiant. It’s an ecstatic rejection of the drab conventions often accompanying that level of attention and expectation.
When asked for a quote, Kapranos came back with: “The Intellect Vs The Soul, played out by some dumb band.”* God knows what that means, but the lyrics do seem more poetic this time. There were a few interesting collaborations, but more of that later…
The ten songs that make up Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action take what propelled Franz Ferdinand from the incestuous Glasgow Art School world to, well, the entire world - painterly lyrical detail, heavyweight hooks, precise aesthetic vision and that uncanny ability to marry arch artistic sensibility with pop punch – and push it even further. The breadth of influence, musicality and invention on show here is enormous. If this is unmistakably a Franz Ferdinand record, it is as much by virtue of its sonic daring and perfectly patch-worked eclecticism as the timeless songwriting flair that has long been their calling card.
Franz Ferdinand are still Alex Kapranos, Nick McCarthy, Bob Hardy and Paul Thomson. There’s still no one like them.
Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action will be available on CD (WIGCD255), deluxe limited edition double CD (WIGCD255X), LP (WIGLP255), via digital download (WIG255D) and a Deluxe DomMart only double LP (WIGLP255X) - packaged in a hand numbered die-cut gatefold sleeve. The exclusive bonus disc in both the double CD and double LP, entitled Right Notes, Right Words, Wrong Order, is a document of a thrilling live session captured at the legendary Konk Studios in London.
In addition, Domino will be releasing Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action - The Passport Edition. Limited to 500 worldwide, The Passport Edition features a deluxe edition of each physical format of the album, all 7”s and 12” singles and access to the highest quality audio files possible as well as exclusive tracks and content.
quote:01. Right Action
02. Evil Eye
03. Love Illumination
04. Stand On The Horizon
05. Fresh Strawberries
07. Treason! Animals.
08. The Universe Expanded
09. Brief Encounters
10. Goodbye Lovers & Friends
Dat ben ik niet met je eens. Ze proberen echt wel andere dingen uit, zoals meer elektronisch (kijk naar het einde van Outsiders bijvoorbeeld van de tweede plaat). De herkenbaarheid zit hem vooral in Kapranos' stem die je herkent uit duizenden. Nieuwe plaat overigens nog niet geluisterd, ga ik later vandaag doenquote: