Steven Wilson – Grace for Drowning (2011) [DVD-Audio ISO]

Steven Wilson – Grace for Drowning
Artist: Steven Wilson | Album: Grace for Drowning | Style: Progressive, Psychedelic, Art Rock | Year: 2011 | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, Dolby AC3 5.1) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 12 | Size: ~4.37 Gb | Recovery: 5% | Release: rip and authoring to DVD-Audio from Blu-Ray Kscope, 2011 | Note: Not Watermarked

For prolific British progressive rocker Steven Wilson, the two-CD set Grace for Drowning is his second official solo album, following 2008’s Insurgentes. Recording under his own name, Wilson tends to fall somewhere between his popular Porcupine Tree group project and his ambient recordings as Bass Communion. Grace for Drowning’s two discs are divided into one called Deform to Form a Star and another called Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye, both named after tracks on them. In the relatively sparse lyrics that Wilson sings with a calm, British-accented tenor, he seems melancholy at first, apparently suffering from the aftermath of a romantic breakup. “There’s nothing left for me to say or do,” he declares in “Postcard.” By the second disc, he has become angrier about the situation, but the closing title track finds him reaching resolution and moving on. The words are spread out over music that builds and ebbs in a manner that allows for different styles and soloing by Wilson and a few musical guests. He is not abashed about evoking his prog predecessors. The obvious antecedent is Pink Floyd, particularly recalled in the space rock of “No Part of Me.” The 23-minute “Raider II,” coming toward the end, allows room for a flute-and-piano section that could have been excerpted from a Traffic album as well as guitar-bass-drum sections in rapid 6/4 time suggestive of Yes. By the end, Wilson has subsided into an ambient coda on “Like Dust I Have Cleared from My Eye,” as if readying himself for the next Bass Communion album. Grace for Drowning has a particular conception in terms of its emotional journey from sadness through anger to acceptance, but it is also just another in a lengthy discography of albums by Wilson under various names in relatively similar styles. Continue reading

Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall (2018) 1080p Blu-Ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Progressive Rock

Production/Label: Eagle Vision
Duration: 02:33:15
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: LPCM, DTS
Video : MPEG-4 AVC Video / 18994 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6062 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 39,76 GB

Home Invasion captures the final night of my three night March 2018 residency at what is probably my favourite venue in the world, the Royal Albert Hall in London. The full performance is included, and it looks and sounds absolutely fantastic, everyone involved working incredibly hard to make this a really high quality release in all departments, and to capture the visual elements of the show (plus as you would expect with a show presented in quadraphonic sound audio options also include a surround sound mix). Bonus material consists of 3 additional songs not part of the main show (Routine, Hand Cannot Erase, and Heartattack in a Layby) filmed in the empty venue during the afternoon soundcheck, as well as interview / backstage footage. Continue reading

Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Steven Wilson – Home Invasion: In Concert At The Royal Albert Hall (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 02:26:15 minutes | 2,75 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | © Eagle Rock Entertainment

The legendary Royal Albert Hall is the London counterpart of Paris’ Palais Garnier or Olympia. The venue is an ideal setting for the raw diamond that is Steven Wilson’s music. Wilson has harmoniously integrated a high-flying pop component into his ever unique and genuine approach. This new album is a bit different, something that Wilson wholeheartedly accepts (unlike numerous other artists). For To the Bone he is backed up by his devoted band. It’s a band that deserves special attention, even if Steven has decided not to hide behind a heavy and somewhat misleading shield anymore, like he did with the Porcupine Tree. In this regard, there could hardly be someone more subtle and respectable than Adam Holzman on keyboards. Holzman has worked with his Majesty Miles Davis − most notably on Tutu in 1986, and the subsequent tours for the next three years – as well as Michel Petrucciani, Marcus Miller, Robben Ford, and tens of others. Steven isn’t even the first Wilson he’s worked with, as he’s accompanied by Ray, former singer of Stiltskin (known for their hit Inside) and Genesis. Another member of the team is guitarist Alex Hutchings. Hutchings is less known than the others but performed in Thriller Live, the enormous spectacle in tribute to Michael Jackson, and despite the daunting task of following in the footsteps of Dave Kilminster and Guthrie Govan he passes with flying colours. Drummer Craig Blundell (Pendragon, Porcupine Tree…) also successfully replaces the amazing Marco Minnemann andChad Wackerman…

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Steven Wilson – The Raven That Refused to Sing (2013) [High Fidelity Pure Audio Blu-Ray Disc]

Artist: Steven Wilson
Title:  The Raven That Refused to Sing
Genre: Progressive Rock
Label: Kscope
Release Date: 2013
Quality: Blu-ray Audio
Duration: 54:43
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 7997 kbps / 1080p / 24 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6934 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 5.1 / 96 kHz / 13824 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#2: English LPCM 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 26,68 GB

The new studio album from Steven Wilson – Blu-ray edition with 5.1 mixes (96/24 5.1 LPCM & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1) and bonus track. Highly respected British artist Steven Wilson has revealed that his third solo album will be titled ‘The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)’. Set for release by Kscope on February 25, 2013, the much anticipated new album was written between January and July and recorded in Los Angeles in September. Steven’s current band is a collection of stellar musicians: lead guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Nick Beggs, Marco Minnemann on the drums, Theo Travis playing saxophone/flute, and Adam Holzman on keyboards. The record has been engineered by legendary producer/engineer Alan Parsons and consists of 6 songs, 3 of which are 10 minute plus epics and are based on stories of the supernatural. The Blu-ray edition offers audiophiles the chance to experience the album in its full glory with 96/24 Stereo LPCM of the album, plus 2 x 5.1 mixes of album (96/24 5.1 LPCM & DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1). The Blu-ray also features instrumental versions of the album tracks (96/24 Stereo LPCM), plus bonus track (‘Drive Home’ – lounge version, also 96/24 Stereo LPCM), an art gallery Art Gallery (images by Hajo Mueller), Photo Gallery (photographs by Lass Hoile) and a studio Documentary (filmed and edited by Lasse Hoile). For those who do not know Steven Wilson he is 4-times Grammy-nominated artist and the founder and frontman of Porcupine Tree. Porcupine Tree have sold in excess of 1 million records worldwide and the band’s last tour concluded in sold out shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York and the Royal Albert Hall in London. Wilson’s Previous solo album, “Grace For Drowning”, charted around the world (UK No. 34, Germany No. 22, Netherlands No. 22 Dutch, US Billboard Rock album chart No. 19, Poland No. 7). In recent years Steven has emerged as a highly sought after re-mixer, working on 5.1 / surround mixes of classic albums by King Crimson, Jethro Tull, ELP and more. His production credits include work with Opeth, Anathema, Marillion, Anja Garbarek, Fish and Yoko Ono and he sang and co-wrote track on Pendulum’s #1 album, Immersion. He was also the winner of the ‘Guiding Light’ award at the 2012 Prog Magazine awards. Continue reading

Steven Wilson – Grace for Drowning (2011) BLU-RAY 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1

Title: Steven Wilson – Grace for Drowning
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Progressive Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Art Rock

Production/Label: Kaleidoscope Entertainment
Duration: 01:23:03
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 24500 kbps kbps 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 / 96 kHz / 6188 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 6.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM Audio 2.0 / 96 kHz / 4608 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 30.31 GB

This is the high resolution Blu-Ray format version of the Steven Wilson Grace For Drowning Release. It features the Album in hi resolution 5.1 stereo audio plus 2 bonus tracks, six work in progress demo versions and 5 promo videos.

Steven Wilson is a twice Grammy-nominated producer, writer and performer, best known as founder and front man of British rock band Porcupine Tree, He has also produced and /or mixed albums for artists as diverse as Swedish metal band Opeth, Norwegian chanteuse Anja Garbarek, and progressive rock institution King Crimson, Last year, he also co-wrote and sang a track from Pendulum’s number one album ‘Immersion’, Porcupine Tree’s last album was a top 30 album in both the UK and USA, and the tour climaxed with sold out shows in October last year at Royal Albert Hall in London and Radio City Music Hall in New York. ‘Grace For Drowning’ is the second album released under Wilson’s own name, and builds on the artistic inroads he forged with 2009’s exceptionally well-received ‘Insurgentes.’ A double album (two 40-45 minute albums in the same package), Wilson has described it as Continue reading