Vinyl-only compilation comes to CD
Steven Wilson‘s Transience compilation was a vinyl-only affair when issued last autumn, but is now being made available on CD…
The 13-track album is a satisfying ‘personally curated’ collection of material recorded between 2002- 2015, Actually it’s not 13-tracks anymore since the CD offers a bonus track, Happiness III.
Amongst some great material, Transience features superb songs from Hand. Cannot. Erase., including two versions unique to this compilation – a single version/edit of Transience (actually longer than the album version) and a new five minute edit/mix of Happy Returns (different from the ‘radio edit’ included on the HCE blu-ray).
Other tracks on Transience include two numbers from The Raven That Refused to Sing (And Other Stories) and a new recording of the Porcupine Tree classic Lazarus based on a live recording, subsequently overdubbed and edited in Wilson’s studio.
This new CD edition of Transience is released on 16 September. The 2LP vinyl is still available.
1) Transience – single version (3.10)
2) Harmony Korine (5.07)
3) Postcard (4.27)
4) Significant Other (4.31)
5) Insurgentes (3.54)
6) The Pin Drop (5.01)
7) Happy Returns – edit (5.11)
8) Deform to Form a Star – edit (5.53)
9) Thank You (4.39)
10) Index (4.47)
11) Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
12) Lazarus – 2015 recording (3.57)
13) Drive Home (7.33)
14. Happiness III ( 04:31 )