You wouldn’t typically expect to find some Fun Lovin’ Criminals at Manchester Cathedral, but come 26 February the trio of Huey Morgan, Brian Leiser and Frank Benbini will be there performing 1996’s hit album Come Find Yourself live and in its entirety.
The band are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the debut album which spent almost 12 months in the UK chart, peaking at number 7. The gig also comes as Edsel Records re-release the album as a deluxe edition and 3CD expanded edition.
Huey Morgan says: “After 20 years, ‘Come Find Yourself‘ will be played live in its entirety for the first time. Our debut album burned a path for crossing genres that we now take for granted. The music is now part of our collective lexicon and we are very proud to be able to play it live and share our love of diversity which we have always, as a band, championed.”
‘Come Find Yourself’ is a record where each and every track you remember within the first few notes, and so many memorable lyrics; “Means with the green, murder on your spleen living in a dream do you know what I mean?”, “Smoke ‘em, smoke ‘em, smoke ‘em if you got ‘em, if you ain’t got ‘em, then you hit rock bottom”, “Everything is cool and everything is schmoove”. It’s one of those clever releases that transports you back to the time and yet is ageless and ready for a new audience of fans to fall in love with it all over again. A long lasting and unforgettable cocktail of music with a nod to hip hop, rock, blues, jazz, funk and soul; with Huey Morgan’s extensive knowledge and collection of music it’s hardly surprising that this seminal album has such a wide foundation of influence.
Fun Lovin’ Criminals perform at Manchester Cathedral on 26 February 2016.
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