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Public Image Limited announce their new album.
Public Image Ltd can confirm that their first new album in 20 years ”ËThis Is PiL' released on May 28th will contain 12 tracks (tracklisting below). The album is self-funded by PiL and will be released on PiL's own label ”ËPiL Official' via Cargo UK Distribution. All the new material was recorded in the UK last year at Steve Winwood's studio in the Cotswolds.
1. This Is PiL
2. One Drop
3. Deeper Water
6. I Must Be Dreaming
7. It Said That
8. The Room I Am In
9. Lollipop Opera
11. Reggie Song
12. Out Of The Woods
John Lydon talks about ”ËThis Is PiL': “Well, 12 songs, where do I begin? Everything and anything that attracts my attention. ”ËOne Drop' is about my early youth in Finsbury Park. Fantastic! Hello, we're all teenagers don't you forget it! At any age, stay young. ”ËLollipop Opera' is basically a beautiful bunch of background noise and music to sum up Britain and all its wonderful ambidextrousness! ”ËThe Room I Am In' well that's about drugs and council flats. And there's a tragedy that still continues. ”ËI Must Be Dreaming' Well, you know, I must be to put up with these governments.”Â
Following on from their monumental live performance at BBC Radio 6 Birthday Celebrations at Queen Elizabeth Hall on Friday March 16th which saw PiL include and baptise 2 new songs: Deeper Water and One Drop, PiL also played 2 very special shows at London's Heaven showcasing more tracks from the new album with The Times commenting “This was an evening of uncompromising art music, worthy of the total concentration of the audience.”Â The track One Drop has now also received airplay from BBC Radio 6, XFM and Absolute Radio.
Widely regarded as one of the most innovative and influential bands of all time PiL's music and vision earned them 5 UK Top 20 Singles and 5 UK Top 20 Albums. With a shifting line-up and unique sound John Lydon guided the band from their debut album 'First Issue' in 1978 through to 1992's 'That What Is Not', before a 17 year hiatus. John then resurrected PiL in 2009 playing live worldwide. Now after 20 years yet another new and unique chapter is set to unfold in the shape of new PiL material.