Price: £9.99 £7.99
Format: cd
Artist: Anathema
CatNo: KSCOPE356
2017's The Optimist is Anathema's first album since 2014's spellbinding Distant Satellites and contains the band's darkest, most challenging and unexpected material.
 
Recorded in Winter 2016 at Attica Studio in Donegal and Castle of Doom Studios in Glasgow with producer Tony Doogan (Mogwai, Belle & Sebastian, Super Furry Animals) at the helm. Doogan's influence is instantly tangible as for the first time in years Anathema recorded as a live band for an album, capturing an energy normally only present on stage. A technique that should be welcomed by fans aware of the band's supreme live power - previously captured on the celebrated concert film, Universal.
 
CD in digipak with 16 page booklet. 
 
Mastered by Frank Arkwright at Abbey Road Studios.
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]