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:
- "Simple Creed"
- "Deep Enough"
- "Like a Soldier"
- "People Like You"
- "Transmit Your Love"
- "Forever May Not Be Long Enough"
- "Call Me a Fool"
- "The Ride"
- "Nobody Knows"
- "Hero of Love"