Starsailor Breaks 'Silence' In January
A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy."A Jan. 27 North American release date has been set for British rock quartet Starsailor's sophomore Capitol album "Silence Is Easy," which debuted at No. 2 on the U.K. album chart yesterday (Sept. 21). The set is the follow-up to the group's 2002 debut, "Love Is Here," which peaked at No. 1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and has sold 141,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The title track is one of two (along with "White Dove") produced by legendary wall-of-sound innovator Phil Spector, his first production work in 23 years. The band became acquainted with the legally embattled Spector after his daughter attended a Starsailor show at Los Angeles' Troubadour, prior to the incident that led to his arrest.
"He was really charismatic and buoyant, and his enthusiasm surprised us because we'd heard all the stories about him being a dictator," frontman James Walsh recently told Billboard. "Working with him for the first few weeks was absolutely magical, because we were still in awe of him. When we heard 'Silence Is Easy,' we just thought it was magic. It was a huge ego boost."
Other tracks on the new album include opener "Music Was Saved," the rhythmic, string-drenched "Four to the Floor" and "Shark Food." The band plays Birmingham, England, tonight and continues on a tour of the U.K. and Europe through Nov. 20.
Here is the track list for "Silence Is Easy":
"Music Was Saved"
"Some of Us"
"Silence Is Easy"
"Bring My Love"
"Four to the Floor"