I listened to this album today. It was not what I would have expected from Shooter Jennings, but there are a lot of you out there who are going to love this music. The instrumental portions throughout are great. And, I’ll have to admit I have no idea what Marilyn Manson even sounds like, but he is in there somewhere. I don’t play video games either – so I suppose I was really at a loss while listening to this one. But, I listened. And, there were songs I actually liked. None of them even remotely country music, but still good music. I particularly liked “I’m Left You’re Right She’s Gone”. I really liked “The Neverending Story”, featuring Brandi Carlisle. We all remember that song from the movie. That is as much of a review as you will get out of me. I would recommend, however, that you give a listen. There will probably be a lot about this album that you like. On that note, I will pass on the press release to you. So, here you go …..
It’s not often a well-known singer/songwriter takes to the world of computer games to debut his latest album, but Shooter Jennings did exactly that on Monday, February 22 when he raised the curtain on his latest album, Countach (for Giorgo). The album was unveiled inside the virtual world of Shroud of the Avatar™ from legendary game designer Richard Garriott (aka Lord British) and Austin game developer, Portalarium®. An avid gamer, Jennings’ new album was released on limited edition pink vinyl February 26, and on all other formats March 22, 2016.
Jennings’ childhood included many hours of playing Richard Garriott’s Ultima games and Ultima Online. “As I got older, I played every single Ultima game that was released,” reminisced Jennings. “I even poisoned the bread in Ultima IX. Then Ultima Online took me and my friends to another world, allowing us to live a real alternate life. What a brilliant development!”
Jennings is also one of Shroud of the Avatar’s early backers. “I immediately found the Kickstarter and made my pledge. I had played some of the other MMOs and while fun, they never captured the sense of adventure that the Ultima series did, online or offline. I was so excited to see this come out that I just could not wait.”
When the opportunity arose to have Richard on his new album and to hold the premiere inside the game, Jennings said it was a dream come true. “I realize that we are all the most responsible for what we have learned from life, and for giving it back to the rest of the world. Much as Richard and Starr (Starr Long, Shroud of the Avatar’s executive producer) have done the same by creating the worlds they have, they gave it back to me. And then through my love of their art, I am trying to give back to them, and give to future generations of the lore of new Britannia and the innovations of its creators.”
Countach is an album comprised of songs composed or inspired by Academy Award and Grammy Award winning producer Giorgio Moroder, whose credits include multiple disco hits in the 70s and 80s, in addition to songs from theatrical releases Top Gun, Midnight Express and Flashdance. Guest appearances on the album include Marilyn Manson, Brandi Carlile, Steve Young and Richard Garriott. The album image for Countach can be downloaded
at this location.
“It is truly a thrill to be a part of Shooter’s album,” said Richard Garriott. “And we are honored that Shroud of the Avatar gets to showcase this opening event. And our community has played a huge role in putting all the details together. In fact it’s 100% managed by our fans, illustrating the amazing power, collaboration and cooperation of our online community.”
Shroud of the Avatar, is the spiritual successor to Garriott’s award winning Ultima series of games. It is also one of the top crowd funded video games ever, raising more than $8.2 million since launching the funding campaign in March of 2013. Download the latest assets from Shroud of the Avatar here: Shroud of the Avatar art.
Fans can pre-order Countach on pink vinyl for $17.00 here.
For tour dates, new music, the famed “BCR Mixtapes” and more, follow Shooter Jennings at: www.shooterjennings.com; www.facebook.com/ShooterJennings; www.twitter.com/shooterjennings; www.instagram.com/shooterjennings/; www.bcrmedia.com
About Portalarium Portalarium was formed in September of 2009 in Austin, Texas. The company was co-founded by legendary game developer Richard Garriott, who created Ultima, one of the longest running and most successful fantasy role playing game series ever. The company is currently developing its next game, the crowd funded Shroud of the Avatar. In addition to backers with financial contributions, the SotA community may also participate with art, sound, music and even design participation in the main game. This a game created for the community and with the community.
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