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Featuring songs recorded between 2003-2015, Transience is a personally curated introduction to the more accessible side of Steven Wilson's monumental solo output.
A limited edition vinyl only issue scheduled to coincide with the second leg of the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour, Transience contains a new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic Lazarus, which Steven has been performing on tour recently with his stellar live band. The new version is based on a live recording, subsequently overdubbed and edited in SW's private studio in July 2015.
Transience contains 13 tracks and totals over 1 hour of music. Pressed as a 3 sided LP in a lavish gatefold sleeve with black and white portraits of SW by Joe Del Tufo and Susana Moyaho, the fourth vinyl side features an etching of the original handwritten lyric sketches for Happy Returns.
This is a strictly limited one off pressing. Double heavyweight vinyl in gatefold cover with anti-static inner bags, the album comes with a download code.
An essential introduction to an essential artist.
1) Transience - single version (3.10)
2) Harmony Korine (5.07)
3) Postcard (4.27)
4) Significant Other (4.31)
5) Insurgentes (3.54)
1) The Pin Drop (5.01)
2) Happy Returns - edit (5.11)
3) Deform to Form a Star - edit (5.53)
4) Thank You (4.39)
1) Index (4.47)
2) Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
3) Lazarus - 2015 recording (3.57)
4) Drive Home (7.33)
All songs written, produced and mixed by SW, published by Hands Off It's Mine administered by Universal Music Publishing Group Ltd, except Thank You written by Alanis Morrisette, published by Universal Music, MCA Music Publishing.
Front cover and gatefold photography by Joe Del Tufo
Back cover photograph by Susana Moyaho
Design by Carl Glover for Aleph
Lazarus backing track recorded on tour in March 2015, final studio overdubs and mix July 2015, performed by:
SW - vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Nick Beggs - chapman stick
Guthrie Govan - slide guitar
Adam Holzman - piano, hammond organ
Marco Minnemann - drums