The Pineapple Thief have announced the first in a series of deluxe book-sets cataloguing the band’s tremendous output. ‘How Did We Find Our Way – 1999 – 2006’ specifically focuses on the bands’ humble beginnings with Abducting The Unicorn in 1999 through to Little Man in 2006.
Regarding the deluxe book-set, Bruce Soord comments:
“This box set covers the first 5 albums and all the associated bonus material from when I started The Pineapple Thief in 1999 through to 2006. Opening the old sessions was like opening a very large window into my former self. This box set has taken a strange emotional toll. Where did the drive, the dedication, the obsession come from? Did I take it too far? How on earth did my girlfriend stick around through it all to eventually become my wife?”
“Opening up the sessions I could remember how I would spend hours experimenting. I was like a child, everything seemed to be a new discovery. So here it is. The first epoch of The Pineapple Thief.”
All of the albums in ‘How Did We Find Our Way – 1999 – 2006’ were remixed from their original sessions, featuring 80 minutes of rare bonus material retrieved from Bruce’s archives. The total running time of the collection amounts to almost 8 and a half hours of music, which is offered in high resolution stereo, Dolby Atmos and 5.1 DTS-HD surround. Additionally, Steve Kitch has mastered all the stereo mixes.
In recalling the original stems to create new mixes, Bruce states “the Atmos mixes in this box set could be played in anything from a huge theatre with 100 speakers, in an enthusiasts home setup with perhaps 8 speakers through to something much more straightforward such as a soundbar or even streamed to headphones.” – a spectacular audio treat for fans.
At the centre of this package is a 64-page book featuring previously unseen, rare photographs from Bruce’s personal archive along with superb liner notes from Anil Prasad and newly conducted interviews with Bruce.
This beautiful, limited edition release will be a one-time pressing.
The Pineapple Thief – How Did We Find Our Way: 1999 – 2006 – The new 8 disc deluxe book-set available via Kscope June 23rd – pre-order here (https://thepineapplethief.lnk.to/HDWFOW)
How Did We Find Our Way: 1999 – 2006 contents:
Abducting the Unicorn
One Three Seven
Variations on a Dream
10 Stories Down
8 Days Later
Blu-ray – all albums in Dolby Atmos & 5.1 Surround Sound with bonus tracks