Tricky, Adam Duritz Guest On Fifth Live Album, V

Alain Johannes, Glen Ballard contribute production work to September 18 release.

After toying around with calling their fifth album "Ecstatic Fanatic," Live have opted to stick with the facts — the Pennsylvania rockers' latest will be titled V when it hits stores September 18.

The 14-track album features Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz on "Flow" and electro-witchdoctor Tricky on "Simple Creed." Frontman Ed Kowalczyk guests on a song on Tricky's latest LP, Blowback, called "Evolution Revolution Love," which the pair will perform together July 20 on "Late Night With Conan O'Brien."

Live co-produced most of V with Eleven singer/guitarist Alain Johannes, while Glen Ballard (Alanis Morissette, Dave Matthews Band) co-wrote "Forever May Not Be Long Enough" with Kowalczyk and produced the track. "Forever" also appears on the soundtrack to "The Mummy Returns," released in the spring (see [article id="1442375"]"Live To Offer 'Mummy Returns' Song As Free Download"[/article]). Its accompanying video will appear on the DVD release of the film in September.

Live recently teamed with director Mark Webb (Green Day) to shoot a video for "Simple Creed," although the song might not be the album's first single, a Live publicist said.

In addition to playing the Rolling Rock Town Fair on August 4 (see [article id="1442707"]"STP, Live To Headline Rolling Rock Town Fair"[/article]), Live will also play a July 27 show at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and a pair of radio festivals — WRZX-FM's XFest 2K1 on July 29 in Noblesville, Indiana, and WEBN-FM's Lunatic Fringe Fest on August 3 in Cincinnati.

The track listing for V:

  • "Intro"

  • "Simple Creed"

  • "Deep Enough"

  • "Like a Soldier"

  • "People Like You"

  • "Transmit Your Love"

  • "Forever May Not Be Long Enough"

  • "Call Me a Fool"

  • "Flow"

  • "The Ride"

  • "Nobody Knows"

  • "OK"

  • "Overcome"

  • "Hero of Love"