Monday, September 19, 2011
*The new solo album from Steven Wilson will be available on Kscope next week. Grace for Drowning is the second album released under Wilson’s own name, and builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received Insurgentes. A double album ('two 40-45 minute albums in the same package') Wilson has described it as "my biggest project to date".
The album will be released on CD, vinyl and download along with a Blu-ray edition of the album. The Blu-ray disc contains the album in 5.1 surround sound with accompanying video content. In addition to the video content, created by long-term collaborator Lasse Hoile, the Blu-ray disc also features bonus audio tracks, photo galleries, hand written notes and lyrics.
A trailer for the Blu-ray has just been added to the Grace for Drowning mini-site. The trailer features clips of the videos for the tracks Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye and Belle Du Jour which have not previously been seen and will only be available on the Blu-ray. Three other videos (for the tracks Remainder The Black Dog, Index and Postcard) are already available on the mini-site.
Check the Grace For Drowning mini-site for pre-order links for all editions of the album including the digital editions which are now available to pre-order from iTunes. This digital edition features two bonus tracks.
An 8 minute edit of the track Raider II is now streaming on the Metal Hammer website (UK only) and on the Grace For Drowning mini-site.
Steven will also be embarking on a solo tour later in the year, confirmed tour dates are as follows:
OCTOBER IN EUROPE
21st - Wisla Hall, Krakow, Poland
22nd - Heimathafen, Berlin, Germany
23rd - Muffathalle, Munich, Germany
25th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
26th - Bataclan, Paris, France
27th - Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
28th - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
31st - Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK
NOVEMBER IN NORTH AMERICA
8th - Orlando, FL - House of Blues
10th - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
11th - NY, NY - Best Buy Theater
12th - Philadelphia, PA - Temple Performing Arts Center
13th - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
15th - Montreal, Canada - Corona
16th - Toronto, Canada - Opera House
18th - Chicago, IL - Park West
Sign up to Steven Wilson's mailing list for a FREE mp3 from Grace for Drowning HERE, or visit the mini-site for more details on the album.
*The Pineapple Thief - Variations on a Dream
The series of re-mastered reissues from The Pineapple Thief's back catalogue continues in October with a new 2CD edition of Variations On A Dream.
Variations On A Dream was the band’s third studio album and was originally released in 2004 on the Cyclops label. Bruce has re-mixed and re-mastered the album for this Kscope edition. It is also presented in the same way as the originally limited double album release with the 8 Days album (limited to 1000 copies and never released separately) on CD2.
Variations On A Dream is now available to pre-order from the Kscope store. It follows the recent reissue of the band's 2005 album, 10 Stories Down. A video of Bruce and Steve from TPT discussing 10 Stories Down is also now online.
Steve and Bruce were also filmed at Peter Gabriel's Real World Studios while the band recorded a cover of Money by Pink Floyd for a recent Mojo covermount CD, watch the video below.
Bruce will be performing a solo set at A Night in the Union Chapel, a special Kscope evening that takes place on Friday September 30th full details HERE.
*An interview with Mark Peters from Engineers is now online as part of the IATP podcast. The podcast also features an acoustic version of the track, Forgiveness.
Simon and Mark will be performing more acoustic tracks as part of A Night in the Union Chapel, a special Kscope evening that takes place on Friday September 30th.
Posted by Dan Goldin at 5:47 PM