Steven Wilson ‎– Grace For Drowning

Kscope ‎– KSCOPE 177
2 × CD, Album

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Vol 1 - Deform To Form A Star
1-1 Grace For Drowning
Piano – Jordan RudessVocals [40 Tracks], Keyboards [Keys] – SW*
1-2 Sectarian
Chapman Stick – Nick BeggsClarinet – Ben CastleDrums – Nic FranceGuitar [Guitars], Keyboards [Keys], Autoharp, Bass Guitar – SW*Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Theo Travis
1-3 Deform To Form A Star
Bass Guitar – Tony LevinClarinet [Clarinets] – Theo TravisDrums – Nic FrancePiano – Jordan RudessVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Keyboards [Keys] – SW*
1-4 No Part Of Me
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By], Orchestrated By [Strings Orchestrated By] – Dave StewartDrums [Acoustic Drums], Electronic Drums – Pat MastelottoGuitar [U8 Touch Guitar] – Markus ReuterGuitar [Warr Guitar], Bass Guitar – Trey GunnProducer [Additional Production] – Pat MastelottoSoloist, Bass Guitar [Bass Guitar Solo] – Nick BeggsSoloist, Saxophone [Saxophone Solo] – Theo TravisStrings – London Session Orchestra*Vocals, Keyboards [Keys], Percussion [And Some Percussion, Claps, etc.] – SW*
1-5 Postcard
Arranged By [Strings + Choir Arranged By], Orchestrated By [Strings + Choir Orchestrated By] – Dave StewartChoir – Synergy Vocals*Drums – Nic FranceStrings – London Session Orchestra*Vocals, Piano, Keyboards [Keys], Guitar, Bass – SW*
1-6 Raider Prelude
Arranged By [Choir Arranged By] – Dave StewartChoir – Synergy Vocals*Piano, Gong – SW*
1-7 Remainder The Black Dog
Chapman Stick, Bass Guitar – Nick BeggsDrums – Nic FranceFlute, Clarinet, Saxophone [Sax] – Theo TravisGuitar [Guitars] – Steve HackettVocals, Piano, Keyboards [Keys], Glockenspiel – SW*
Vol 2 - Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
2-1 Belle De Jour
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By], Orchestrated By [Strings Orchestrated By] – Dave StewartGuitar [Guitars: Nylon String], Keyboards [Keys], Autoharp, Bass – SW*Strings – London Session Orchestra*
2-2 Index
Arranged By [Strings Arranged By] – SW*Drums [Acoustic Drumming], Electronic Drums [Electronic Drumming] – Pat MastelottoOrchestrated By [Strings Orchestrated By] – Dave StewartStrings – London Session Orchestra*Vocals, Keyboards [Keys], Autoharp, Programmed By [Programming] – SW*
2-3 Track One
Drums – Nic FranceVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Keyboards [Keys] – SW*
2-4 Raider II
Acoustic Guitar – Sand SnowmanArranged By [Choir Arranged By] – Dave StewartChapman Stick, Bass [1st Half] – Nick BeggsChoir – Synergy Vocals*Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone – Theo TravisDrums – Nic FranceGuitar – Mike OutramSoloist, Piano [Piano Solo] – Jordan RudessSound Designer [Sound Design: Coda] – Dave KerznerVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Piano, Keyboards [Keys], Harmonium, Percussion, Bass [2nd Half] – SW*
2-5 Like Dust I Have Cleared From My Eye
Bass Guitar – Tony LevinDrums – Nic FranceVocals, Guitar [Guitars], Piano, Keyboards [Keys], Harmonium, Autoharp – SW*

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Standard double jewel case with 16 page booklet. Some in card slipcase.

Grace For Drowning was written + recorded during the period 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.
Published by Hands Off It's Mine exclusively administered by Universal Music Publishing Group.

On discs + on traycard:
The copyright in this recording is owned by steven wilson under exclusive licence to kscope.
℗ 2011 steven wilson © 2011 steven wilson
made in eu.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (String [UPC]): 802644817729
  • Barcode (Text [UPC-A]): 8 02644 81772 9
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 1, Variant 2, 3, 4, 5): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1, Variant 2): IFPI UU013
  • Mould SID Code (CD 1, Variant 3, 5): IFPI UU008
  • Mould SID Code (CD1, Variant 4): IFPI 9R76
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, Variant 1): 2100003213279 KSCOPE176/177
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 1, Variant 2, 3, 4, 5): 2100003213280 KSCOPE176/177
  • Mastering SID Code (CD 2, Variant 2, 3, 4, 5): IFPI LK97
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2, Variant 2): IFPI 9R74
  • Mould SID Code (CD 2, Variant 3, 5): IFPI 9R106
  • Mould SID Code (CD2, Variant 4): IFPI 9R89
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, Variant 2, 4, 5): 2100003213297 KSCOPE176/177
  • Matrix / Runout (CD 2, Variant 3): 2100003213280 KSCOPE176/177

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
KSCOPE176 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) Kscope KSCOPE176 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(3xCD, Album + Blu-ray, Album, Multichannel + Box, ) Kscope KSCOPE510 UK 2011 Sell This Version
IECP-10246 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCD, Album, Promo) WHD Entertainment, Inc., Kscope IECP-10246 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
KSCOPE 177 Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning(2xCD, Album, Dig) Kscope KSCOPE 177 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version



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October 25, 2011

What can I say about Steven Wilson ? He is one of my all time favorite musicians because for many years he consistently keeps releasing work of extraordinary quality. His intricate sense of balance and style always impressed me. As you might know Steven is one of the artists who refuses to confine himself to a single genre. The body of his work is truly grandiose. Be it ambient project of Bass Communion, post rock experimentation of No Man, kraut rock of I.E.M, pop rock of Blackfield or progressive/alternative rock of Porcupine Tree one thing remained the same through all of those different musical ventures Steven always poured his heart and soul into each one of them. Working with many different and interesting musicians he was able to explore new sounds and express his unique point of view in today's music world. In the process Steven created vast catalog of amazing albums. Incredibly for such prolific artist he only decided to release his first solo album Insurgentes only in 2008! Inspired by 1980s post-punk Insurgentes was a huge success: Deluxe version of the album sold out on the pre-order way ahead of the release. Freed from the restrictive boundaries of his main projects Steven let his imagination unwind without worries to appeal to any other writer but himself. The result was truly magnificent album of wonderful experimental music. Progressive in the best sense of that word. Many people I know calling it their favorite album in music period.
Now two years after the release of Insurgentes Steven Wilson finally gave us his long awaited second solo album Grace For Drowning. I really did not know what to expect from this one. Insurgentes was a real high mark in my book. Well I am pleased to say that Grace For Drowning not only matched Steven's first solo effort in scale, complexity and depth but managed to surpass it. Drawing inspiration from seventies prog this time Steven created beautiful, intricate, sometimes hopelessly dark sometimes surreal but irresistibly fascinating monster of the album! Jazz is present courtesy of some wonderful jazz musicians that are involved in this record. It really shook me the first time I listened to it. It was so heavy without being metal. Combination of music and Steven's lyrics works very well to completely draw a listener to the state of almost trance. This is the kind of music that works best on good sound system or in good headphones. Allow yourself to be swept away in this tornado of notes and sounds and you will not regret it. Grace For Drowning is a powerful and grand statement. There is plenty here to listen album is divided in two parts. So many emotions and so many colors in this vivid and enchanting picture. Album comes in couple different formats the best being the luxurious Deluxe Edition which comes with 120 page book extra Cd of out-takes and demos plus Blu- Ray version of the album with 5.1 surround sound mix and in addition 5 films directed specifically for this release by long time Steven's collaborator Lasse Hoile. All in all Grace For Drowning is a work by true master. True art is priceless you only buying a chance to touch the reflection of the soul of the composer! Go ahead then and touch it...