Starting February 15, you’ll be able to watch the short film “Outside the Dream” online via YouTube or Vimeo and purchase a CD of the soundtrack which is available through Melodic Revolution Records. The instrumental musical short film is ten and a half minutes of thought-provoking eye candy while the 10-minute “Epic Edition” of “Outside The Dream” goes far beyond the original version. The music takes you deeper on a voyage with newly added arrangements and instrumentation. The film and soundtrack make up the perfect companions to “Charging The Electric Dream,” the ultimate acoustical trip.
This EP contains 16 minutes of content consisting of music that was recorded during the last quarter of 2022 with some additional material recorded in January of 2023. “Outside the Dream, Epic Edition” is an expansion and rearrangement of the piece by the same name from the “Charging The Electric Dream” album. The second song on the CD is “Alternate Frequencies” which is found as is in the album “Charging The Electric Dream”. Both songs in this EP were composed and recorded during sessions between October and November of 2022. Although the music directly relates to the “Charging The Electric Dream” album, the artwork for the CD follows its own path resembling the style of illustrated artwork found in science-fiction posters from the ’70s. Being heavily influenced by the music from those days, Leon thought a touch of nostalgia depicting a “future that might have been,” would be appropriate for this particular project.
OUTSIDE THE DREAM (SOUNDTRACK) Release date: February 15, 2023
Tracklisting: 1. Outside The Dream – Epic Edition 10:02 2. Alternate Frequencies – Single Version 5:52
Personnel: Leon Alvarado, all instruments Engineered by Leon Alvarado Mastering by Maor Appelbaum Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Unlike previous years “A Year In A Revolution 2022” will be available in two formats CD & Digital, the digital album is now available for free download, and the CD is forthcoming and will only be available for a limited time with any purchase starting in late February.
“A Year In A Revolution 2022” features fourteen tracks by fourteen amazing Bands/Artists from both Melodic Revolution and PeacockSunrise Records releases on this compilation.
We always feel this may be our best and most diverse annual sampler to date, but you be the judge.
On behalf of our artists at Melodic Revolution and PeacockSunrise Records family, thank you for your continued support.
Tracklisting 1. Leon Alvarado – Outside The Dream 05:50 2. Arnoldo’s Lizards – Keep It On 02:39 3. Andres Guazzelli – The Sum of All Colors 03:12 4. A Gardening Club Project – Rain on the Rooftops (Reprise) 02:16 5. Sun King Rising – Alabama Nocturne 03:01 6. Jack Dimensions – Viaje 03:10 7. Babal – Corkscrew Rider 08:19 8. Potter’s Daughter – That Song About the Midway 04:57 9. The Steve Bonino Project – The Pipes Of Pan 02:43 10. Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius – The Prism (Live at ProgStock) 05:04 11. Ten Jinn – Nightmare 04:18 12. Time’s Forgotten – City 06:23 13. Robert Svilpa – Foucault’s Pendulum (5th Movement) 05:32 14. Time Horizon – Time to Wonder Why
Ingenious Devices features new versions of a trilogy of revered Big Big Train epic tracks – East Coast Racer, Brooklands and Voyager.
These tracks prominently feature an elite 17-piece string section recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London. Apart from the late David Longdon’s lead vocals, which have been compiled from the original album sessions, East Coast Racer is a completely new studio version recorded by the line-up of the band as it was in 2019. Brooklands features newly recorded drums, bass, and bass pedals, while Voyager includes additional guitar and violin. All three songs have been re-mixed for this release.
TRACKLISTING East Coast Racer The Book of Ingenious Devices Brooklands Voyager
Atlantic Cable (recorded live in September 2022)
CD, DOUBLE LP, and HI-RES 24/96 DOWNLOAD released 30th June 2023
STANDARD DOWNLOADS and STREAMING available 28th July 2023
Gregory Spawton explains: “I was always happy with the original recorded version of East Coast Racer, but adding the strings at Abbey Road gave the song a further lift and the new recording also features Dave Gregory’s guitar solo on the closing section, a solo which has only previously featured on live performances of the song. I am pleased we now have the definitive studio version of Ingenious Devices.By contrast, I was never entirely satisfied with Brooklands and felt it got a bit overlooked on the Folklore album, which is perhaps why we’ve not played the song live yet. The Abbey Road strings have significantly enhanced the song and I’m delighted with the outcome. The changes to Voyager are more subtle but still elevate the song beyond the version on our Grand Tour album.”
Additionally, Ingenious Devices includes a previously unreleased orchestral piece called The Book of Ingenious Devices, which links East Coast Racer and Brooklands, as well as a live version of Atlantic Cable, which was recorded on the band’s tour in September 2022.
Alberto Bravin comments: “Atlantic Cable was recorded at our second show of the tour last year. It’s not an easy song to play at all and we were both amazed and relieved that we pulled it off so well. I experienced a real baptism of fire playing that show in front of over 1,000 passionate BBT fans, but their response to the song and the rest of our live set that night was truly motivating.”
Nick D’Virgilio says: “Ingenious Devices is a great way of uniting four of Big Big Train’s epic songs about technology. The album also celebrates the wonderful vocals of our late, great friend David Longdon on East Coast Racer, Brooklands, and Voyager and looks forward to the future with Alberto putting in such a great performance on Atlantic Cable.”
The Tangent recently announced the release of ‘Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories: The Tangent Live Recordings 2004-2017’ on January 27th, 2023 via InsideOutMusic. Collecting together tracks from 3 line-ups of The Tangent, this 2CD & 3LP album collects together show recordings from 2004, 2011 & 2017. Band leader Andy Tillison comments: “A Triple Live LP is the stuff of Bucket Lists, dreamed of doing one of these since I was a kid”.
Listen to the band performing ‘A Crisis In Mid Life’ live in the UK in 2012, featuring the line-up of Andy Tillison, Luke Machin, Dan Mash & Tony ‘Funkytoe’ Latham, here:
Included in its entirety is the 2004 ‘Pyramids And Stars’ concert in Germany featuring the “Roine Stolt” lineup of The Tangent playing its way through the majority of the debut ‘Music That Died Alone’ album along with (then) new material from their second album ‘The World That We Drive Through’.
Added to that, there are tracks from the COMM era line-up of the band at a concert in the UK – plus music recorded in the USA in 2017 by the band’s current line-up. These originally appeared on the ‘Southend On Sea’ and ‘Hotel Cantaffordit’ fan releases respectively.
All is presented inside a re-imagined Ed Unitsky sleeve, to create a package that fans are sure to love. “This is a real, proper, live album” says Tillison. “It’s candid, it’s spontaneous, it has mistakes and things that are a bit too loud and things that are a bit too quiet. It’s what happened on stage at three gigs at which “making a live album” never crossed our minds.”
The full tracklisting is below: Side One 1. The World We Drive Though
Side Two 3. The Canterbury Sequence 4. The Winning Game
Side Three 5. In Darkest Dreams
Side Four 6. The Music That Died Alone 7. Lucky Man
Side Five 8. A Spark In The Aether 9. A Sale Of Two Souls 10. Perdu Dans Paris
Side Six 11. A Crisis In Mid Life 12. Doctor Livingstone (I Presume)
The CD’s (included with the vinyl edition) also include all of the above with the addition of: 13. Titanic Calls Carpathia 14. Two Rope Swings
Andy Tillison – Keyboards & Vocals (all tracks) Jonas Reingold – Bass Guitar (all tracks except 9,10,11,13) Luke Machin – Guitars & Vox (Tracks 8-14) Steve Roberts – Drums (Tracks 8, 12, 14) Roine Stolt – Guitars & Vocals (Tracks 1 – 7) Zoltán Csörsz – Drums (Tracks 1 – 7) Sam Baine – Keyboards (Tracks 1 – 7) Tony ‘Funkytoe’ Latham – Drums (Tracks 10,11,13) Dan Mash – Bass (Tracks 10,11,13)
Van Der Graaf Generator “The Bath Forum Concert” 2CD, Blu Ray & DVD Box Set (4 Disc) Released March 10, 2023
• A CLAMSHELL BOXED SET OF THE VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR CONCERT IN BATH FORUM ON 1st MARCH 2022.
• FEATURING TWO CDs AND ONE BLU-RAY HD VIDEO DISC (REGION FREE) AND ONE DVD VIDEO (NTSC / REGION FREE).
• INCLUDING AN ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET.
In February 2022 Van der Graaf Generator embarked on a UK tour which had been rescheduled several times due to the Covid pandemic. The final show on these dates took place at The Forum in Bath on March 1st and the event was captured by a film and recording crew.
“The Bath Forum Concert” is the first live CD and film fully controlled by the band and it captures Peter Hammill, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans at their finest performing vintage tracks such as “Masks”, “Childlike Faith In Childhood’s End”, “La Rossa”, “Man Erg” and “House With No Door” along with newer pieces such as “Interference Patterns”, “Every Bloody Emperor”, “Go”, “Alfa Berlina” and “Room 1210”.
This release features the entire concert, mixed by Stephen W Tayler, and includes two CDs and a region free High-Definition Blu Ray video with 5.1 Surround Sound and an NTSC / Region Free DVD of this stunning concert film.
DISC ONE – CD 1 Interference Patterns 2 Every Bloody Emperor 3 A Louse is Not a Home 4 Masks 5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End 6 Go
DISC TWO – CD 1 La Rossa 2 Alfa Berlina 3 Over the Hill 4 Room 1210 5 Man Erg 6 House With No Door
DISC THREE – BLU RAY 1 Interference Patterns 2 Every Bloody Emperor 3 A Louse is Not a Home 4 Masks 5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End 6 Go 7 La Rossa 8 Alfa Berlina 9 Over the Hill 10 Room 1210 11 Man Erg 12 House With No Door
DISC FOUR 1 Interference Patterns 2 Every Bloody Emperor 3 A Louse is Not a Home 4 Masks 5 Childlike Faith in Childhood’s End 6 Go 7 La Rossa 8 Alfa Berlina 9 Over the Hill 10 Room 1210 11 Man Erg 12 House With No Door
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