DELUXE HARDBACK BOOK EDITION OF PORCUPINE TREE’S CLASSIC ALBUM DEADWING AVAILABLE VIA TRANSMISSION
Transmission are proud to present the album in deluxe hardback book edition for the first time. With three CDs and a bonus blu-ray disc, this is the most complete collection of the album and related material to date.
Disc 1 (CD): Steven Wilson’s 2018 remaster of Deadwing.
Disc 2 (CD): B-sides & additional tracks.
Disc 3 (CD): Over 70 minutes of Deadwing demos, offering a rare insight into the creative process for the album, including several tracks not recorded for the final album.
Disc 4 (Blu-ray): Featuring a new ‘making of‘ documentary, ‘Never Stop the Car On A Drive in the Dark‘, the ‘Lazarus’ promo video, Deadwing remastered in 96/24 LPCM stereo, B-sides in 96/24 LPCM stereo, the complete Deadwing album and 4 bonus tracks in 5.1 surround sound mixed by Elliot Scheiner and Steven Wilson, and the 2005 ‘Rockpalast‘ German TV special in its original 77 minute broadcast form, but now with newly mixed and improved audio.
Book: A 108-page book is at the heart of this collection, with an in-depth history of the band by Stephen Humphries and rare photographs from Lasse Hoile and the band‘s personal archives. Deadwing was Porcupine Tree‘s eighth studio album, first released in 2005 following their breakthrough with In Absentia, it was the second in a run of 3 albums that for many represent the pinnacle of the band‘s artistic achievements. It also continued their new-found commercial success to become their top-selling record at the time.
Based on a screenplay written by Steven Wilson and director Mike Bennion, about half of the songs were started with a view to being part of the score to that film, but when the film failed to move into the production stage, Wilson instead made them the foundation for the next PT album, with additional material written in collaboration with the other band members. The album features guest appearances from Adrian Belew (King Crimson), who plays guitar solos on the title track and "Halo", and Mikael Åkerfeldt (Opeth), who adds vocal harmonies and a guitar solo to "Arriving Somewhere But Not Here". THE MOST COMPLETE COLLECTION OF DEADWING EVER RELEASED IS AVAILABLE VIA TRANSMISSION
1 Deadwing CD (2018 remaster) 2 B-Sides & Additional Tracks CD 3 Demos 4 Documentary Film, Rockpalast TV Broadcast & Extras Blu-ray
CD1 Deadwing CD (2018 remaster) 1 Deadwing [09:46] 2 Shallow [04:17] 3 Lazarus [04:19] 4 Halo [04:39] 5 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here [12:02] 6 Mellotron Scratch [06:57] 7 Open Car [03:44] 8 Start Of Something Beautiful [07:43] 9 Glass Arm Shattering [06:08]
CD2 B-Sides 1 Revenant [03:05] 2 So Called Friend [04:49] 3 Shesmovedon [04:55] 4 Mother And Child Divided [05:00] 5 Half Light [06:38]
CD3 Demos 1 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (demo) [13:03] 2 Godfearing (demo) [04:57] 3 Lazarus (demo) [04:10] 4 Open Car (demo) [05:08] 5 Vapour Trails (demo) [03:53] 6 Shallow (demo) [04:15] 7 Deadwing (demo) [10:35] 8 Mother And Child Divided (demo) [05:02] 9 Instrumental Demo 1 [05:19] 10 Halo (demo) [04:50] 11 Instrumental Demo 2 [05:23] 12 So Called Friend (demo) [05:01] 13 Glass Arm Jam [04:19]
Blu-ray Documentary Film, Rockpalast Broadcast & Extras 1 Never Stop the Car on a Drive in the Dark (Deadwing documentary [54:20] 2 Lazarus (promo video) [04:19] 3 Deadwing (remastered album 96/24 LPCM stereo) [59:37] 4 Deadwing B-sides (96/24 LPCM stereo) [25:25] 5 Deadwing 5.1 surround sound mix (including 4 bonus tracks) 48/24 (2005 by Elliot Scheiner and SW) [59:37] 6 Additional 5.1 mixes of B-sides Revenant, Mother and Child Divided, Half-Light and Shesmovedon [19.47] 7 Intro (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [00:35] 8 Blackest Eyes (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [04:33] 9 Lazarus (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [03:58] 10 Futile (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [02:31] 11 Interview (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [06:02] 12 Mother And Child Divided (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [04:50] 13 So Called Friend (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [05:00] 14 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast [12:24] 15 Sound Of Muzak (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [05:06] 16 Interview 2 (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [01:20] 17 Start Of Something Beautiful (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [07:24] 18 Halo (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [05:03] 19 Interview 3 (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [03:35] 20 Radioactive Toy (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast) [06:05] 21 Trains (Rockpalast WDR TV broadcast)