Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds share version of ‘Push The Sky Away’ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

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The track, recorded during a performance in 2019, appears on their upcoming ‘B-Sides and Rarities Part II’ album

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Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds share a new live version of their 2013 track ‘Push the Sky Away’, which was recorded with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra – listen to it below.

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Recorded live in 2019 as part of the ‘Film Music – Nick Cave & Warren Ellis’ event at Hammer Hall in Melbourne, the song will appear on the band’s album ‘B-Sides and Rarities Part II’. Come out on October 22nd.

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“I’ve never had more fun on stage with MSO…” Kev said of the experience, while Warren Ellis called the show “one of the best shows of my life”.


Hear the new live version of ‘Push the Sky Away’ with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra below:

The upcoming compilation album, compiled by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, is a follow-up to the acclaimed 2005 ‘B-Sides and Rarities’ album. The record includes 27 rare and unreleased tracks from 2006–2020, including the debut recordings of ‘Skeleton Tree’, ‘Girl in Amber’ and ‘Bright Horse’.

Set for release on October 22 on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms, ‘B-Sides & Rarities Part II’ was previewed in August to coincide with the release of the 2006 song ‘Vortex’, while A ‘Ghosteen’-era outtake called ‘Earthlings’ was shared last month.

Speaking of the new album, Cave said: “I’ve always liked the original ‘B-Sides and Rarities’ more than any of our other albums. It’s the only one I’d listen to willingly. It sounds more relaxed. It is even absurd in some places, but with some beautiful lyrics. There is something about the smallness of some songs that is closer to their original spirit.”


Nick Cave and Warren Ellis are currently on a UK tour in support of their joint lockdown album ‘CARNAGE’, which came out in February.

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