Matt Bellamy has announced Cryrosleep, a new LP set to release on Record Store Day (26 July 2021). The Muse frontman’s new album notably features a track recorded using the Fender Telecaster Jeff Buckley recorded Grace with.
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Last year, Bellamy revealed how he had purchased the guitar, and how it might inspire some more vintage-inspired instruments from Manson Guitars. He told Guitar.com: “We’ve been discussing doing a retro-style or retro-sounding Manson [guitar]. We may actually base some of it on the Jeff Buckley guitar.”
Buckley’s treasured blonde Telecaster was first loaned to him by photographer friend Janine Nichols – after a robbery at the late musician’s Los Angeles apartment left all his valuables stolen. Buckley would wield the Tele as his weapon of choice throughout his career: from his early gigging days at the East Village coffeehouse, to the recording of 1994’s Grace, up to his untimely death. After his passing, Buckley’s family returned the guitar to Nichols, who sold it in New York.
The album has 10 tracks, collating a number of Bellamy’s other recent solo contributions, including Pray, Behold, The Glove, and Tomorrow’s World. There’s also a cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.
Cryosleep also contains two solo versions of Unintended, an early Muse song found on the band’s 1999 debut Showbiz.
The gatefold LP will arrive as part of Record Store Day 2021. Find out more at recordstoreday.com.