New Model Army release ‘Winter’ (Orchestral Version) from Sinfonia – Music News

New Model Army are about to release one of the defining albums of their long and respected career. Sinfonia, recorded with the Sinfonia Leipzig orchestra, is a masterpiece from a band who can somehow make it all look (and sound) easy.

‘Winter (Orchestral Version)’ is the second single taken from this magnum opus, and it is five minutes of sheer class from front to back. The arrangements, meticulously put together by Shir-Ran Yinon and conducted by Cornelius During, are a new benchmark of the tried-and-trusted ‘Rock band meets Orchestra’ scenario, with none of the subtleties – and conversely moments of total musical abandonment and expression – obscured by what is essentially a 40-piece band.

‘Winter’ is a powerful track musically and narratively, with Justin Sullivan imploring, “Bring me the snowfall, bring me the cold wind, bring me the winter”; a wish from the protagonist asking for a metaphorical escape from the hell that they find themselves in. However, the song offers a glimpse of hope by its end, with talk of redemption, reconciliation, and healing.

New Model Army are a band who have earned respect throughout their career for not only making less obvious choices than one might expect, but also daring to make music that reveals itself more with each listen.

Sinfonia will become available as a Double-CD Hardcover Mediabook, Triple 180g-Vinyl Gatefold and Digital. All first print CD and Vinyl LP Editions will include the full show on DVD.

A Strictly Limited earBOOK Edition with Double-CD, DVD, Blu-ray, 80-page book and an exclusive Bonus CD with 8 songs from the band’s SO36 show in Berlin on July 17th, 2022, as well as various bundles will become available via an exclusive direct to consumer web shop.

Tracklisting:
CD 1
Overture (LP side A)
Devil’s Bargain (Orchestral Version)
Devil (Orchestral Version)
Innocence (Orchestral Version)
Winter (Orchestral Version) (LP side B)
March In September (Orchestral Version)
1984 (Orchestral Version)
Orange Tree Roads (Orchestral Version)
Marry The Sea (Orchestral Version) (LP side C)
Ocean Rising (Orchestral Version)

CD 2
Ballad (Orchestral Version)
Passing Through (Orchestral Version)
Guessing (Orchestral Version) (LP side D)
Too Close to the Sun (Orchestral Version)
Lullaby (Orchestral Version)
Did You Make It Safe? (Orchestral Version)
Shot 18 (Orchestral Version) (LP side E)
Purity (Orchestral Version)
Vagabonds (Orchestral Version)
Green and Grey (Orchestral Version) (LP Side F)
Wonderful Way To Go (Orchestral Version)
DVD
Full live show together with the Sinfonia Leipzig orchestra, filmed at Tempodrom, Berlin, Germany, on July 15th, 2022.

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