So much vinyl, so little time…
Shortly after announcing that The Devin Townsend Project will be taking a break for a while, the musical maestro himself has revealed that, much to my and surely all other Prog fans’ delight, that Ki, Deconstruction, Addicted and Ghost will all be coming to vinyl come June 8th.
Under the name of ERAS, the first set of vinyl will be released in a limited edition box set containing 7 LP’s and marking the first time that both Deconstruction and Ghost will have been made available on vinyl. All albums will be available on 180 gram vinyl in gatefold sleeves and have been specially remastered for vinyl. The box also includes a lyric booklet featuring liner notes from Devin himself and is limited to 2000 units worldwide.
Regarding the release Devin Townsend mentions :
“The Devin Townsend Project, although it went further than I had originally planned, began life as these four albums. Ki, Addicted, Deconstruction and Ghost. The music evolved in line with a period of intense personal growth, and the albums in chronological order were meant to illustrate that change. The amount of people involved with this was extensive, and the journey was one that defined my career in ways I cannot over express. These four albums are really what the Devin Townsend Project was about.
I have been asked repeatedly over the last few years to provide these albums on vinyl, in one set. So we took this opportunity to put together ‘ERAS’, which is the definitive vinyl box-set encapsulating this period of my life and work that I am exceptionally proud of. As always, this wouldn’t have come to fruition without the support of the tremendous audience who has allowed it to flourish, so respect to both yourselves, the people involved, and the music itself, we present to you; ‘ERAS’. Thank you for allowing me to continue to do what I do.”
ERAS will have a total of four boxsets released over the coming months and this is just the start. I don’t know about all of you guys but I for one am incredibly excited at the prospect of being able to hear Deconstruction and Ghost in all its vinyl glory.