Crack the Sky: New Album + Retrospective

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The four-decade-old West Virginia prog-rock band Crack the Sky released a new studio album, Living In Reverse, and Crackology, a collection of the band’s 12 career favorites, on August 24 on Loud & Proud Records.

Living In Reverse showcases 12 new tracks, including “Talk Talk.” (See the lyric video below.) The retrospective Crackology chronicles a dozen of the best re-recorded gems as culled from the band’s catalog. “They have more of an edge than the originals,” singer/guitarist/keyboardist John Palumbo says of the tracks on Crackology. “Those tracks all have more life to them now, and we play every one of them live.” Track listings for both albums are below.


Crack the Sky

Crackology Track Listing
1. Hold On/Surf City
2. She’s A Dancer
3. Ice
4. Robots For Ronnie
5. Nuclear Apathy
6. Lighten Up McGraw
7. Long Nights
8. Skin Deep
9. Hot Razors
10.From The Greenhouse
11. Rachel
12. The Beauty of Nothing

Living In Reverse Track Listing
1. Talk Talk
2. Living In Reverse
3. Raining Rain
4. Red Rosary
5. Hit
6. Big Dipper
7. I’m On The Radio, Mom
8. Jacket
9. I’m Alright Now
10. Bang
11. I’m A Good Man
12. Home Tonight

Crack The Sky is:
John Palumbo – Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keys
Rick Witkowski – Guitars & Vocals
Joey D’Amico – Drums & Vocals
Bobby Hird – Guitars & Vocals
Glenn Workman – Keyboards & Vocals
Dave DeMarco – Bass & Vocals

Tour Dates
August 25 @ MECU/4th Annual Veterans Benefit Concert–Baltimore MD
November 2-4 @ Rams Head On Stage–Annapolis, MD

Watch the official lyric video for “Talk Talk”


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  1. Bobb
    #1 Bobb 24 August, 2018, 01:19

    Great band at one point. Their best album was their debut, followed by “Safety In Numbers”. I was lucky enough to see them live in 1979, when they were at their peak of popularity. This new song sounds like a completely different band. It’s missing the complex arrangement and odd time signatures that gave them their unique sound back in the day.

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    • JGriff65
      JGriff65 8 September, 2018, 20:28

      Listen to it a few more times Bobb with 2 b’s. It lacks nothing in my opinion.

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