The Stars, the Oceans and the Moon sees Echo and the Bunnymen, still lead by the indominable Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, revisit their peerless back catalog to reinterpret 13 of their most beloved songs with strings and things. Recorded at The Dog House Studios with co-producer Andy Wright, the Bunnymen hand-picked the selection of tracks for the album from their majestic, four-decade spanning archive. Mac said of the new versions: "I'm not doing this for anyone else. I'm doing it as it's important to me to make the songs better. I have to do it." The first track, "Seven Seas," was originally a Top 20 hit in 1984, the third single from their fourth studio album Ocean Rain. A couple of brand new tracks - "The Somnanbulist" and "How Far?" - also accompany the rearranged classics.