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    Posted: March 24 2017 at 08:59
Anathema have announced a new album for 2017, titled The Optimist. The album will be released on June 9th, 2017. According to Kscope, "The Optimist will soon reveal some of the darkest, most challenging and unexpected music the sextet have put their name to."

The Optimist Album Cover

The track list is as follows:
  1. 32.63N 117.14W (1:18)
  2. Leaving It Behind (4:27)
  3. Endless Ways (5:49)
  4. The Optimist (5:37)
  5. San Francisco (4:59)
  6. Springfield (5:49)
  7. Ghosts (4:17)
  8. Can’t Let Go (5:00)
  9. Close Your Eyes (3:39)
  10. Wildfires (5:40)
  11. Back To The Start (11:41)
Pre-order options: http://smarturl.it/The_Optimist

From the press release (http://www.kscopemusic.com/artists/anathema/):
The idea for The Optimist was born from the front cover artwork of the band’s 2001 album A Fine Day To Exit Daniel Cavanagh explains “I suppose you might say the album is semi-autobiographical because this time we used a surrogate,” he says, of the character that is The Optimist “We put sound, feelings and crucially, our own hopes and fears into another person and made him the subject of the songs then weaving my own internal monologue into the narrative of The Optimist. It was John’s idea to write a narrative, so I took A Fine Day To Exit as the starting point”. Vincent elaborates further on the earlier album’s artwork influence “The guy who disappeared – you never knew what happened to him, did he start a new life? Did he succumb to his fate? It was never explained. The opening track title is the exact coordinates for Silver Strand beach in San Diego – the last known location of The Optimist – shown on the cover of A Fine Day to Exit.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Watchmaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2017 at 09:31
A sequel to A Fine Day to Exit? These are wonderful news, certainly one of the most anticipated albums this year. Thanks Bryson Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Catcher10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2017 at 16:58
Yes this is excellent news!! Here is the track listing, hopefully we find out what might have happened to the guy in A Fine Day To Exit...

Anathema The Optimist tracklist

  1. 32.63N 117.14W
  2. Leaving It Behind
  3. Endless Ways
  4. The Optimist
  5. San Francisco
  6. Springfield
  7. Ghosts
  8. Can’t Let Go
  9. Close Your Eyes
  10. Wildfires
  11. Back To The Start


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zugzwang Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2017 at 17:28
Originally posted by Catcher10 Catcher10 wrote:

Yes this is excellent news!! Here is the track listing, hopefully we find out what might have happened to the guy in A Fine Day To Exit...

Anathema The Optimist tracklist

  1. 32.63N 117.14W
  2. Leaving It Behind
  3. Endless Ways
  4. The Optimist
  5. San Francisco
  6. Springfield
  7. Ghosts
  8. Can’t Let Go
  9. Close Your Eyes
  10. Wildfires
  11. Back To The Start
Thanks – added it to the post.

Curious to see what this album's going to sound like.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 24 2017 at 22:27
I have only heard their latest album, but really loved it. I've got to get a bit more from them.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Watchmaker Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 04:41
The last track is almost 12 minutes long. I smell chickenz LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 15:13
AUTO-BUY!!!!!
LOVE IT!!!!
GREAT NEWS!!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 15:18
When can I Pre-Order this???!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 15:23
I LOVE THIS BAND!
You made my weekend!!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 18:50
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I have only heard their latest album, but really loved it. I've got to get a bit more from them.

Get them all!Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Thatfabulousalien Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 19:47
Anathema changing direction again? 
The end of the satellite phase? 
Classical music isn't dead, it's more alive than it's ever been. It's just not on MTV.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 25 2017 at 22:55
Originally posted by Clepsydra Clepsydra wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I have only heard their latest album, but really loved it. I've got to get a bit more from them.

Get them all!Wink


I understand in the beginning they were very different... grunting and all. I'm not really fond of grunting, so perhaps I should check them out from some point onwards?
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Originally posted by Thatfabulousalien Thatfabulousalien wrote:

Anathema changing direction again? 
The end of the satellite phase? 
I hope so, actually.  I loved We're Here Because We're Here, and still do, but the two albums that followed we're just a bit too similar.  Let's hear some progress!
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Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Originally posted by Clepsydra Clepsydra wrote:

Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

I have only heard their latest album, but really loved it. I've got to get a bit more from them.

Get them all!Wink


I understand in the beginning they were very different... grunting and all. I'm not really fond of grunting, so perhaps I should check them out from some point onwards?
Only their first few (two?) albums have harsh vocals.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Clepsydra Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 26 2017 at 17:03

[/QUOTE]
I understand in the beginning they were very different... grunting and all. I'm not really fond of grunting, so perhaps I should check them out from some point onwards?[/QUOTE]Only their first few (two?) albums have harsh vocals.
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Yes, I agree. I meant their latter albums. Weather Systems is a masterpiece!Smile
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First song from The Optimist plus tour announcement with Alcest! What I wouldn't give to be there Cry

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Pre-order done......Ltd Edition red vinyl set



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^ Stupid F'ing captcha!!!!!!!Angry 4x trying to upload image.....no go!!

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