During 2014 & 15, Anathema toured the world extensively to promote Distant Satellites both as a full band and also with a stripped down acoustic show. It was the band’s performance at a one-off show at Gloucester Cathedral in 2014 that opened up a new chapter, giving them an opportunity to set the music in an ornate, beautiful environment. In March 2015 the band played an acoustic tour of Cathedrals in the UK that culminated in a sold out show in the impressive Liverpool Cathedral, the band’s hometown.
Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson / Katatonia /Opeth), ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ 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.”
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 selected from the albums Distant Satellites, Weather Systems, We’re Here Because We’re Here, A Natural Disaster and Alternative 4, 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.
‘A Sort of Homecoming’ tracklist:
The Lost Song Part 2
Untouchable Part 1
Untouchable Part 2
A Temporary Peace
The Beginning And The End
A Natural Disaster
Fragile DreamsKscope 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 100 minute concert plus an additional behind the scenes film ’A Temporary Peace’ with 5.1 audio mixed by The Pineapple Thief’s Bruce Soord
3LP – 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)