Seen It All Before (acoustic)

by The Speed Of Sound

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"Intense, dark and on-edge, blending elements of post-punk, indie pop and vintage style rock, a prime slice of the underground, balancing spiky abrasiveness with a strong sense of melody." Bliss/Aquamarine

A completely different recording to the album version on Everything Changes; this is an acoustic guitar take, recorded in the same sessions as the album. Slightly slower than the electric version, the longer running time and the physical constraints of vinyl production meant it wouldn't fit. Too good to languish in the archive so here it is - now; released as a single with three bonus remixes/different takes.
"all of the elements of great Manchester pop" Aural Delights
"brings to mind a combination of Bob Dylan meets Velvet Undergound influences which is no bad thing" New Untouchables
"their progressive folk and dark pop (with male and female voices) don't go unnoticed. We are betting on their future" RiotPress International
"blending the more angular side of 1980's indie pop and post-punk with aspects of psych and garage rock" Bliss/Aquamarine
“...simply put, the music flows and soaks with delightful effect. And boy does it! Effortlessly tune-heavy. The songs carry more melodic twists than I have encountered in many years. A band lying so beyond the weakening tentacles of record companies, able to produce quality music and present it as a beautiful artifact without the need to tap into hazardous investment. This is how you do it." - Mick Middles

This single (along with the 45rpm version release of Shut All the Clubs/Love) augments The Speed of Sound's Everything Changes album - where the electric version of Seen It All Before can be found and brings up the total track list to 26 recordings.

File under Manchester


released July 14, 2017

The Speed Of Sound
John Armstrong - vocals/guitars
Ann-Marie Crowley - vocals/guitars
Kevin Roache - bass guitar
Paul Worthington - drums

Seen It All Before mastering by Adam Crossley/ProRec
tracks 2,3 &4 remixes by Sarunas Raudonis

original recording 2016 remaster & remixes/master 2017


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The Speed Of Sound UK

"atmospheric alternative rock".
John Armstrong guitar/vocals, AnnMarie Crowley - vocals/percussion, Kevin Roache - bass guitar & John Broadhurst - drums, based in Manchester UK. Unfettered, unchained & independent since 1989.
They frequently play live in Manchester and elsewhere.
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