Lee’s band previously covered the Lennon and McCartney classic on their 2018 Synthesis tour, and shared a live version of the song on the A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio disc included in the box set version of their The Bitter Truth album, which emerged earlier this year.
“It was such a pleasure to cover this legendary song,” the band state on Twitter.
On Instagram, Amy Lee added, “Performing Across the Universe became my favorite part of the night when we were touring Synthesis. Every word speaks straight to my soul and singing it feels so good. Like my spirit lifts out of my body. And I feel the presence of the ones I’ve lost, especially my brother. Robby was a massive fan of The Beatles and this cover was for him. ‘Nothing’s gonna change my world’ to me, means nothing can tear us apart. Ever. Not even death. Because real love is forever. Listening to the recording now brings me right back to that beautiful feeling and it makes me very happy to see you enjoying it too.”
“This beautiful artwork by Tim Cantor hangs in my house,” Lee continued. “From the moment I saw it I connected with it in a spiritual way. Out of the thorns grows this beautiful tree, reaching up toward the light with everything in it’s being till it’s petals defy gravity towards heaven. Just like I feel the song moving me. I was shocked when I asked for permission to use the artwork and was told the artist was an Evanescence fan, who had been moved by my work too, and was more than happy to let us use it for this release. Love connects us all, if we let it. Sending mine out to all of you!
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- Evanescence - The Bitter Truth - US - CD album - £18.99, $23.36, €22.03 (New Item) (arrived 21-Dec-2021 12:17)on June 28, 2022 at 7:51 pm
EVANESCENCE The Bitter Truth (2021 US Limited Target Exclusive Edition 14-track CD album, this is their first collection of original music in a decade sees them return to their dark and heavy rock roots, including the singles Wasted On You, The Game Is Over, Use My Voice & Better Without You plus the bonus recordings: Cruel Summer [Live] and a cover version of Fleetwood Mac's The Chain. The disc looks barely played issued in the gatefold picture sleeve complete with the picture / lyric booklet)
- Evanescence - The Bitter Truth - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £24.99, $30.74, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jul-2021 16:28)on June 28, 2022 at 7:51 pm
EVANESCENCE The Bitter Truth (2021 UK/EU limited edition 12-track 2-LP double album - their first album of original music in a decade sees them return to their dark and heavy rock roots; housed in a gatefold picture sleeve with lyric printed inners. Apart from a light crease in the bottom left corner, the sleeve displays minimal wear and the vinyl remains in a 'near as new' condition)