Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase

Steven Wilson – Hand.Cannot.Erase. – New Deluxe 2-Disc Cd & Blu-Ray Edition

KSCOPE – 23RD AUGUST (KSCOPE554)

“Hand. Cannot. Erase. Is an album rooted in sonic and spiritual modernity… an inventive blend of bleak and brooding industrial soundscapes” ***** The Guardian

Steven Wilson, four-time Grammy nominee, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and founder member of Porcupine Tree, released his critically acclaimed fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase. in 2015. In 2017 he shot back into the charts with his fifth solo album To the Bone at #3 in the UK and #2 in Germany, which built on the success of Hand. Cannot. Erase., which reached #13 in the UK and #3 in Germany.

As well as a good reception from fans, Hand. Cannot. Erase. was well supported in the press, with the Financial Times (UK) calling the album “richly textured and forceful… and tender treatments of the theme of loss“, Classic Rock (UK) claiming it to be “A tour de force of experimental music making… 8/10″ and Metal Hammer (DE) described it as “another masterstroke… 6/7”, as well as receiving five stars from Record Collector and four from Q Magazine.

Hand. Cannot Erase. was recorded at London’s illustrious Air Studios, Steven reunited Guthrie Govan (guitar), Adam Holzman (keyboards), Theo Travis (flute / sax), Nick Beggs (bass / stick), and Marco Minneman (drums), the spectacular band responsible for ‘The Raven…’ album and world tour.

The CD contains the album and the Blu-ray features the album in hi resolution stereo & 5.1 audio (96/24 5.1 LPCM & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1), offering audiophiles a listening experience second to none. It also features seven additional tracks including alternative & radio mixes plus the beautiful solo version of ‘Routine’ with Ninet Tayeb on vocals. The Lasse Hoile Studio Documentary & studio sessions photo gallery complete the Blu-ray. It is presented in digipack packaging.

DISC 1

1               First Regret [02:01]

2               3 Years Older [10:18]

3               Hand Cannot Erase [04:13]

4               Perfect Life [04:43]

5               Routine [08:58]

6               Home Invasion [06:24]

7               Regret #9 [05:01]

8               Transience [02:45]

9               Ancestral [13:30]

10            Happy Returns [06:00]

11            Ascendant Here On… [01:54]

 

DISC 2

1               First Regret (5.1 mix) [02:01]

2               3 Years Older (5.1 mix) [10:18]

3               Hand Cannot Erase (5.1 mix) [04:13]

4               Perfect Life (5.1 mix) [04:43]

5               Routine (5.1 mix) [08:58]

6               Home Invasion (5.1 mix) [06:24]

7               Regret #9 (5.1 mix) [05:01]

8               Transience (5.1 mix) [02:45]

9               Ancestral (5.1 mix) [13:30]

10            Happy Returns (5.1 mix) [06:00]

11            Ascendant Here On… (5.1 mix) [01:54]

12            First Regret (Instrumental) [02:01]

13            3 Years Older (Instrumental) [10:18]

14            Hand Cannot Erase (Instrumental) [04:13]

15            Perfect Life (Instrumental) [04:43]

16            Routine (Instrumental) [08:58]

17            Home Invasion (Instrumental) [06:24]

18            Regret #9 (Instrumental) [05:01]

19            Transience (Instrumental) [02:45]

20            Ancestral (Instrumental) [13:30]

21            Happy Returns (Instrumental) [06:00]

22            Ascendant Here On… (Instrumental) [01:54]

 

Bonus Tracks

23            Studio Documentary filmed and edited by Lasse Hoile [29:29]

24            Photo Gallery – 36 photos from the studio sessions

25            First Regret (alternate mix) [02:05]

26            Hand Cannot Erase (radio edit) [03:25]

27            Perfect Life (Grand Union mix) [07:43]

28            Routine (Ninet solo vocal version) [08:58]

29            Regret #9 (alternate take) [04:17]

30            Happy Returns (radio edit) [03:53]

31            Piano Themes from `Hand.Cannot.Erase`[02:20]

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