2009 was a hugely successful year for Fightstar, they had a top 20 album with their third record, “be human”; played two sold out headline tours which included Shepherds Bush Empire in November; appeared at T4 on the Beach, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and the iTunes festival as well as having 4 singles playlisted at Radio 1. Their MySpace site has racked up 2.2 million profile views and the band drew huge crowds at the Download and Reading and Leeds festivals.
The recording of “be human” was self-funded and saw the band collaborating with renowned arranger Audrey Riley (Coldplay, Muse), featuring a 22-piece string section recorded at George Martin’s legendary Air Studios. Released in April 2009, the album became their most successful release to date.
Now, as a thanks to their fans and to tie in with their forthcoming tour, the MTV Presents show at Dingwalls on March 4th, and an appearance on Channel 5’s Gadget Show, the band will be releasing a CD/DVD deluxe version of the album limited to 5,000 copies.
“be human” deluxe ltd edition will have all new artwork, and includes FIVE new tracks plus a live DVD entitled ‘Fightstar: Unplugged at the PictureDrome’. It is due to be released on March 1st 2010.
The extra tracks are: “A City On Fire” (the physical launch of the band’s recent single); “28k Resolution”; “It’s Blood Is Black”; Mvua Nyeusi” plus the track “Battlefield” which will be exclusive to the iTunes version. “Battlefied”, a Jordin Sparks cover, was recorded for Jo Whiley’s Live Lounge last year and made it to the semi finals in the competition for best cover version at Christmas.
1. Palahniuk’s Laughter 2. 99 3. The English Way 4. Our Last Common Ancestor 5. Sleep Well Tonight 6. Battlefield (Jordin Sparks cover) 7. Vincent (Don McLean cover) 8. Cross Out The Stars The DVD also features videos for the singles “The English Way”, “Mercury Summer”, “Never Change” and “A City On Fire” as well as exclusive behind the scenes footage and interviews.