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Relayer is Next Yes Album to Get Steve Wilson Treatment

October 6th, 2014

Not long after reading about Jethro Tull’s War Child getting the Steve Wilson treatment I now read that Yes’ Relayer has also gotten the treatment. It will be released on 4 November.


relayer remaster <i>Relayer</i> is Next Yes Album to Get Steve Wilson Treatment

From what I can tell, there will be two iterations of the album. One is a BluRay/CD combination while the other is a DVD-A/CD combo. Apparently the “Definitive Edition” CD featuring Wilson’s new mixes won’t be available on its own.

The DVD-A features:

2014 Stereo Mixes: LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
2 SOUND CHASER
3 TO BE OVER

5.1 Surround Mixes: 24/96 MLP Lossless/dts 96/24
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
2 SOUND CHASER
3 TO BE OVER
2014 Stereo and 5.1 surround mixed & produced from the original multitrack tapes by Steven Wilson.

Original Stereo Mixes: Flat Transfer from original master LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
2 SOUND CHASER
3 TO BE OVER

Alternate Album: LPCM Stereo 24/48
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM – Studio run through
2 SOUND CHASER – Studio run through
3 TO BE OVER – Studio run through

The BluRay adds:

Additional Material:
1 SOON (single edit)
2 SOUND CHASER (single edit)
3 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM (Studio run through)

Blu-ray Exclusive: LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 SOUND CHASER – Live from Cobo Hall 1976
2 SOUND CHASER – demo version

Archived Master: LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
2 SOUND CHASER
3 TO BE OVER

2014 Stereo Instrumental Mixes: LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
2 SOUND CHASER
3 TO BE OVER

Needle-drop 1: A1/B1 UK vinyl transfer LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM
2 SOUND CHASER
3 TO BE OVER

Needle-drop 2: US promo album A1/B1 US vinyl transfer LPCM Stereo 24/96
1 THE GATES OF DELIRIUM (PART I)
2 (PART II)
3 (PART III)
4 SOUND CHASER (PART I)
5 SOUND CHASER (PART II)

I am assuming that the studio run-through of “The Gates of Delirium” is the same piece of music as the one on the 2005 remaster. It’s a bit disappointing to see that there aren’t any previously unreleased songs here beyond tunes from the album in one stage or another of being crafted.

It’ll be interesting for my ears to hear what Wilson does here. Relayer has a very thin, tinny sound so I’m hoping he warms it up a bit and puts a little space between the instruments.

Related posts:

  1. War Child Next in Line for Steve Wilson Treatment
  2. Yes: New Album, Old Album Remixed, and a Tour Stop in Madison
  3. New Steve Wilson Solo Album Due This Fall
  4. Another Steve Wilson Video – “Remainder the Black Dog”
  5. New Steve Wilson: “The Raven That Refused to Sing”

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