This is the shirt Manchester City hope will hit the right note with fans.
It should. After all, it features a “soundwave” graphic of supporters singing the club’s anthem “Blue Moon.”
And the FA Cup winners have even enlisted the help of legendary Oasis frontman, Liam Gallagher, the help launch the much-anticipated 2011-12 home kit.
Liam’s new band, Beady Eye, have recorded a version of Blue Moon.
“I’ve been a City fan since I was a kid so to be involved with the launch of a new kit is colossal,” he said. “Manchester City fans are known for having a lot of style and the new shirt looks mega.
“I love the soundwave idea and the Mod-inspired collar looks proper smart.
“Blue Moon is a top tune and has been City’s song for as long as I can remember. It’s been covered by loads of people but the only good one until now was the one Elvis did. I hope the fans buzz off our version and sing along to it at the stadium.”
David Blanch, Senior Designer at Umbro, said: “You can go anywhere in the world and people will know two things about Manchester: football and music. For the new Manchester City Home shirt, we wanted to combine the elements of football and sound in a new and original way.
“Our starting point was the club’s anthem, Blue Moon. When fans are singing Blue Moon, it becomes more than just a song – it’s a connection between the fans and the players. We went into the Stadium to record a section of the fans singing the song.
"From this recording, we extracted an audio clip and created a soundwave graphic which is used within the shirt. One of the most powerful ways in which any fan can positively influence a football match is through sound. We've harnessed that and made it part of the Manchester City's home kit. This is a truly innovative football strip."