Holy moly, it seems like we just got finished discussing the new Altered Images album and EP that was released in August and yet last Friday my inbox had the notice that Altered Images had prepped a new single that was being released to streaming and DL stores that day. So naturally, I made a bee-line for the iTunes store, where I could buy my own copy of the new tune and was treated to an unexpected groovy pleasure!
How often do we get to say that on any basis in the 21st century? The new one was a song she wrote and recorded with her husband-slash-music-director, Stephen Lironi and it began with some slightly melancholy guitar licks before the disco rhythm section and tremolo Fender Rhodes piano started simmering like the lost cousin to “Miss You.” It’s got just enough Disco strut energy to move us on to the dancefloor while the dreamy mirrorball vibe helps us get over the heartbreak that brought us to the club in the first place. A paradoxical example of Melancholy Disco, beautifully sung by Ms. Grogan. How did we live for so long without Altered Images music like this? Check it out.
Of course it’s streaming and ready for DL purchase at the usual places. How delightful that there was already new music from the reactivated Altered Images, but if you’ve yet to plunk down for the super “Mascara Streakz” album, then now’s a fantastic time to do so. Physical formats of the album in its CD and LP [black or red] formats are half price in December at the official Altereed Images webstore. That means the CD is $7.00, the red LP is $17.00 and the black LP is $14.00. With any of those being bundled with the “Clare Libre” CD EP of Cubanesque Altered Images hits. All at “crazy not to” pricing. Mr. D.J. Hit That Button!