Anathema Announce Live Album/DVD

anathema a sort of homecoming

Anathema will be releasing a brand new live DVD/album taken from their show at Liverpool Cathedral earlier this year set for release on 30th October.

Entitled A Sort Of Homecoming and directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson / Katatonia /Opeth), it is a stunning concert film of Anathema’s homecoming show on March 7th 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool Cathedral. Set for release on 30th October through Kscope (Steven Wilson, TesseracT, Katatonia) the concert was described by Prog Magazine as “a once in a lifetime experience that words can barely do justice.”

Anathema have spent the vast majority of their career making music that defies description. Formed in the mid 90s, they have risen to become one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands.

Vincent Cavanagh states:
I’m really happy that this night in particular has been preserved. As anyone from Liverpool will tell you, to be given the chance to play the Anglican Cathedral is monumental and a huge honour. The place is absolutely huge. Just look at the cover, it was like doing a gig in Erebor!

Having previously worked with Anathema on their acclaimed Universal concert film, Lasse Hoile captured the 100 minute acoustic set in high definition against the sensational backdrop of Liverpool Cathedral. Featuring 15 songs, the Anathema Acoustic trio of Daniel Cavanagh, Vincent Cavanagh and Lee Douglas were joined by rhythm section John Douglas & Jamie Cavanagh, alongside their very talented close friend David Wesling on cello who also played on Hindsight (2009) and A Moment In Time (2006).

For this exclusive performance the band were also joined by the renowned violinist, Anna Phoebe on a haunting rendition of ‘Anathema’. The audio has been produced and mixed by Christer-André Cederberg who worked on Distant Satellites, Universal and Weather Systems, with the cover and booklet artwork featuring the stunning photography from the show and behind the scenes by long time collaborator Caroline Traitler. This is the first Anathema live release to feature a 5.1 audio mix, engineered by Bruce Soord.

Kscope are set to release A Sort Of Homecoming as:

4 disc box set featuring 2 CD – concert audio (100 mins), DVD – full concert plus an additional behind the scenes film A Temporary Peace and concert on Blu-ray disc. In a deluxe rigid media book with 36 page booklet, presented in a slipcase.

2CD + DVD-V – The set features the full 100 minute audio and DVD-V of the concert with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord.

Blu-ray disc – featuring the full 100minute concert plus an additional behind the scenes film A Temporary Peace with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord

LP – a gatefold triple 180g black vinyl LP including MP3 download code

Available to pre-order here: www.kscopemusic.com/store

Digital – concert audio only (pre-order links to follow)

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