RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in to comment about the new track as follows:
“Story of My Dream” is a composition prepared especially for our 20th anniversary. We wanted it to contain all the characteristic elements of our style, and to combine Riverside from the first decade, when we sounded a bit “heavier”, and Riverside from the second decade, the more melancholic-song-oriented one. The lyrics contain direct quotes and references to many of our previous song titles. To reflect that, the cover of the single, prepared by Travis Smith, also contains fragments of our past covers and graphic designs.
“Story of My Dream” is the first song we recorded in the new line-up, with Maciej Meller. It’s also, in a way, a taste of the way we’re going to sound on our new, eighth album (scheduled for 2022). Although the single itself is not going to be on it, it will be the opening track of this year’s release, “Riverside 20”, containing remastered versions of some of our past compositions.
In times of “retromania”, playlists, and all sorts of compilations, we thought it wouldn’t be the worst idea to mark our 20th anniversary with this kind of release. The compilation will be split into two parts called “The Shorts” and “The Longs”, and will showcase our career to date, summarising what we’ve done so far and preparing us all for the upcoming new album, which will open another music chapter for Riverside.
What will the new album be like? You can find out in the lyrics to the new single, “Story of My Dream” 🙂
“Story of My Dream” is released today worldwide as Digital Single featuring artwork by Travis Smith (Opeth, Katatonia, etc.) and can be also checked out in a video clip directed by Tomasz Pulsakowski / Sightsphere here:
“Story of My Dream” was recorded and mixed at The Boogie Town Studio in Otwock, Poland during two days in July and five days in September 2021, engineered and mixed by Paweł Marciniak as well as mastered by Paweł Marciniak at Manximum Records in Łódź, Poland.
“Story of My Dream” also serves as the opening track of the first of two special digital “best of” compilations to be released on November 19th, 2021 in celebration of the anniversary and to showcase the comprehensive and rich back-catalog from across the last two decades of RIVERSIDE’s activity.
Featuring all specially remastered material and some deep cuts, “Riverside 20 – Vol.1, The Shorts” will include 19 tracks, and “Riverside 20 – Vol.2, The Longs” will include 14 songs as follows:
RIVERSIDE – “Riverside 20 – Vol.1, The Shorts“ 1. Story of My Dream (05:47) 2. In Two Minds (04:35) 3. Loose Heart (04:47) 4. Acronym Love (04:43) 5. Conceiving You (03:40) 6. I Turned You Down (04:34) 7. Panic Room – Radio Edit (03:52) 8. Through The Other Side (04:05) 9. Forgotten Land – Radio Edit (05:10) 10. The Depth of Self-Delusion – Radio Edit (04:59) 11. We Got Used To Us (04:09) 12. Shine (04:07) 13. Lost (05:51) 14. Addicted (03:58) 15. Time Travellers – Radio Edit (05:19) 16. Vale of Tears (04:48) 17. Guardian Angel (04:23) 18. Lament (05:06) 19. River Down Below – Radio Edit (04:25)
RIVERSIDE – “Riverside 20 – Vol.2, The Longs” 1. The Same River (12:07) 2. DNA Ts. Rednum Or F.Raf (07:20) 3. Second Life Syndrome (15:40) 4. Dance With The Shadow (11:38) 5. Ultimate Trip (13:13) 6. Rapid Eye Movement 2016 (12:40) 7. Egoist Hedonist (08:56) 8. Left Out (10:58) 9. Living In The Past (10:15) 10. Deprived (08:24) 11. Escalator Shrine (12:40) 12. Towards The Blue Horizon (08:08) 13. Wasteland (08:25) 14. The Curtain Falls (07:57)
RIVERSIDE have most recently re-issued their debut album “Out Of Myself” as well as the “Lost’n’Found – Live in Tilburg” release via InsideOutMusic, following the launch of their acclaimed latest studio album “Wasteland” in 2018. Check out the various available back-catalogue titles by RIVERSIDE from the IOM webshop here: https://www.insideoutshop.de/Search?q=riverside
And stay tuned for more RIVERSIDE new soon…
RIVERSIDE line-up: (From left to right on photo!) Maciej Meller – guitar Mariusz Duda – bass, vocal Michał Łapaj – keyboards and hammond organ Piotr Kozieradzki – drums
The Night of the Prog festival is showcased at The Loreley Amphitheater is a UNESCO World Heritage and holds legendary ROCKPALAST shows in the 70s and 80s. On the hill of the River Rhine, it is located between Frankfurt and Cologne in Germany. Since 2006 the Night of the Prog Festival is happening at the legendary rock.
Featured bands and artists over the last years were: Dream Theater, Eloy, IQ, Riverside, Jethro Tull, Asia, Anathema, Steven Wilson, Spock’s Beard, Arena, Pendragon, Tangerine Dream, Fish, Steve Hackett, Marillion and many more.
VOYAGER IV will perform Sunday, 19th July at Night of the Prog 2020 promoting their current release Pictures at an Exhibition
The classic piano-cycle “Pictures At An Exhibition” by Modest Mussorgsky from 1874 was only the start of an exciting musical journey. VOYAGER IV then just stop along the way at 70ies supergroup ELP (Emerson, Lake & Palmer), who reworked three of Mussorgsky’s “pictures” for their album “Pictures At An Exhibition” back in 1971.
Arriving in the 21st century, those three and further five of the “pictures” can be found on VOYAGER IV’s most recent album and live shows, reworked with vocals and virtuous instrumentation. London based producer Jon Caffrey is responsible for the fresh sound design.
They have a stunning light show, special and rarely seen instruments and they create a mix of cosmic space rock sounds and vocal arrangements plus instrumental passages. VOYAGER IV is one of the most exciting cross-over projects within the prog genre. Singer and songwriter Johannes Kuchta also has a stunning voice, that reminds fans of Peter Gabriel, Greg Lake, Phil Collins or Fish.
“Really enjoyed the new album! Some very bold and adventurous avenues taken with Modest Mussorgsky. I always enjoy listening to someone’s interpretations of otherwise well-known themes. I like that fact that you incorporated those ideas in your own way and varied them enough to make it your own. Well done!”
Marc Bonilla (recorded 4 albums with Keith Emerson)
Dear friends, this is an incredibly important moment in the history of our band. From the beginning of February 2020, Riverside is officially not a trio anymore, we are a quartet! It is with incredible joy that we would like to announce that the fourth official member of the band is…
Well, you can’t have expected anyone else? 🙂
He’s been with us for over three years. He let us recover from the tragic loss we have all experienced, he helped us survive and become, from year to year, a better and better live band. He has been our friend and our brother. We are welcoming him in our midst with great joy, in which we hope you will also share!
Ladies and gentlemen, on the guitars in Riverside: Maciej Meller!
Being a good guitarist and loving music is one thing, but being able to fit in with your personality, incredible modesty and humility, that’s an incredibly important thing in our band. Maciej meets all the criteria and we are truly happy that he wants to continue our journey with us.
We still remember. And we still go back to the moment when, after we lost Piotr, in 2016, the massive amount of your support made us continue as Riverside. We were not ready to invite anyone to our family at that time. “Wasteland” had to be recorded as a trio. We simply had to cope with the loss on our own.
Now, it’s high time for Riverside to have a guitarist in the line-up again, not only during live shows but also in the studio, when working on new material. So we are really pleased to let you know that after coming back from the final, spring edition of the Wasteland Tour 2020, together with Maciek, in the new line-up, we will start working on the eighth album.
The upcoming spring concerts will have a different character, a different tone, and Riverside will sound mightier than ever before. We would really like to see you there!
Last but not least – Piotr Grudziński will always be in our hearts, we all still love him and we will never forget him. But we have to move on. We are on a journey, they are waiting for us. There is more to create in this life, more to see, more to know, more to save. We hope that you will decide to stay with us again and that you will let us help one another through all of this.
We are here with you and for you.
RIVERSIDE’s next touring run starts later this month and includes dates across Europe as well as an appearance at the Cruise To The Edge and shows in Latin America as follows:
RIVERSIDE – Wasteland Tour 2020
26.02. Madrid (Spain) – MON Live
27.02. Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
29.02. Milano (Italy) – Legend Club
01.03. Treviso (Italy) – New Age Club
03.03. Lubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Šiška
05.03. Zagreb (Croatia) – Tvornica Kulture
06.03. Novi Sad (Serbia) – Pozorište Mladih
07.03. Thessaloniki (Greece) – Principal Club Theater
08.03. Athens (Greece) – Gagarin 205 Live Music Space
10.03. Istanbul (Turkey) – Zorlu PAC
11.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) – Music Jam Club
12.03. Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club
13.03. Cluj-Napoca (Romania) – /FORM SPACE
15.03. Budapest (Hungary) – Barba Negra 27.03.-01.04. Miami (USA) to Belize & Honduras – Cruise To The Edge 2020
02.04. Mexico City (Mexico) – Auditorio Blackberry
04.04. Guadalajara (Mexico) – C3 Stage
07.04. Santiago (Chile) – Teatro Nescafe
09.04. Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Carioca Club
16.04. Wrocław (Poland) – A2
17.04. Gliwice (Poland) – Arena Gliwice
18.04. Kraków (Poland) – Studio
19.04. Warszawa (Poland) – Progresja / Sold Out!
25.04. Gdańsk (Poland) – Stary Maneż / Sold Out!
26.04. Poznań (Poland) – Sala Ziemi / Sold Out!
Ticket links: https://riversideband.pl/en/gigs
RIVERSIDE most recently released a special edition 2CD+DVD version of their current and highly successful studio-album “Wasteland” via InsideOutMusic. The ”Wasteland – Hi-Res Stereo and Surround Mix” 2CD+DVD comes as Digipak format with an additional Slipcase and includes a DVD bonus disc of “Wasteland” as Hi-Res Stereo 24bit version and as Surround Mix (4.1), plus 3 video clips. This edition also contains 5 previously unreleased acoustic tracks/versions on a separate CD.
Polish progressive Rock masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce a special edition 2CD+DVD version of the “Wasteland” album, scheduled for release on November 29th, 2019 via InsideOutMusic.
The ”Wasteland – Hi-Res Stereo and Surround Mix” 2CD+DVD will be released as Digipak format with Slipcase and includes a DVD bonus disc of “Wasteland” as Hi-Res Stereo 24bit version and as Surround Mix (4.1), plus 3 video clips. This special edition also contains 5 previously unreleased acoustic tracks/versions on a separate CD.
Here is the exact tracklisting for the 3-Disc release:
CD 1 – “Wasteland” Album (50:58 min.):
1. The Day After (01:48) 2. Acid Rain (06:03) 3. Vale Of Tears (04:49) 4. Guardian Angel (04:24) 5. Lament (06:09) 6. The Struggle For Survival (09:32) 7. River Down Below (05:41) 8. Wasteland (08:25) 9. The Night Before (03:59)
CD 2 – “Acoustic Session” (26:48 min.):
1. Vale Of Tears – Acoustic (05:18) 2. Out Of Myself – Acoustic (03:57) 3. 02 Panic Room – Acoustic (03:26) 4. River Down Below – Acoustic (05:01) 5. Wasteland – Live Intro (09:00)
DVD (122:20 min.):
“Wasteland” Hi-Res Stereo (50:58 min.): 1. The Day After (Hi-Res Stereo) (01:48) 2. Acid Rain (Hi-Res Stereo) (06:03) 3. Vale Of Tears (Hi-Res Stereo) (04:49) 4. Guardian Angel (Hi-Res Stereo) (04:24) 5. Lament (Hi-Res Stereo) (06:09) 6. The Struggle For Survival (Hi-Res Stereo) (09:32) 7. River Down Below (Hi-Res Stereo) (05:41) 8. Wasteland (Hi-Res Stereo) (08:25) 9. The Night Before (Hi-Res Stereo) (03:59)
“Wasteland” Surround Mix (50:58 min.): 1. The Day After (Surround Mix) (01:48) 2. Acid Rain (Surround Mix) (06:03) 3. Vale Of Tears (Surround Mix) (04:49) 4. Guardian Angel (Surround Mix) (04:24) 5. Lament (Surround Mix) (06:09) 6. The Struggle For Survival (Surround Mix) (09:32) 7. River Down Below (Surround Mix) (05:41) 8. Wasteland (Surround Mix) (08:25) 9. The Night Before (Surround Mix) (03:59)
Video-Clips (20:24 min.): 1. Lament (Official Video) (06:11) 2. River Down Below (Official Video) (05:40) 3. Wasteland (Official Video) (08:33)
The 5 previously unreleased acoustic tracks/versions of the “Acoustic Session” will also made available as separate Digital EP on November 29th, 2019 as well.
RIVERSIDE checked in with the following comment about the upcoming releases: ”And so we’ve been talked into this yet again 🙂 It’s our second encounter, after LFTM, with the surround sound. We’re hoping that revisiting this release in a different dimension will bring you a lot of joy and positive feelings, especially that we’re still touring with this material. As a bonus, we have prepared a few acoustic tracks in quite surprising arrangements. We’re hoping it will be an interesting experience :)“
The pre-order for both upcoming RIVERSIDE releases starts today and here:
After a string of all sold-out shows in Poland, RIVERSIDE have now started the final leg of touring in support of their latest album “Wasteland”, which covers 8 dates across Germany and Luxembourg with Iamthemorning as support. Don’t miss out:
RIVERSIDE have just completed their European tour in support of their latest album ‘Wasteland’, and now prepare to head to North America in May for their biggest tour in the continent to date.
The band had to this to say about the tour:
“Wasteland Tour 2018/2019 has definitely been our best one yet in very many respects. The autumn edition of 2018 was our greatest success and this year’s spring leg has only added to that. It was really lovely to meet all of our friends and we’d like to thank you here for your support, devotion, and loyalty. It was also a great pleasure to meet those of you who came to our shows for the first time. A lot of you are quite young (not only at heart!), which means we must be doing alright 🙂 All in all, we’ve received a massive load of positive energy and made memories that will stay with us for ever.
Meanwhile, we’re getting ready for our biggest tour in the USA and Canada. Hey, you, on the other side of the Pond, do you still remember us? 🙂
Our warmest regards to all of you. Thanks for being with us”
RIVERSIDE – Live 2019: 20.07. Maidstone (UK) – Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival 24.07. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall 25.07. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij 27.07. Breitenbach (Germany) – Burg Herzberg Festival 17.08. Bonn (Germany) – KUNST!RASEN Classic Rock Night festival + Jethro Tull & Fish
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