(New York NY) – Pop-rock trio HANSON officially announce the September 8th release, with pre-sale starting today, for their 25th Anniversary Middle Of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits album. The album is the first comprehensive collection, incorporating songs from the band’s six major studio albums, as well as the new single “I Was Born,” released in conjunction with their 25th Anniversary World Tour which has seen sold out concerts throughout Europe, Australia, Latin America, the US and Canada.

 

“This album and the extensive world tour are really exciting for us, because it’s the first time we’ve assembled a true career-spanning collection in one product, or one concert,” said guitarist Isaac Hanson. “The addition of ‘I Was Born’ to this album is our way of still looking to the future, even as we celebrate where we have been for the last two decades,” added keyboardist and middle brother, Taylor Hanson.

 

The band initially formed in 1992 performing locally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and releasing 3 independent albums before being signed in 1996 by Mercury Records. Their breakout album Middle Of Nowhere, lead by the iconic debut single “Mmmbop” which was #1 in 27 countries simultaneously, sparked the band’s meteoric rise to international fame, and was followed by multiple Grammy nominations, and a two decade long career of chart topping singles, including “Where’s The Love”, “I Will Come To You”, “Weird”, “This Time Around”, “If Only”, “Save Me”, “Penny And Me”, “Give A Little”, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin'” and “Get The Girl Back”. In 2003 the band founded their own independent record label 3CG Records, which has released 4 of their 6 studio albums to date and lead to numerous world tours, playing to their dedicated fanbase. Since the groups founding they have accomplished a rare combination of commercial success and critical respect, with outlets such as the Village Voice calling HANSON “the finest straight up rock band in America”. The band has sold over 16 million albums.

 

Starting at ages 11, 9 and 6, brothers Isaac, Taylor and Zac were first inspired to make music while listening to 1950’s and early 60’s soul music and Rock ‘n’ Roll, citing influences from Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, The Beatles and Elvis, to Little Richard and Chuck Berry. These influences formed the bedrock of their musical inspiration, helping to forge their signature sound, which incorporates soulful melodies and song craft.

 

In 2007 the band began their “Take The Walk” campaign, which helps to combat extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS, serving thousands of individuals in need throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. In 2013, the group founded Hanson Brothers Beer Company, winning a gold medal in the World Beer Championships for their signature Pale Ale “Mmmhops”. In 2014 they founded The Hop Jam Beer and Music Festival in their hometown of Tulsa, OK, bringing together more than 40,000 people annually, for one of the country’s leading Craft Beer and Music Festivals.

 

HANSON

Middle Of Everywhere – The Greatest Hits

September 8, 2017

 

Tracklisting:

 

1 I Was Born
2 Mmmbop
3 Where’s The Love
4 I Will Come To You
5 Weird
6 A Minute Without You
7 This Time Around
8 If Only
9 Save Me
10 A Song To Sing
11 Penny And Me
12 Lost Without Each Other
13 Underneath
14 Strong Enough To Break
15 Broken Angel
16 Great Divide
17 Been There Before
18 Georgia
19 Go
20 Watch Over Me
21 Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’
22 Give A Little
23 Juliet
24 Get The Girl Back
25 Fired Up
26 Already Home

 

To find out more information on HANSON’s tour and music release go to hanson.net.

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