The Jesus and Mary Chain Announce Live Album 'Sunset 666,' Share "Sometimes Always" with Isobel Campbell

It was recorded in 2018 at the Hollywood Palladium

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jun 27, 2023

Noise pop innovators the Jesus and Mary Chain have announced a live album. Sunset 666 is due out August 4 via Fuzz Club.

The album was recorded at the Hollywood Palladium in 2018, when the band were opening up a series of shows for Nine Inch Nails; three of the vinyl sides come from the December 15 show, while the fourth side comes from December 11. Former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbell sings on two of the songs. The 17-song setlist kicks off with the signature tune "Just Like Honey."

"To be surrounded by that sound was completely electric," said Campbell in a statement. "I love singing with Jim [Reid]. That time in my life was pretty bleak, and being around the band and their people reignited a spark in me that had been dormant. And I was blown away by William [Reid]. He's a guitar genius; one of a kind. It feels like we're all kindred spirits. I can't think of a band I would rather sing with."

The band have shared a live version of "Sometimes Always," from 1994's Stoned & Dethroned, as a single. It features Campbell singing the part originally performed by Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval. Hear that below, with the album tracklist below that.

Sunset 666 is available to pre-order here.

Sunset 666:

1. Just Like Honey
2. Sometimes Always (feat. Isobel Campbell)
3. Black and Blues (feat. Isobel Campbell)
4. Amputation
5. All Things Pass
6. Some Candy Talking
7. Head On
8. The Living End
9. Cracking Up
10. Teenage Lust
11. I Hate Rock 'n' Roll
12. Reverence
13. Blues from a Gun
14. Far Gone and Out
15. Between Planets 
16. Halfway to Crazy
17. In a Hole

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