‘Relayer’ is confirmed as the third release in the series of SW remixed Yes albums to be issued in 5.1 & new stereo high-resolution audio configuration. ‘Relayer’ was the band’s 7th studio album, released in 1974, and contains just 3 long pieces, including the ambitious 22 minute Gates of Delirium.
Mixed by Steven Wilson & released with the full approval of the band, ‘Relayer’ will be available in CD/DVD-A digipack & CD/Blu-Ray mini LP gatefold editions. These are available to pre-order now from Headphone Dust, to be released on 3rd November.
Both editions will also contain the original album mix in high-resolution & bonus audio material, full details of which will be announced shortly.
Restored artwork approved by Roger Dean & new sleevenotes by Sid Smith complete the package, the release of which coincides with the 40th anniversary of the album’s original late 1974 appearance.
The immensely talented bass guitar and stick player Nick Beggs today took to Facebook to state that he’s started to work on backing vocals for Steven Wilson’s fourth solo album. The as yet untitled album is expected to be released early next year. The record is the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘The Raven that Refused To Sing (and other stories)‘, released in February 2013.
Two songs that Steven Wilson debuted live on the 2nd leg of the Raven tour last year will be on the new album. One is titled ‘Happy Returns’ and the other is an untitled 15 minute piece. Steven Wilson has promised video teasers and audio samples from the album before the end of this year, so watch this space…
Just a year and a half after the release of his critically acclaimed ‘The Raven that Refused To Sing‘, Steven Wilson will enter the studio to record his fourth solo album this month. His band will comprise of the same members that he recorded ‘The Raven…’ with him at EastWest Studios in Los Angeles in September 2012.
Steven has promised to reveal more details about the forthcoming album (due to be released early in 2015) in the coming months, so stay tuned. As always, we’ll bring you the latest updates as soon as we get them.
Last month, Prog magazine sent out a request to all those with an interest in progressive music to email in a list of their favourite albums and apparently they received a huge response!
In the new issue, the results are published and Steven Wilson’s album The Raven that Refused to Sing is ranked at number 9 in the resulting top 100 best progressive rock albums of all time! It’s quite an astonishing achievement, seeing as the record itself was only released in February last year. Fear of a Blank Planet is the highest ranked Porcupine Tree album at number 18, whilst Steven’s other 2 solo records, 3 more PT albums (In Absentia, Deadwing and The Incident) and Steven’s collaboration with Mikael Akerfeldt, Storm Corrosion also make the top 100 (the magazine also features an interview with Mikael and a review of the brilliant new Opeth record Pale Communion).
This coming weekend Steven will be guest presenting the progressive rock show on Team Rock Radio, while regular presenter Philip Wilding is on holiday. There will be two 2 hour shows, on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th evenings, both starting at 8pm UK time.
Joining Steven will be his long term friend and fellow No-Man band member Tim Bowness. Steven and Tim will be playing music that fits an eclectic definition of the word “progressive” and discussing their choices. You can listen to Team Rock Radio on DAB or via the internet, more information here - http://www.teamrock.com/radio/how-to-listen