Plus band announce limited-edition version of the album

Echo And The Bunnymen are set to launch a copy of their 1984 album ‘Ocean Rain’ into space.

NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra is set to take a copy of the classic album, his favourite record, with him when he blasts off to the International Space Station on June 13.

The mission ties in with a box set reissue of the album, set for release on May 30. The set will include a live version of the album recorded in the Liverpool Arena last November, plus a DVD documentary and booklet.

The first 1,000 copies ordered will be signed by frontman Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant.

See the band’s official website, Bunnymen.com, for more information.

Echo And The Bunnymen will release a new studio album, ‘The Fountain’, in September.