Steven Wilson - 4½

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is a mini album (EP) album by British Progressive Rock musician Steven Wilson, released in January 2016 by Kscope Records

This EP collects songs that were written during the sessions for Wilson's previous two studio albums, four from Hand. Cannot. Erase and one from The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories). The title indicates the EP serves as an interim release between Wilson's fourth solo album Hand. Cannot. Erase. and his upcoming fifth full-length studio album. The final track is a new version of Don't Hate Me - a song recorded by Porcupine Tree in 1998 - based on a live recording made on the recent tour of Europe, with additional recording in the studio. The vocals on this new version are sung as a duet between Wilson and Ninet Tayeb.

The opening track My Book Of Regrets is a long Prog rock track, albeit more straight forward and with a very pop-friendly verse and chorus.  This song shows Wilson’s penchant for writing a good rock song. Happiness 3 is a brilliant pop song with piano and acoustic guitars leading the way.

Three of the tracks are instrumental. Year Of The Plague and Sunday Rain Sets In are beautifully arranged, melancholy numbers that are cinematic in scope, while Vermillioncore is a more aggressive.  The Porcupine Tree remake Don’t Hate Me is redone with the vibe and feel of his latest solo albums.

This group of songs shows Wilson doesn’t need concepts or packaging for the music to resonate with his audience, and shows that whatever he puts out is going to be of high quality and something he knows his fans will appreciate.

This LP is pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl is housed in a beautiful die-cut sleeve with colour inner sleeve, includes a download code for the album and is pressed in Europe.

 

(802644891712)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

My Book Of Regrets

9:35

A2

Year Of The Plague

4:15

A3

Happiness III

4:31

B1

Sunday Rain Sets In

3:50

B2

Vermillioncore

5:09

B3

Don’t Hate Me

9:34

SKU 802644891712
Record Label Kscope Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number KSCOPE917
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 22 January 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 22 January 2016
Barcode # 802644891712
Shipping Weight 0.3300kg
Shipping Width 0.005m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000493000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP Record, Digital Download, Die-Cut Outer Sleeve & Inner Sleeve
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Genre Rock
Format VINYL LP

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