Release Date: August 26, 2016
Exclusive Website Pre-release Date: July 22, 2016
We are thrilled to announce the release of an expanded edition of A Slight Departure as a 2-disc Blu-ray/CD package. The Blu-ray features the entire album in high resolution 5.1 surround, as well as high resolution stereo, instrumental versions in high resolution stereo, music videos, and behind the scenes interviews, in addition to the standard CD released last year.
The music videos include "Never To Part," "Devil's Stomping Ground," and "The Great Escape." The behind the scenes interviews are featured in a 42-minute video entitled, The Detailed Itinerary, where Alan discusses the writing and recording of all of the songs on A Slight Departure. Over time we've been uploading individual episodes about each song and making these available on this website and our YouTube channel, but you can get all 12 interviews on the Blu-ray.
The audio was mastered by Grammy award-winner Adam Ayan, and the Blu-ray was authored by Neil Wilkes at Opus Productions, the company behind the recent re-issues of the King Crimson, Yes, and XTC catalog.
The package includse:
Disc 1 - Blu-ray
- Onscreen lyric display
- 5.1 Surround Mixes in 96k/24bit, LCPM or DTS-HD
- Stereo Mixes in 96k/24bit LCPM
- Instrumental Mixes in 96k/24bit LCPM
- Music Videos in HD for "Never To Part," "Devil's Stomping Ground," and "The Great Escape."
- 42-minute video: The Detailed Itinerary, featuring Alan discussing the writing and recording of each song from the album
Disc 2 – Compact Disc with standard stereo mixes at 44.1k/16bit
Booklet with lyrics
We are excited to have you hear the music in the finest possible audio quality. You must have a Blu-ray player to take advantage of all the features. If you don't own one, may this be the incentive!
This expanded edition is set for release on Aug. 26, 2016, but for friends and fans, you can get a jump on the rest of the world by ordering copies exclusively through our website.