It was recently announced that A Flock of Seagulls had reunited and will release a new album, Ascension, on June 29. The record features recordings done by the band’s four original members (Mike Score, Ali Score, Frank Maudsley and Paul Reynolds) alongside the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra.
A preview of the record is available now, and it sounds great. Here’s the Ascension version of “Space Age Love Song,” with footage from inside the recording studio:
More about the album:
A Flock of Seagulls never really broke up. Mike carried on touring with session musicians and quietly, surely and steadily the folk lore surrounding the band began to grow. The references in culture from TV (Rossís Haircut in Friends), Computer Games (I Ran was the standout track on Grand Theft Auto Radio), Film (The band and haircut are reference in Pulp Fiction, X-Men and The Wedding Singer) cemented the bands reputation and brought the band to a whole new legion of fans.
In 2003, the original line-up of Mike, Ali, Frank and Paul reunited for a one-off performance on the VH1 series Bands Reunited. In September 2004, they reformed again and did a brief tour in the United States. From 2004 to 2017 Mike was as busy as ever touring the band around the world. In 2017 the band appeared on record together for the first time since 1984. The Ascension album was recorded in multiple studios around the world and featured the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra providing backing to their hits.
The Ascension track listing:
“Modern Love is Automatic”
“Space Age Love Song”
“Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You)”