2017 will be 25 years since Ian’s first ever album with his band Pele. Fireworks is a classic debut album bursting with energy and melody which gained Ian’s songwriting it’s first ever set of fans when the band toured the land constantly in the early 90’s.
Fireworks was released on Polydor/M&G and produced 4 singles, 3 of which were playlisted on BBC Radio 1.
The tracklisting is:
- Raid The Palace
- Fair Blows The Wind For France
- Sly Times
- Kings Ransom
- Swinging From a Tree
- Time is Money
- Monkey Scream
- Oh Lord
The CD copy also has these extra tracks:
- Still In The Air
- The Boar Song
- It’s A War Of Nerve
- Policeman (demo)
- Holy Organ (unused demo)
- Sunshine (unused live demo)
- Raid the Palace (7″ version)
To celebrate the anniversary the album will be re-issued & re-mastered with a beautiful souvenier booklet and free extras CD.
Ian and his 6 piece band will also recreate the madness of those early shows by playing the album in full on a UK tour next Spring to coincide with the actual anniversary. Fireworks is only 38 minutes long so all the best of the rest of Ian’s career will feature in this very special show.
Leeds: Brudenell Social Sat. 11th March
Sheffield: The Greystones Fri. 17th March
Manchester: Ruby Lounge Sat. 18th March
Wolves: Slade Rooms Fri. 24th March
Stockton On Tees: Georgian Theatre Sat. 25th March
Scotland Cumbernauld: Weavers Sat. 1st April
Bristol: Thunderbolt Fri. 7th April
London: The Islington Sat. 8th April
Portsmouth: Wedgewood Rooms Sat. 13th May
All tickets available right now from www.amsterdam-music.com/live