Price: £54.99
Format: boxset
Artist: Paradise Lost
Availability: 26-11-2021
CatNo: EBVILE025
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Paradise Lost The Lost and the Painless Boxset
A fascinating and comprehensive 6CD/DVD boxset with 92-page book that collects studio, demo and live material from the early years of Gothic Doom Metal pioneers, Paradise Lost
 
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Creators, pioneers & purveyors of the whole Gothic Doom Metal scene which subsequently came to prominence in the early 90s, Britain’s Paradise Lost rose from humble Northern roots to become one of the UK’s leading artists in the metal genre throughout the decade and beyond, remaining as relevant and revered as ever to this day after a career spanning over three decades.
 
Marking 30 years since the release of the milestone that is the band’s sophomore album, ‘Gothic’, ‘The Lost and the Painless’ is an expansive 6CD/1DVD set containing the full works of both the formative and Peaceville years of the UK Gods. From the early incarnation of the band finding their feet in a death metal landscape still in its relative infancy, to their early live appearances showcasing the clear talent of the Yorkshire quintet, this deluxe set also incorporates the band’s legendary studio albums in the shape of the influential deathly doom debut, ‘Lost Paradise’, as well as the ground-breaking & genre-defining follow-up, ‘Gothic’.
 
The included DVD features four shows, leading with the ‘Live Death’ concert from 1989, and followed by a trilogy of captured performances between 1990 & 1991, as Paradise Lost were beginning to mark their gradual ascension with a host of now classic tracks from their early repertoire.
 
The ‘Lost Paradise’ and ‘Gothic’ albums, plus ‘Gothic’ EP have been specially remastered for this release by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.
 
Also contained in the set is a 92-page book written by prolific music journalist, Nick Ruskell, delving into those essential early years of the band, as described by vocalist Nick Holmes & guitarist Gregor Mackintosh with their recollections of their early efforts to put Paradise Lost firmly on the map, as well as additional thoughts from a selection of prominent members of the scene, such as (among others) Peaceville founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw, Barney Greenway of Napalm Death, My Dying Bride’s Aaron Stainthorpe, & also Chris Reifert who himself embarked upon a tour with the Englishmen with Autopsy back in 1990. Furthermore, the book contains an amount of previously unseen photos recovered from the band’s early promo shoots with photographer Porl Medlock.
 
The foreword for ‘The Lost and the Painless’  comes courtesy of long-time appreciator of all things dark & gothic, Dani Filth, vocalist of UK extreme metal masters, Cradle of Filth.o become one of the UK’s leading artists in the metal genre throughout the decade and beyond, remaining as relevant and revered as ever to this day after a career spanning over three decades.
 
Marking 30 years since the release of the milestone that is the band’s sophomore album, ‘Gothic’, ‘The Lost and the Painless’ is an expansive 6CD/1DVD set containing the full works of both the formative and Peaceville years of the UK Gods. From the early incarnation of the band finding their feet in a death metal landscape still in its relative infancy, to their early live appearances showcasing the clear talent of the Yorkshire quintet, this deluxe set also incorporates the band’s legendary studio albums in the shape of the influential deathly doom debut, ‘Lost Paradise’, as well as the ground-breaking & genre-defining follow-up, ‘Gothic’.
The included DVD features four shows, leading with the ‘Live Death’ concert from 1989, and followed by a trilogy of captured performances between 1990 & 1991, as Paradise Lost were beginning to mark their gradual ascension with a host of now classic tracks from their early repertoire.
 
The ‘Lost Paradise’ and ‘Gothic’ albums, plus ‘Gothic’ EP have been specially remastered for this release by Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.
 
Also contained in the set is a 92-page book written by prolific music journalist, Nick Ruskell, delving into those essential early years of the band, as described by vocalist Nick Holmes & guitarist Gregor Mackintosh with their recollections of their early efforts to put Paradise Lost firmly on the map, as well as additional thoughts from a selection of prominent members of the scene, such as (among others) Peaceville founder Paul “Hammy” Halmshaw, Barney Greenway of Napalm Death, My Dying Bride’s Aaron Stainthorpe, & also Chris Reifert who himself embarked upon a tour with the Englishmen with Autopsy back in 1990. Furthermore, the book contains an amount of previously unseen photos recovered from the band’s early promo shoots with photographer Porl Medlock.
 
The foreword for ‘The Lost and the Painless’  comes courtesy of long-time appreciator of all things dark & gothic, Dani Filth, vocalist of UK extreme metal masters, Cradle of Filth.

 

 

CD1 - THE DEMOS
 
PARADISE LOST, 1988
1              Drown In Darkness         
2              Internal Torment             
3              Morbid Existence            
FROZEN ILLUSION, 1989
4              Paradise Lost     
5              Internal Torment             
6              Frozen Illusion  
 
 
CD2 - LOST PARADISE, 1990
 
1       Intro           
2       Deadly Inner Sense              
3       Paradise Lost          
4       Our Saviour
5       Rotting Misery       
6       Frozen Illusion        
7       Breeding Fear         
8       Lost Paradise
9       Internal Torment II
 
CD3 - GOTHIC, 1991
 
1              Gothic  
2              Dead Emotion   
3              Shattered           
4              Rapture
5              Eternal 
6              Falling Forever 
7              Angel Tears        
8              Silent    
9              The Painless      
10           Desolate                             
 
CD4 - GOTHIC EP
 
1       GOTHIC (mix)
2       ROTTING MISERY (Doom Dub)
3       BREEDING FEAR (Demolition Dub)
4       THE PAINLESS (mix)
 
CD5  'LIVE DEATH', LIVE IN BRADFORD UK, 1989
 
1     Deadly Inner Sense
2     Frozen Illusion 
3     Breeding Fear 
4     Paradise Lost 
5     Our Saviour 
6     Rotting Misery 
7     Internal Torment
 
LIVE IN LIVERPOOL, 1989
8              Internal Torment
9              Our Saviour       
10           Plains Of Desolation       
11           Drown In Darkness         
12           Paradise Lost     
13           Nuclear Abomination
 
CD6 - LIVE IN LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY, 1991
 
1      Intro
2      Dead Emotion
3      Gothic
4      Paradise Lost
5      Breeding Fear
6      Eternal
7      Shattered
8      Frozen Illusion
9      Angel Tears
10   The Painless
11   Our Saviour
12   Deadly Inner Sense
 
 
DVD
 
'LIVE DEATH', LIVE IN BRADFORD UK, 1989
ON TOUR WITH AUTOPSY, 1990
'THE LOST TAPES' 1991
LIVE IN BERLIN, 1991