Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Steve Perry streams new acoustic version of Beatles classic

Steve Perry is streaming a stripped-down version of The Beatles’ classic, “I Need You”, as the latest preview to the December 4 release of an acoustic edition of his 2018 comeback album, “Traces.”

“It's my interpretation of one of my favorite George Harrison songs,” says Perry of the track originally featured on 1965’s “Help!”

Billed as “Traces (Alternative Versions and Sketches)”, the project sees the former Journey vocalist remove much of the production elements from the original to showcase the material in its barest form.

“When writing songs, the original inspiration is always my 1st compass where the songs should go,” explains Perry. “Alternate Versions & Sketches is exactly that. I’m excited for you to hear the original seeds of these songs.”

“Traces” marked Perry’s first album in 25 years; the set earned the legendary singer his first US solo top 10 album when it debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.

Steve Perry
“Traces (Alternative Versions & Sketches)”
Release date: December 4

01. Most Of All (Radio Mix)
02. No Erasin' (Acoustic)
03. I Need You (Acoustic)
04. No More Cryin’ (Acoustic)
05. Most Of All (Stripped)
06. We’re Still Here (Acoustic)
07. You Belong To Me (Stripped)
08. Sun Shines Gray (Acoustic)

See also:

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Journey guitarist Neal Schon to release new solo album
Steve Perry streams new acoustic version of No Erasin’
Steve Perry shares first preview of acoustic Traces album
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