Release Date: 09 March 2018
Format: LP Double Vinyl
|PORCUPINE TREE DEADWING Limited Gatefold 180gram Heavyweight Vinyl 2LP Set
FAN FAVOURITE PORCUPINE TREE ALBUM IS RELEASED ON KSCOPE FOR THE FIRST TIME
THE RARE AND COVETED RECORD HAS BEEN NEWLY REMASTERED BY STEVEN WILSON
Two of the most sought after Porcupine Tree releases, ‘;In Absentia’; and ‘;Deadwing’;, have been acquired by Kscope and will be given reissues on vinyl, with new CD editions to follow later in 2018. For the first time since their original release, they have also been remastered by PT songwriter and frontman, Steven Wilson. The new mastering has considerably less compression and limiting for a more dynamic listening experience.
‘;Deadwing’; was Porcupine Tree's eighth studio album, first released in 2005 following their breakthrough with ‘;In Absentia’;, it was the second in a run of 3 albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band's artistic achievements. It also continued their new-found commercial success to become their top selling record at the time. It has been unavailable on vinyl for many years.
Based on a screenplay written by Steven Wilson and director Mike Bennion, about half of the songs were started with a view to being part of the score to that film, but when the film failed to move into the production stage, Wilson instead made them the foundation for the next PT album, with additional material written in collaboration with the other band members. The album features the classic singles: "Shallow" and "Lazarus", the latter of which Wilson still performs live with his current band. Other popular songs from the album include "Open Car" and "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here".
The album features guest appearances from Adrian Belew (King Crimson), who plays guitar solos on the title track and "Halo", and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), who adds vocal harmonies and a guitar solo to "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here".
This new version of ‘;Deadwing’; will be released on double heavyweight audiophile 180g vinyl presented in gatefold packaging. It follows the release of Steven Wilson's fifth solo album, ‘;To The Bone’;, which soared to the UK Album Charts at #3 and to #2 in the German album charts. Meanwhile Gavin Harrison is enjoying success touring the world with both King Crimson and The Pineapple Thief after performing on the latter's latest album ‘;Your Wilderness’;, and ex-PT keyboardist Richard Barbieri recently released his third and most ambitious solo album ‘;Planets + Persona’; on Kscope.
1. Deadwing ( 09:46 )
2. Shallow ( 04:17 )
3. Lazarus ( 04:18 )
1. Halo ( 04:38 )
2. Arriving Somewhere But Not Here ( 12:02 )
1. Mellotron Scratch ( 06:57 )
2. Open Car ( 03:46 )
3. The Start Of Something Beautiful ( 07:39 )
1. Glass Arm Shattering ( 06:12 )
2. So Called Friend ( 04:48 )
3. Half-Light ( 06:20 )