Northern Irish rockers Therapy? have announced their latest album and 30-year anniversary of the band with Greatest Hits (The Abbey Road Session) due for release on 6 March 2020.
The band re-recorded 12 of their UK Top 40 hits in Abbey Road to bring the tracks into the present. The band worked with producer Chris Sheldon (Troublegum, Semi-Detached, High Anxiety, Cleave) including a version of Die Laughing featuring James Dean Bradfield of Manic Street Preachers.
Distilling the essence of what makes Therapy? what we are isn’t easy. Anyone familiar with the 30 years of the band’s history and numerous releases will be aware we have a broad range of musical taste and we’ve never been a band easily pigeon-holed. Putting together a representative package would be a nightmare and would likely involve a box set. In the end we decided to go for a take on the Greatest Hits format only and instead of compiling the tracks from previous releases we thought it would make things more current if we went into the famous Abbey Road studios and worked with the legendary producer, Chris Sheldon, a friend who has collaborated with us successfully over the decades. The Greatest Hits are just that. Our twelve most successful top 40 UK singles.
We’re proud of these songs and are excited by how fresh they still sound today. We hope these tracks will comfort those already familiar with them, remind estranged friends that it’s time they got back in touch and show younger listeners how a bunch of misfits use chaos and melody to get through life and its toughest challenges. Timeless rock songs recorded in a magical studio by an icon of music production. What more do you want?
Therapy? has never stopped moving in our 30 years and are always writing and ready for the next phase but in 2020 we’d love everyone to join in our celebrations of three decades of noise and adversity. This album is your invitation.Love, Therapy? – January 2020
The album is available to pre-order in various guises here.
Therapy? So Much for the 30 Year Plan Tour
The Olympia, Dublin – 25 September
The Limelight, Belfast – 26 September