Steven Wilson ‎– Grace For Drowning

Kscope ‎– KSCOPE818
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition

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Vol 1 - Deform To Form A Star
A1 Grace For Drowning
Piano – Jordan RudessVocals [40 Tracks], Keyboards – SW*
A2 Sectarian
Chapman Stick – Nick BeggsClarinet – Ben CastleDrums – Nic FranceGuitar [Guitars], Keyboards, Autoharp, Bass Guitar – SW*Soprano Saxophone – Theo Travis
A3 Deform To Form A Star
Bass Guitar – Tony LevinClarinet [Clarinets] – Theo TravisDrums – Nic FrancePiano – Jordan RudessVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Keyboards – SW*
B1 No Part Of Me
Arranged By [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Dave StewartBass Guitar [Solo] – Nick BeggsBass Guitar, Guitar [Warr] – Trey GunnDrums [Acoustic & Electronic] – Pat MastelottoGuitar [U8 Touch] – Markus ReuterProducer [Additional] – Pat MastelottoSaxophone [Solo] – Theo TravisStrings – London Session Orchestra*Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Handclaps – SW*
B2 Postcard
Arranged By [Strings + Choir], Orchestrated By [Strings + Choir] – Dave StewartChoir – Synergy Vocals*Drums – Nic FranceStrings – London Session Orchestra*Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Bass – SW*
B3 Raider Prelude
Arranged By [Choir] – Dave StewartChoir – Synergy Vocals*Piano, Gong – SW*
B4 Remainder The Black Dog
Chapman Stick, Bass Guitar – Nick BeggsDrums – Nic FranceFlute, Clarinet, Saxophone – Theo TravisGuitar [Guitars] – Steve HackettVocals, Piano, Keyboards, Glockenspiel – SW*
Vol 2 - Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
C1 Raider II
Acoustic Guitar – Sand SnowmanArranged By [Choir] – Dave StewartChapman Stick, Bass [1st Half] – Nick BeggsChoir – Synergy Vocals*Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone – Theo TravisDrums – Nic FranceGuitar – Mike OutramPiano [Solo] – Jordan RudessSound Designer [Coda] – Dave KerznerVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Piano, Keyboards, Harmonium, Percussion, Bass [2nd Half] – SW*
D1 Belle De Jour
Arranged By [Strings], Orchestrated By [Strings] – Dave StewartGuitar [Nylon String], Keyboards, Autoharp, Bass – SW*Strings – London Session Orchestra*
D2 Index
Drums [Acoustic & Electric] – Pat MastelottoOrchestrated By [Strings] – Dave StewartStrings – London Session Orchestra*Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Autoharp, Programmed By, Arranged By [Strings] – SW*
D3 Track One
Drums – Nic FranceVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Keyboards – SW*
D4 Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
Bass Guitar – Tony LevinDrums – Nic FranceVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Piano, Keyboards, Harmonium, Autoharp – SW*

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Written and recorded during the period of Jan 2010 - June 2011.
Produced and mixed at No-Man's Land, Hemel Hempstead, Koolworld, Luton & Angel Studio, Islington.

Additional recording made by the musicians on location in the UK, USA and Germany.

Management for Acme Music. Artwork and design for Aleph.
Exclusively administered through Universal Music Publishing Group

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Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 802644581811
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 (stamped)): 90719 1A KSCOPE 818
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 (stamped)): 90719 1B KSCOPE 818
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 3 (stamped)): 90719 1C KSCOPE 818
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 4 (stamped)): 90719 1D KSCOPE 818
  • Barcode (Text): 8 02644 58181 1

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Kscope 176 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Kscope Kscope 176 UK 2011 Sell This Version
KSCOPE176 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCDr, Album, Promo) Kscope KSCOPE176 UK 2011 Sell This Version
KSCOPE510 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCD, Album + CD + Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel + ) Kscope KSCOPE510 UK 2011 Sell This Version
Kscope 177 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCD, Album, O-c) Kscope Kscope 177 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
KSCOPE511 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel) Kscope KSCOPE511 UK 2011 Sell This Version


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June 3, 2018

My copy sounds perfectly quiet and this record sounds utterly gorgeous on vinyl. There must've been a repress since it's original release as there can still be found copies in the shops and on online stores. Not sure how you can tell them apart though.


February 3, 2016
Sounds great on vinyl (audiophile quality), the only downside on my copy is that it has a fair amount of surface noise (even after wet cleaning on Okki Nokki).


March 21, 2013
This record absolutely soars on vinyl; I had listened to it on MP3 many times before acquiring the record (on Discogs, for a great price, might I add!), and it is like listening to it for the first time. If you've only heard it digitally, I highly recommend shelling out the cash for an analog version.


October 21, 2011
Steven Wilson (known from bands such as Porcupine Tree, No-Man and Blackfield) states that this is his biggest project to date. But does time and passion necesarilly end up in a successful album? In Wilson's case; yes.
In my opinion, Wilson's music has, from the start, grown from good to better - and with this album, best through the years all the way back from the start with Karma and Altamont. I honestly think this is Wilson's best work to date.

If you're new to SW I must admit that this ain't the easiest diggestible album he's made, but with time and if you can afford good sound, you will start wondering how your music collection could do without it.

Spending the last year and a half in the studio, Wilson has made stunning results in the form of an album, which actually consist of two albums: "Deform To Form A Star" and "Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye".

Both albums take the listener on a journey through stunning soundscapes, haunting atmospheres and Wilson's different styles through the years. When the journey is over, the album hopefully has found its way to your heart and your collection.

An elementary addition to any musical collection.


October 7, 2011

Nothing is more holier when Steven Wilson releases something.. anything. He puts his hands on things and it turns to gold, simple as that.
This album is just brilliance. When listening, you almost feel like you want to forget anything else in music for a moment.
Wilson knows the beauty of sound. The mastering of this album was done with no compression or limiters and thinking that, it is a fantastic achievement in sound. What a canvas this man paints when he starts, he understands it all!
I find little that is flawed here. Just crank up the volume on "Index" which is my favorite. It is just dark, gorgeous and shivering.
We see more avantgarde and improvisations of Jazz on this, which is obvious because of Wilson´s King Crimson remastering jobs of late he brings in a few musicians from Crimson on this album.
Nothing can be said for this release than what your ears can recieve. It is perfect in composition, in writing, in tone and harmony. The sound spectrum is just massive massive massive.
Steven Wilson. Britains finest breed in music.