- 29 Oct 20
The reissued album on vinyl and a special anniversary songbook are available to order tomorrow.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their debut album Paradise in the Picturehouse, The Stunning are set to reissue the classic album on vinyl, and release a special accompanying songbook – available to order from Friday, October 30.
This will be the first time the album has been available on vinyl since 1990, and it will be accompanied by a stunning book – featuring easy to follow guitar and piano arrangements, playing tips written by the band themselves, never-before-seen photos and the information about inspiration behind each of the tracks.
Coming out of Galway city, The Stunning took Ireland by storm and shifted the focus from a Dublin-centric rock scene to the provinces – paving the way for many more artists to come. They toured relentlessly, releasing a string of hit singles and two No.1 albums.
"We had always intended on marking the anniversary of this album," says Steve. "It seems to have endured the passing decades and holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of people who grew up in Ireland during the late '80s and early '90s. I still meet people today who say Paradise was the soundtrack to their formative years. Doing the book was also a way to introduce new fans to the music and to give them the backstory as well. Budding musicians will have no excuse now for murdering the songs!”
“Though it seemed like a risky venture, I now realise it’s a fantastic piece of Stunning history for any fan to own," adds Joe. "People on our mailing list got the chance to buy it first and the feedback has been amazing. Besides, the only physical product selling anymore are LP’s, so this is a no-brainer. 2020 is the album’s 30th anniversary so the book has to come out now regardless of the pandemic. We enjoyed making it so much that we can’t wait for people to see it”.
The 30th anniversary book and LP will be available to order from thestunning.net tomorrow.