Starsailor’s greatest hits out soon

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STARSAILOR have announced they will release a greatest hits album next month.

Good Souls: The Greatest Hits on Friday will be available from September 18 and will feature the band’s biggest tracks such as Silence is Easy, Alcoholic and Good Souls and new material.

It’s been over 15 years since the band first formed and the songs still mean something to people

James Walsh

Singer James Walsh said: “It’s been over 15 years since the band first formed and the songs still mean something to people.

“They still sing the words passionately back at us at gigs. We hear stories of how songs have soundtracked key moments in their lives.

“That’s why we felt it was the right time to release this album. Hopefully if the songs mean this much to our loyal fans this collection can help spread the word wider.

“People who know us for Four To The Floor or Alcoholic can delve a little deeper.”

The collection’s two new tracks are called Give Up the Ghost and Hold On.

James said: “Give Up The Ghost came from the energy of being back together after so much time apart.

“It’s about not being ready to give up on something despite the challenges that you face.”

The album will also feature two new songs which were recently recorded with producer Harry Rutherford at the famous Fisher Lane Studios.

James added: “Give Up The Ghost came from the energy of being back together after so much time. It’s about not being ready to give up on something despite the challenges that you face. The other new track is the ballad Hold On.

“The lyrics are about reassuring someone who has their life ahead of them and passing wisdom onto them.

“We wanted to get an anthemic chorus which should get the crowd going.”

The band, who met at Wigan and Leigh College, reunited last year and toured as guests to James, before heading off to North American in 2015 for co-headline tour alongside Embrace.

Starsailor recently announced their first full UK headline tour since 2009 which culminates with a London show at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on October 17.

The band will play at Albert Hall, in Manchester on October 3.