It has always been in the plan for IO Earth to release an acoustic album, but somehow the timing was never right. However, with the last 12 months being quieter than expected, finally, the opportunity presented itself – and now, they are excited to present “IO Earth Acoustic: Vol. 1”.

This album is one half re-worked songs from the IO Earth back catalogue, revisiting fan favourites such as “Take Me” and “Home” from the debut album and one half new material, never before released.

The new material includes two beautiful piano solo pieces, two acoustic guitar-based pieces, as well as a song called “Streets” which is inspired by the events of 2020 and will be released with a music video as soon as the acoustic album goes on pre-sale.

This album showcases a whole new side of IO Earth. If you are only familiar with the high energy, rocking side of the band, prepare yourself for a big surprise! These pieces are introspective, understated and very personal. But as always with Dave & Adam’s writing style, they are completely rooted in melody and emotion.

IO Earth’s 2020 release “Aura” was acclaimed for its laid back and less dense style …

Well, this is more of that, but stripped back to the bare bones! Dave and Adam have always believed that you can prove a great song is truly great by taking it all the way down to a handful of acoustic instruments and still retaining its energy and emotion. That is what they have done here.

This is the very soul of IO Earth, exposed for all to see.

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These are the tracks and the musicians who performed on each song:


AURA: (taken from album Aura)
Acoustic Guitar & Vocals: Dave Cureton – Piano: Adam Gough –
Vocals: Rosanna Lefevre – Violin: Ami Oprenova – Flute: Luke Shingler

STREETS:
Acoustic Guitar: Dave Cureton – Piano, Hammond & Keyboards: Adam Gough –
Vocals: Rosanna Lefevre – Bass: Christian Nokes – Saxophone: Luke Shingler –
Trumpet: Steve Trigg – Drums: Tim Wilson

TAKE ME: (taken from debut album IO Earth)
Piano: Adam Gough – Vocals: Rosanna Lefevre – Saxophone: Luke Shingler

AS THE MOUNTAINS OPEN:
Piano: Adam Gough

MOVE AS ONE: (taken from album New World)
Acoustic Guitar: Dave Cureton – Piano & String arrangement: Adam Gough –
Vocals: Rosanna Lefevre – Saxophone: Luke Shingler

TRUTH:
Piano: Adam Gough

FADE TO GREY: (taken from album New World)
Piano: Adam Gough – Vocals: Rosanna Lefevre

PROMISE:
Acoustic Guitar: Dave Cureton – Keyboards: Adam Gough

HOME: (taken from debut album IO Earth)
Acoustic Guitar & Bass: Dave Cureton – Piano: Adam Gough –
Vocals: Rosanna Lefevre – Saxophone: Luke Shingler – Drums: Tim Wilson

OH LÀLÀ:
Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Bass: Dave Cureton – Shaker, Tambourine & Cajon: Tim Wilson