Bristol Colston Hall 15-10-2013 - mini review
It's not often I can get out with the shred children to see bands of such high quality visiting little old Bristol. There is no support act, so get there on time. T-Shirts, DVDs's, CD's from the band and specials from the band members, so take some cash too. This is a new era for progressive bands, the atmospheric lights, the back projections... with some of the best musicians on the planet. If, like me, you can recall the 70's and 80's you'll have that nostalgic hunger for the epic songs that progressive bands deliver.
Guitar players would do well to see Guthrie Govan at this show, as you'll soon understand why he is one of the best players on the planet and here you'll see what takes to get to the next level. Guthrie is able to coax any number and all manner of sounds from his guitar, e-bow, glass slide and the whole panoply of guitar pedals at his disposal. Guthrie Govan is true craftsmanship in a band context.
Steven Wilson is a funny guy and natural band leader, leading the band through 15 minute abridged version of well known tunes with aplomb. Pausing to discuss the recent Australian tour, the new recordings.. Steven does all this in bare feet and that contrasts sharply with Guthrie's big boots (as my daughter tells me). We did have a little disaster halfway through as shred junior lost one of his ear plugs... but all in all a great show.
See this band on tour... Guthrie Govan adds the icing to the Steven Wilson Cake.... did I mention Chad Wackerman, Nick Beggs and Adam Holzman? http://stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/tour-dates/
the set list http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/steven-wilson/2013/colston-hall-bristol-england-23c710cf.html
A few photos of the gear taken with my old phone... you can see his Victory amps and Fender Jazzmaster (I think) The sound was great. My new prog era begins...
Steven Wilson - Drive Home
Kscope have released a 1-minute clip taken from the forthcoming video for 'Drive Home' directed by Jess Cope, which you can see below.
Steven Wilson's 'Drive Home' set is now available to pre-order on Burning Shed and it will be released in two different editions, DVD+CD and Blu-ray+CD. It features unreleased tracks, videos, live recordings, high-definition audio and a documentary. More information can be found here - http://stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/drive-home-video-ep-now-available-to-pre-order/
Order your Blu-ray + CD copy of Drive Home from the Kscope store: bit.ly/15y0h18
Order your DVD + CD copy of Drive Home from the Kscope store: bit.ly/197j1mF
For more info on Steven Wilson's albums on Kscope: bit.ly/XhHnHA
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New 2 disc set from Steven Wilson featuring unreleased tracks, videos, live recordings and high-resolution audio – available on Blu-ray & CD and CD & DVD
Available from October 21st (22nd in US/CA)
In February 2013 Steven Wilson released 'The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)', his third solo album. The album was a huge critical and commercial success, earning numerous 5 star reviews and charting well across the world, debuting at #3 in the German national chart, #28 in the UK top 40, #57 in the US Billboard top 200, #16 in Holland and #17 in Finland.
Prior to these dates, Drive Home, a new audio-visual package will be released as a Blu-ray & CD set and as a CD & DVD set.
The Blu-ray and DVD feature the new video for lead track 'Drive Home' along with the video for 'The Raven That Refused To Sing', both directed by Jess Cope. They also include four tracks recorded live in Frankfurt during the recent tour.
In addition, the Blu-ray and DVD feature audio recordings of two previously unreleased tracks, 'The Birthday Party' and an orchestral version of 'The Raven That Refused To Sing'. 'The Birthday Party' was recorded in LA at the same sessions as the tracks that made up the album while the version of 'The Raven That Refused To Sing' is a new mix that strips the track back to just the orchestra and vocals.
All the songs on the Blu-Ray and DVD are mixed in both stereo and 5.1 sound, including the two audio only titles. The audio on the Blu-Ray is full lossless 96/24 throughout. These tracks are also included on the CD, along with the audio from the live tracks and an edit of 'Drive Home'.
Disc 1 - Blu-Ray (Region 0, NTSC) / DVD:
1 Drive Home (Video) 08:20
2 The Raven That Refused To Sing (Video) 07:49
3 The Holy Drinker (Live In Frankfurt Video) 10:25
4 Insurgentes (Live In Frankfurt Video) 04:30
5 The Watchmaker (Live In Frankfurt Video) 11:52
6 The Raven That Refused To Sing (Live In Frankfurt Video) 08:12
7 The Birthday Party 03:46
8 The Raven That Refused To Sing (Orchestral Version) 07:29
Disc 2 - CD:
1 Drive Home (Edit) 04:08
2 The Birthday Party 03:46
3 The Raven That Refused To Sing (Orchestral Version) 07:29
4 The Holy Drinker (Live In Frankfurt) 10:25
5 Insurgentes (Live In Frankfurt) 04:30
6 The Watchmaker (Live In Frankfurt) 11:52
7 The Raven That Refused To Sing (Live In Frankfurt) 08:12
Steven Wilson's The Raven that Refused to Sing (and Other Stories) named ‘ALBUM OF THE YEAR’ at Progressive Music Awards
Steven Wilson was awarded the prestigious album of the year award for his recent masterpiece The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) at the second annual Progressive Music Awards. The awards, organised by Prog magazine, were presented at a ceremony in London's Kew Gardens. Other winners on the night included Marillion (much of who's catalogue is available on Madfish, Kscope's sister label) who were named 'Band of the Year' and Family who won the inaugural 'Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award' for the 14 CD career spanning boxset. More details on all the winners can be found here.
Tour Dates for 2013
2nd – Melbourne – Billboard – Australia
3rd – Sydney – Metro Theatre - Australia
5th – Brisbane – Tivoli – Australia
15th - Bristol - Colston Hall - United Kingdom
17th - Wolverhampton - Civic Hall - United Kingdom
18th - Newcastle - City Hall - United Kingdom
20th - London - Royal Albert Hall - United Kingdom
23rd - Nijmegen - Concertgebouw De Vereeniging - Netherlands
24th - Leuven - Het Depot - Belgium
26th - Bremen - Pier 2 - Germany
27th - Bielefeld - Ringlokschuppen - Germany
28th - Hannover - Theatre am Aegi - Germany
30th - Dresden - Alter Schlachthof - Germany
1st - Leipzig - Theatrefabrik - Germany
2nd - Vienna - Gasometer - Austria
3rd - Erlangen - Heinrich Lades Halle - Germany
5th - Lyon - Le Transbordeur - France
6th - Bordeaux - Rock School Barbey - France
8th - Madrid - Auditorium Principe Felipe - Spain
10th - Marseille - Espace Julien - France
12th - Lausanne - Les Docks - Switzerland
13th - Bologna - Duse Theatre - Italy
14th - Padova - Geox Theatre - Italy
22nd - Luebeck - Rolling Stone Weekender - Germany
23rd - Aarhus - Train - Denmark
24th - Gothenburg - Tradgarn - Sweden
26th - Helsinki - The Circus - Finland
29th - Poznan - MTP2 Hall - Poland
30th - Zabrze - House Of Music And Dance – Poland
To buy tickets, visit: stevenwilsonhq.com/sw/tour-dates/