THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF “GIVE IT BACK”

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF “GIVE IT BACK” DUE FOR RELEASE ON KSCOPE ON MAY 13TH

The Pineapple Thief are one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums.
 
In the lead up to their extensive forthcoming 2022 European and US tour (23 Feb through to June) in support of their latest studio album ‘Versions Of The Truth’, The Pineapple Thief present ‘Give It Back’ which is due for release on 13th May through Kscope.
 
‘Give It Back’ is a new album featuring 12 new versions of earlier works including songs taken from the albums ‘Little Man’, ‘All The Wars’, ‘Tightly Unwound’. The band have completely re-recorded all of the tracks to complement brand new Gavin Harrison drum parts and new song arrangements. The result of this process is a unique release of reworked songs which showcases the evolution of The Pineapple Thief. Bruce Soord explains the idea behind the album “Gavin went through the entire TPT back catalogue and picked out some songs he felt we could revisit. As soon as I heard what Gavin was doing, it inspired me to completely rework the songs too. Gavin would suggest adding new parts, chopping things around, bringing in extra verses and I was completely open to all of it. I also ‘closed the story’ lyrically on a lot of the songs which I felt were left too open ended. It was a lot of fun to do, even if it felt a little strange at times going back in time.”
 
 Gavin Harrison comments “When I first started working with The Pineapple Thief I had only played on the album “Your Wilderness”, so when the time came to play live, I obviously had to approach quite a few songs I didn’t know and hadn’t played before. Having spent some years in King Crimson (where this challenge was often presented to me), Robert Fripp suggested that you should approach every song as if it were new regardless of when it was written. So with the blessing of The Pineapple Thief, I developed my own take on some of the earlier material. As the tours went by, I got curious about their huge back catalogue and found myself listening through and applying the ‘old song/new song’ process and imagining how I could (sometimes radically) rework them – initially just for the purposes of finding other songs to play live. However, Bruce encouraged me to go as far out as I wanted (including writing whole new sections) – after all, the original already existed – so why not breathe new life into these earlier songs? This isn’t a compilation album or any kind of selected ‘best of’ record – but rather the tunes that gave me inspiration to rearrange, rework, rewire.
 
The title track from the album is the first single to be released on 22nd February. Bruce  explains“One of the first songs that Gavin picked out from the back catalogue was Give it Back. We completely re-recorded and re-worked the entire piece. It feels like a completely new song and it’s already part of our live set.

The ‘Give It Back’ album artwork has been created by Carl Glover.
 
‘Give It Back’ will be released as a 2 disc CD & Blu-ray (Audio – Hi-res Stereo/DTS-HD MA 5.1/Dolby Atmos), CD, black vinyl LP and digitally and is available to PRE-ORDER HERE (https://TPT.lnk.to/GiveItBack )

‘Give It Back’ Tracklisiting
1. Wretched Soul (Rewired) [05:26]
2. Dead In The Water (Rewired) [04:43]
3. Shoot First (Rewired) [03:43]
4. Build A World (Rewired) [03:42]
5. Start Your Descent (Rewired) [04:23]
6. Give It Back (Rewired) [06:20]
7. Boxing Day (Rewired) [03:25]
8. Someone Pull Me Out (Rewired) [04:00]
9. Last Man Standing (Rewired) [05:15]
10. Little Man (Rewired) [03:51]
11. 137 (Rewired) [05:06]
12. Warm Seas (Rewired) [03:59]

Following a hugely successful return to European stages at the end of 2021 the band are continuing with the second leg beginning on February 23rd in Italy and finishing on 26th March in Helsinki. They will make their highly anticipated return to North America for 5 weeks of shows beginning in April.
 
Fans can check out the band’s official website for more information on all forthcoming dates, tickets and VIP upgrades – www.thepineapplethief.com/tour

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF LIVE – NORTH AMERICA IN 2022

2022:
April 29 – Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live
May 1 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage Theater
May 3 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
May 4 – Washington, DC – City Winery
May 5 – New York, NY – Sony Hall
May 6 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
May 7 – Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
May 8 – Montreal, QC – L’Astral
May 10 – Quebec City, QC – Palais Montcalm
May 11 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
May 12 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
May 13 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic Theatre
May 14 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues
May 15 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge

May 17 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Ballroom
May 18 – Nashville, TN – City Winery
May 20 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
May 21 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
May 23 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
May 25 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
May 26 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern
May 27 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
May 28 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House
May 29 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
May 31 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
June 1 – Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
June 2 – Victoria, BC – Capitol Ballroom
June 3 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre

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