The Blu-ray contains 96/24 5.1 DTS, 96/24 5.1 LPCM and 96/24 2.0 LPCM and an all instrumental version of the main tracks with no bonus tracks or demos. Unfortunately the only way you can score those demo versions is with the now extinct artbook version. In any case, from an audio standpoint the 5.1 versions are phenomenal…
"Three Piece Suite" follows the highly successful reissues of "The Power And The Glory" and "Octopus", and features Steven Wilson mixes of a specially curated selection of songs taken from the band’s first three albums ("Gentle Giant", "Acquiring the Taste", "Three Friends"). The album also includes the previously unreleased song "Freedom’s Child" (from the band's first recording sessions with producer Tony Visconti).
2017 edition in a gatefold mini LP sleeve, featuring the new 2016 master with more sympathetic EQ and minimal dynamic compression, as used for the Delerium Years vinyl box set. It includes the original full length vinyl mix of Phase IV.
Excellent introduction to the early days of Steven Wilson and his seminal band Porcupine Tree, with a thoughtful collection of album tracks, b-sides and rarities curated by Wilson himself, with the same attention to detail that we’ve come to expect from his flourishing solo career.
Late in September, British prog rock band Gentle Giant will release a new blu-ray+CD collection called Three Piece Suite which focuses on 1970-1972 and the first three albums (Gentle Giant, Acquiring The Taste and Three Friends). Content includes Steven Wilson 5.1 mixes of some (not all) album tracks, hi-res flat transfers of all three albums and more…
A mid-price CD edition of Blackfield’s debut presented in a digipak with an 8-page booklet and featuring a 2016 Steven Wilson remaster. Blackfield is the collaboration between Israeli songwriter and musician Aviv Geffen, and British musician and producer Steven Wilson. The band's self-titled debut, originally released in 2004, is a fan favourite and includes the popular singles Hello, Pain, Blackfield and Cloudy Now.
This disc is another installment in the Naxos Barber series, conducted by Marin Alsop. It has some interesting, little-heard music: Die Natalie, variations on Christmas carols, and the Commando March. Both show Barber's versatility and Die Natalie contains some deft counterpoint as Barber creates some remarkable music on those themes. The Piano concerto is well played by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the soloist, Stephan Prutsman.