Long Gone Day
February 22, 2013 12:34 PM   Subscribe

Mike McCready, Barrett Martin, Mark Lanegan, and Peter Buck got together last year to finish tracks from a second Mad Season record that was abandoned following the deaths of John Baker Saunders in 1999 and Layne Staley in 2002. Rolling Stone has the first track streaming, with the rest coming in April for a double album + concert dvd re-release of Above.
posted by mannequito (8 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Oh, man, I loved Above when it came out, but had completely forgotten about Mad Season! Thanks for this post - turns out it's the perfect rainy Seattle Friday afternoon for listening to Above on spotify ...
posted by lunasol at 12:48 PM on February 22, 2013 [2 favorites]

If there were a God, I bet you he'd sound a lot like Mark Lanegan.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 1:16 PM on February 22, 2013 [4 favorites]

Barrett was in the vastly under-appreciated Skin Yard for a while. They're worth a listen if you haven't checked 'em out before. Start at The Top.
posted by blaneyphoto at 1:16 PM on February 22, 2013

Day one purchase for me.

So many of the songs on Above, with Layne singing, just tear out my soul.

I have the same reaction to hearing Freddie Mercury soulfully deliver the line "Who wants to live forever?"
posted by thanotopsis at 1:39 PM on February 22, 2013

WANT. I am so in love with Mark Lanegan's voice.

He (or his PR company. I dunno) recently tweeted about his upcoming album with Duke Garwood: MARK LANEGAN & @DukeGarwood present "Black Pudding", out 13th May on @heavenlyrecs Check out new track "Pentecostal"

Above is one of my favorite albums, probably ever. And "Long Gone Day" is one of the best tracks on it.

So excited for this! Thanks for posting!
posted by jillithd at 1:52 PM on February 22, 2013 [1 favorite]

If you'd like to download the track:
$ rtmpdump -r rtmp://cp110004.edgefcs.net/ondemand/mp3:MP3Flash/madseason/12Locomotive \
           -s http://www1.rollingstone.com/hearitnow/player/music_player.swf -o locomotive.flv &&
  ffmpeg -i locomotive.flv -acodec copy locomotive.mp3 &&
  rm locomotive.flv
The result is a 160 Kbit CBR mp3 file.
posted by Rhomboid at 7:11 PM on February 22, 2013

Thanks, mannequito, for this. Your posts are gold.
posted by riverlife at 8:50 PM on February 22, 2013

Rhomboid: Thank you very much! Damned Flash *grumbles*
posted by bwil at 4:27 AM on February 24, 2013

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